Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.928 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Stem-my, orange peel, tart cherry, thyme, balsamic vinegar. Elevated acid, tannins, and medium body. Very pale ruby, little oak.

Stem-my, orange peel, tart cherry, thyme, balsamic vinegar. Elevated acid, tannins, and medium body. Very pale ruby, little oak.

Apr 18th, 2019
Ron R
8.8

Nice rich bouquet on the nose. Acid comes through initially. Good mid-palate texture. Nice notes of cherries, delicate oak treatment, but finishes a touch tart. Needs bottle age to help the acid relax.

Nice rich bouquet on the nose. Acid comes through initially. Good mid-palate texture. Nice notes of cherries, delicate oak treatment, but finishes a touch tart. Needs bottle age to help the acid relax.

Dec 8th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Lovely wine, but I’m feeling a bit of a Chianti purist at the moment and must note the purple hues and the presence of creamy vanillin oak character. Not offensive by any means, just not transmitting the purity and focus of Sangiovese that I look for in these wines. As far as hedonistic enjoyment is concerned it is wonderful.

Lovely wine, but I’m feeling a bit of a Chianti purist at the moment and must note the purple hues and the presence of creamy vanillin oak character. Not offensive by any means, just not transmitting the purity and focus of Sangiovese that I look for in these wines. As far as hedonistic enjoyment is concerned it is wonderful.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2019
Andrew E.

Bargain Chianti. Medium bodied, fruit forward, smooth.

Bargain Chianti. Medium bodied, fruit forward, smooth.

Jul 21st, 2019
Michael Amoruso

All good here. Sour black cherry, balsamic and herbs.

All good here. Sour black cherry, balsamic and herbs.

Jun 6th, 2019
T.Sean McKean

Delicious easy drinking Chianti. Perfect for summer slightly chilled. dark fruit on the mouth with a smooth finish

Delicious easy drinking Chianti. Perfect for summer slightly chilled. dark fruit on the mouth with a smooth finish

May 20th, 2019
aisforalan

tricked @David D into drinking chianti! low acid. good tannins. prunes. fruit leather. herbs. green leaves. pine. delicious. buy again. from shawn’s.

tricked @David D into drinking chianti! low acid. good tannins. prunes. fruit leather. herbs. green leaves. pine. delicious. buy again. from shawn’s.

Apr 25th, 2019
David D

Medium-minus bodied, leather, raspberry, grapefruit pith, black tea, touch of pine, lots of tannins and a little tart. From Shawn’s.

Medium-minus bodied, leather, raspberry, grapefruit pith, black tea, touch of pine, lots of tannins and a little tart. From Shawn’s.

Apr 25th, 2019
Louis Martin

Nice, easy to drink, a little fruity, pairs well with pizza and pasta.

Nice, easy to drink, a little fruity, pairs well with pizza and pasta.

Apr 7th, 2019
Andrew Briker

Love this wine. Light. Fruity

Love this wine. Light. Fruity

Feb 16th, 2019