Rocca Di Frassinello

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.

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Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93“The 2015 Le Sughere di Frasinello is terrific. Scents of of sweet pipe tobacco, mint, leather, rose petal and exotic spice give the 2015 much of its immediate allure. Super-ripe and racy on the palate, with silky tannins and gorgeous, supple fruit, the 2015 is hugely appealing.”~AG
Item Number: 31247
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $113.70
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Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia 2015
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Graphite, black pepper and sanguine aromas are matched with plum, tobacco and spice flavors in this beefy red. The muscular frame supports all the elements nicely. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangioveto. Best from 2018 through 2024. 1,200 cases made."~ BS
Item Number: 27127
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Rocca di Frassinello Ornello 2014
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "A rich style, showing cherry, plum, leather, earth and spice aromas and flavors, underlined by lively acidity. Finishes long and satisfying. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 4,166 cases made."~B.S.  James Suckling 90 "A red with ripe
Item Number: 25117
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $155.70
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Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia 2014
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Graphite, cherry, leather, and tobacco combine in this fluid red. The rich texture offsets a firm underlying structure, while dusty tannins line the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2023. 10,000 cases made." ~ BS  Wine Advocate 88 "The

Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia 2013
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A big and juicy red with lots of ripe fruit, chocolate and spice character. Full-bodied, velvety and rich. Lots of fruit flavors. Drink now."~J.S.  Vinous Media 89 "The 2013 Poggio alla Guardia is terrific in this vintage. Bold, juicy and expressive, the 2013 offers tons of

Rocca di Frassinello Ornello 2013
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93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2013 Ornello is terrific. A blend of Sangioveto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, the Ornello offers striking depth and translucence in a mid-weight style loaded with complexity. Sweet red cherries, tobacco, mint, new leather and blood orange add shades of nuance as the

Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2013
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+ "This is a delicious value wine that has shown great strides forward in quality over the past two vintages. The 2013 Maremma Toscana Le Sughere di Frassinello is a hot seller and with 95,000 bottles produced, it should not be difficult to locate. The blend consists of Sangioveto,

Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2012
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Baked cherry, anise and celery root. Very spicy and zesty, slightly rustic but bold and full-bodied. Should harmonize and improve by 2016."~J.S.  Wine Advocate 91 "The 2012 Maremma Toscana Le Sughere di Frassinello is the latest edition of a wine that has shown a clear and

Rocca di Frassinello Ornello 2012
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90  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 90  "Taut and dense, showing cherry, mushroom, leather and chocolate aromas and flavors. Fresh and complex, with assertive tannins that need time to integrate. Fine length. Best from 2016 through 2023. 4,000 cases made."~B.S.  Wine Advocate 90 "The 2012 Maremma Toscana Ornello is

Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia 2012
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"Cherry tomato, basil, black peppercorn, fennel and roasted meats. A complex, full-bodied wine, very savory, with firm tannins. Drink in 2016."~J.S.

Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2011
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A wine with attractive berry, black olive and hints of wood. Medium-to-full body, with firm tannins and a chewy finish. Wood, tannins should melt into the wine with bottle age. A blend of 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Sangioveto. Better in 2014."~J.S.  Wine Spectator

Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia 2011
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Graphite and cherry aromas lead off, augmented by raspberry, mineral and cedar flavors. Structured and vibrant, with a long, spicy aftertaste. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangioveto. Best from 2016 through 2028. 12,500 cases made."~B.S.

Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia 2011
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Graphite and cherry aromas lead off, augmented by raspberry, mineral and cedar flavors. Structured and vibrant, with a long, spicy aftertaste. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangioveto. Best from 2016 through 2028. 12,500 cases made."~B.S.

Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2008
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2008 Le Sughere di Frassinello is 50% Sangioveto, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is one of the more refined, elegant wines I have tasted from this emerging property in Gavorrano. Layers of ripe dark fruit emerge in a silky, refined style that is utterly

Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia 2010
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Dried fruits with vanilla and cocoa on the nose and palate. Full to medium body, with velvety tannins and a chocolate aftertaste. Drink now."~J.S.  Wine Spectator 88 "Bright and vibrant, exuding cherry, black currant, earth and spice flavors, with a long, juicy finish.

Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2010 Le Sughere di Frassinello bursts from the glass with an exciting melange of sweet red cherries, herbs, licorice and tobacco. It shows lovely mid-palate depth in a medium-bodied, sleek style supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins. The 2010 fleshes out nicely on the

Rocca di Frassinello Poggio Alla Guardia 2009
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92  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92 "Good dark ruby. Aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, milk chocolate and pepper are lifted by an intense violet note. Pliant, concentrated and sweet, with luscious red fruit and dark berry flavors. Finishes with strong but well integrated tannins and good acid lift. A

Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2009
93  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2009 Le Sughere di Frassinello is simply dazzling in this vintage. Expressive floral notes are woven throughout a fabric of vibrant dark fruit in this intense, supple red. Racy and expressive from start to finish, the wine impresses for its fabulous harmony and ripe, explosive