James Suckling 92
"A bright and fruity red with aromas and flavors of plums, cherries and spices. Lots of chocolate undertones, too. Medium to full body and a delicious finish. Some salty undertones add to the complexity. Drink in 2020".~JS
Wine Spectator 90
"This is pure and focused, delivering blackberry, black currant, violet and herb flavors. Dashes of mineral and spice add complexity as this glides to a long conclusion. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2028. 8,000 cases made."~BS
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Looking to expand beyond the heavily saturated Chianti Classico area, Castellare turned to the natural outlet of Maremma. What started as a small expansion plan took on a new dimension, as a unique joint venture between Castellare and Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite, the first partnership of its kind.The project couples Castellare's experience in the growing and vinification of Sangioveto with Lafite's experience in classic French varietals. Extensive research led to a site selection in the hills formed by the two sides of the old Aurelia in Monteregio di Massa Marittima. The first vineyards were planted on 17 acres in 2000; however, today, this successful project oversees almost 200 acres of vineyards in an unrivalled microclimate for native varietals.