• "Quercesola" Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

      “Quercesola” Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

      Quercesola is a dynamic Chianti Classico and the ideal introduction to the great world of Castellare wines. Packed with the aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries and spices. The palate is straightforward and boldly forward, with dark fruit, sweet tannins and a great sense of integrity. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months used barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302719 · 0,75 l · 18,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,90 €
    • Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

      Castellares Chianti Classico with refined aromas reminiscent of juicy sweet cherries, flowers and spices such as mint. Silky and polished on the palate, the final long and creamy. A radiant, seductive wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Owner Paolo Panerai adopted organic practises when he took over his family's estate in 1975, though he has never certified the wines. His iconic labels depict the multitude of rare birds that have returned to the property since the use of synthetic chemicals was eradicated. Pronounced and pretty with scents of allspice, rose, violet and a hint of leather. The palate is sumptuous and layered, with ripe cherry, plum and a juicy nectarine quality. Charmingly exuberant, this is clean and polished but not too polite. It's quite racy and finishes with an orange twist." Decanter

      • Decanter :91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months used barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,68 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,51 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302119 · 0,75 l · 20,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,60 €
    • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      Enormously elegant, very characterful Riserva: fascinating bouquet, intense and enveloping. On the palate great fruit, fine tannin, vital acidity, long lasting, overall lean and hardly to be surpassed in harmony. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Cherries and orange peel on the nose. Very intense. Medium to full body, firm and intense tannins and a long, bright finish. The underlying acidity is very intense. Give it a year or two to come better together." James Suckling

      "A fresh, fluid style, this red displays ripe cherry and strawberry, rose and smoky underbrush flavors. This is elegant yet firm and intense, with a long, iron-infused finish." Wine Spectator

      "The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva balances the natural richness of the year with the translucent beauty of Sangiovese. Succulent dark cherry, cedar, tobacco, licorice and dried herbs all run through the 2017. The warm, dry season gives the Riserva slightly softer contours, but there is plenty of energy and vibrancy. This is another fabulous wine from proprietor Paolo Panerai and longtime winemaker Alessandro Cellai." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302217 · 0,75 l · 27,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      20,90 €
    • "San Niccolo" Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 2014

      “San Niccolo” Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 2014

      Castellare's dessert wine is aged for five long years in Caratelli made of chestnut wood, and only 3,500 bottles are sold each year. Strong honey yellow. The bouquet reminds of wild porcini mushrooms, candied fruit with honey and caramel. Seductive and soft on the palate, the well-developed acid framework not only ensures a wonderfully fresh drinking flow, but also gives this fine drop a great future. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Malvasia, 35% Trebbiano, 5% Ciliegiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 5 years chestnut wood barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29300114 · 0,375 l · 69,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      25,90 €
    • "Il Poggiale" Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      “Il Poggiale” Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      Vigna Poggiale, a full-bodied Riserva from the single vineyard of the same name, is an extroverted classic drop. Dark fruits, blossoms, smoke and liquorice in the complex, differentiated bouquet. Admirably hamonic, the juicy taste is interwoven with silky tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This wine offers dark but streamlined intensity with a big punch of Tuscan authenticity, thanks to this traditional blend of Sangioveto (Sangiovese) with tiny parts Canaiolo and Ciliegiolo. This threesome combination of indigenous grapes shows bright acidity and a mid-weight style that is enhanced in good measure by the heat and dryness of this vintage. There are aromas of Morello cherry, dried rose or lavender flower and potting soil with hints of iron ore or crushed granite. The mouthfeel in the Castellare di Castellina 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale shows balanced freshness with hints of the tannic astringency that come with this vintage." Robert Parker

      "Solid and beautiful with sliced strawberries and cherries, as well as floral and citrus character and hibiscus-tea undertones. Medium to full body and round, creamy tannins. So delicious." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Ciliegiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302317 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,90 €
    • "Coniale" Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT 2013

      “Coniale” Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT 2013

      Coniale, a pure Cabernet Sauvignon, is an elegant and expressive wine. A pleasant scent of black fruits, spices and tobacco, dense and wide on the palate, with mineral tones of flint and granite, firmly structured and well defined until the long aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This red is smooth, if a bit shy in aroma, but makes up for it with concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry, earth and tar. Balanced and long, with firm grip on the finish. Begs for a grilled steak." Wine Spectator

      "One of the highlights in this range, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Coniale is absolutely gorgeous. Deep, juicy and pliant, but with plenty of restraint, the 2013 is all class. There is plenty of varietal character, not to mention terrific balance, in this beautifully delineated, vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon from Castellare." Antonio Galloni

      "This is an impressive effort and a wine that will warm your palate and your soul on a chilly winter evening (preferably served with a grilled steak). The 2013 Coniale is a pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that opens to an inky dark and impenetrable appearance. This is a seductive wine with an irresistible array of plump cherry and super ripe blackberry flavors. It is structured and determined, but the 2013 vintage also delivers a soothing sense of balance, power and elegance. Give the wine another year or two of bottle aging." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months used barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302813 · 0,75 l · 51,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      38,90 €
    • Chianti Classico DOCG 2019 <br>MAGNUM

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2019 · MAGNUM

      Castellares Chianti Classico with refined aromas reminiscent of juicy sweet cherries, flowers and spices such as mint. Silky and polished on the palate, the final long and creamy. A radiant, seductive wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Owner Paolo Panerai adopted organic practises when he took over his family's estate in 1975, though he has never certified the wines. His iconic labels depict the multitude of rare birds that have returned to the property since the use of synthetic chemicals was eradicated. Pronounced and pretty with scents of allspice, rose, violet and a hint of leather. The palate is sumptuous and layered, with ripe cherry, plum and a juicy nectarine quality. Charmingly exuberant, this is clean and polished but not too polite. It's quite racy and finishes with an orange twist." Decanter

      • Decanter :91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months used barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,68 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,51 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302619 · 1,5 l · 26,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      39,50 €
    • "Poggio ai Merli" Merlot Toscana IGT 2015

      “Poggio ai Merli” Merlot Toscana IGT 2015

      Poggio ai Merli is a pure Merlot, which is completely based on the terroir of central Tuscany and consistently embodies the style of Castellare. Pure, clear, refined, elegant and free of fashionable monotony. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A fresh and fruity wine with dark chocolate and hints of walnut. Medium to full body, bright fruit and a crisp finish. An extremely bright and focused young red." James Suckling

      "Polished and harmonious, this red delivers blackberry, plum, cedar, spice and earth flavors. The tannins are exposed on the finish. Just needs time to mellow. Merlot. Best from 2019 through 2032." Wine Spectator

      "Tuscany and Merlot make for beautifully matched bedfellows—especially in a reasonably balanced vintage like this. The 2015 Poggio ai Merli reveals a thickly darkened and saturated appearance with inky and blackish purple highlights. The bouquet is surprisingly delicate and perfumed with dark rose, spice, dried cherry and blackberry. In the mouth, this wine is exceedingly soft and luscious. The tannins are soft but the wine offers thick textural layering nonetheless. A mere 3,500 bottles were produced." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302515 · 0,75 l · 77,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      57,90 €
    • "Poggio ai Merli" Merlot Toscana IGT 2018

      “Poggio ai Merli” Merlot Toscana IGT 2018

      Poggio ai Merli is a single-varietal Merlot that relies entirely on the terroir of central Tuscany and consistently embodies the Castellare style. Pure, clear, with refinement, elegant and free of fashionable monotony. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense, rich garnet. In the nose of delicate fragrance of ripe blackberry, some mint and a touch of oak, in the reverberation of varnish. Shows on the palate with rich pressure and gripping course, well-integrated wood supports the drink, rich and slightly salty, currently still young, should spend some more time in the bottle." Falstaff

      "A juicy red with lots of ripe-fruit and citrus undertones to the smoked oak. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a fruity finish. It’s a little disjointed now, so needs a few years to come together. But excellent potential in this pure merlot." James Suckling

      "The 2018 Poggio ai Merli is stunning for the way it combines the fruit intensity of Merlot with the structure of Chianti Classico and the vibrancy of the year. What a wine. Inky blue/purplish fruit, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice, black pepper and earthy flavors all race through this deep, potent Merlot from Castellare. Even with all of its intensity, the 2018 retains striking freshness and tons of verve." Vinous

      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Vinous:96 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,78 g/l
      • Sulfite: 81 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,61
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302518 · 0,75 l · 93,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      69,90 €
    About the winemakersCastellare di CastellinaTuscany | Chianti
    Castellare di Castellina

    Like many Tuscan wineries, Castellare di Castellina is picturesquely surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The Milanese publisher Paolo Panerai had acquired the feudal estate in the 1970s out of a passion for the Chianti region. With great care, attention to detail and high quality awareness, he led the production site to the top of Tuscany.

    Among the award-winning wines I Sodi di San Niccolò stands out. The medieval church of San Niccolò also stands on the vineyard. The real treasure of the small church lies deep under the altar. Because in the cellars of the church the wines of Castellare di Castellina are stored. An elliptical ramp leads to the wine cellar, where the wooden barrels are stylishly illuminated.

    However, quality does not come from the lowest floor, but from the vineyard itself. That's why Paolo early on opted for a very old Sangiovese clone, the Sangioveto, as well as other autochthonous varieties. The vines are planted at an altitude of up to 400 metres above sea level in very calcareous soils. The slopes are often very steep, so that in the vineyards a lot of work has to be done by hand. The location and the quality of the soil give the wines of Castellare di Castellina, full of character, a beautiful structure and a high ageing potential. Alessandro Cellai is responsible for vinification. The respected oenologist succeeds in producing traditional Chianti with modern methods.

    Panerai began dealing with sustainability at an early stage. The owner of the vineyard established a small nature reserve on his property in which chemical pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides are taboo. Today, for example, rare bird species live in the biotope. The labels of the vintage wines therefore regularly show a bird species. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Already at the first bottlings of the I Sodi di San Niccolò in 1979, the winery gave preference to a classic style over fashion-oriented adventures. A style that also determines the current production and makes the brand a model for the whole area."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1845
    • Owner: Paolo Panerai
    • Annual production: approx. 200,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 28 hectares
    • Natural cultivation