Castello Di Volpaia

The hilltop village of Volpaia was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence-Siena border. Its medieval layout and buildings are still intact and part of the original outside walls and two of its six towers are still standing, making Volpaia one of the best-preserved walled villages of its period. Nine centuries after Volpaia was built, Raffaello Stianti purchased a portion of the estate in 1966 and when his adored his daughter, Giovannella, married Carlo Mascheroni in 1972 he presented them with the estate as a wedding gift. Today, the couple is joined by their two children, Nicolo and Federica, and the family is considered one of Italy's leaders in organic viticulture and farming. In 2008 the family unveiled its second organically farmed venture, Prelius, on Tuscany's gold coast.

Vineyards, Philosophies: One of the highest-elevation winery in the Chianti area, Castello di Volpaia owns 46 hectares (114 acres) of vineyards, which are situated at 450 to 600 meters (1,300 to 2,130 feet) on the southern hillsides leading up to the village.

Volpaia is committed to organic farming practices in all of its estate vineyards and complies with all of the organic viticulture legislation in the production of its wines.

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Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2016
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Showing ripe fruit and rich intensity, the 2016 Chianti Classico (made with 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot) would pair nicely next to pasta with extra cheese grated on top. This wine is bright and fruit-forward with the fresh acidity to cut though the fat in cheese, butter or
Item Number: 31305
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Distinctly earthy, this red also displays black cherry, leather and mineral flavors. Vibrant, riding a line between elegant and chewy, with a firm finish. Drink now through 2024. -BS  The Chianti Classico Riserva has a ruby-red hue with a trace of garnet. The nose is elegant,
Item Number: 29062
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96  "Though saturated with black current and blackberry fruit and backed by opaque tannins, this red is pure and balanced. Thyme, iron, leather and tar notes give this complexity, while the finish goes into overtime. Best from 2023 through 2040." Bruce Sanderson October, 31 2018 

Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2015
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 “This juicy red has grip, setting the backdrop for pure cherry, blueberry, earth, iron and tobacco flavors. Though light-weight, this should develop over the next three to five years.”   The 2015 growing season was very warm. Beginning in May, the growth cycle of the grapevines

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
Vintage Report The growing season began with mild and damp spring conditions from abundant rainfall that continued into early summer. Temperatures remained below normal during the month of June, resulting in late bud break and flowering of the vines. July and August saw warm temperatures which

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2012
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Vibrant and harmonious, offering floral, strawberry, cherry and spice flavors allied to a delicate frame. Lingers with fruit and mineral notes on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases made."  Each Volpaia Vineyard is harvested separately. Our Chinati Classico Reserva

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2011
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "A broad, rangy Chianti Classico, featuring cherry, leather, tobacco and mineral flavors. Balanced, staying focused and long on the tobacco- and licorice- tinged aftertaste." Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2015  Tasting Notes The Chianti Classico Riserva has a ruby-red hue with

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2009
92  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 92 "The sweet black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors highlight this powerful, polished red. The fruit, earth and spice notes prevail as the tannic grip emerges on the finish." ~ BS  James Suckling 92  "Dried fruits with hints of pepper and dark chocolate on the nose. Full and

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"The sweet black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors highlight this powerful, polished red. The fruit, earth and spice notes prevail as the tannic grip emerges on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2024. BS