• "Quercesola" Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

      “Quercesola” Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

      Quercesola is a dynamic Chianti Classico and the ideal introduction to the great world of Castellare wines. Full of the aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries and spices. On the palate, it moves forward in a straightforward and bold way, 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: partial 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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      29302717 · 0,75 l · 18,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,55 €
    • Chianti Classico DOCG 2018

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2018

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

      "Mid crimson. Rich cherry nose with a hint of stalks. Supple, concentrated, and tangy palate with gripping, ripe tannins. Ready to be enjoyed." Jancis Robinson

      "Sweet-cherry and vanilla aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with round tannins and a fruity finish. Nicely done. Delicious now." James Suckling

      "The 2018 Chianti Classico is an absolutely joyous wine. Bright red cherry fruit, tangy acids and sweet floral notes all run a translucent, super-expressive Chianti Classico that quite frankly knocks it out of the park. The 2018 is so delineated, so vibrant and just so incredibly delicious. The purity of the flavors is just remarkable. The oak needs a bit of time to fully integrate, but it already has over the last few months. This is what Sangiovese (called Sangioveto here) and Chianti Classico are all about. Best of all, the 2018 is a screaming value. Don't miss it." Vinous

      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16 points
      • Grape Varieties: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months used barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,66 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302118 · 0,75 l · 19,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      14,52 €
    • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      Enormously elegant riserva full of character: fascinating bouquet, intense and enveloping. On the palate great fruit, fine tannin, vital acidity, long lasting, overall slim 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

      "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

      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: partial 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 · 27,16 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      20,37 €
    • "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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2013 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • 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 · 67,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      25,25 €
    • "Il Poggiale" Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

      “Il Poggiale” Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

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

      "A bright, elegant version, this is packed with juicy cherry, strawberry, floral and earth flavors. Though this ends with dry tannins, the succulence persists, along with an element of sweet fruit." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale is a dense, powerful wine. Next to the straight Riserva, the Poggiale has more mid-palate depth and overall richness, but it is not more complex or nuanced, just a bigger wine. Red cherry jam, leather, smoke, sweet oak and licorice meld into the unctuous finish." Vinous

      "This has a really intense and beautiful nose of pressed violets, lavender, bay leaf, heather and dried hibiscus tea. Full-bodied and big with a wallop of very chewy tannins that remain in tune, thanks to bright acidity. Long on the finish." James Suckling

      "The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale shows extreme focus and precision with a pretty succession of dark fruit aromas followed by spice, leather and baked terracotta. This wine exhibits lots of depth and dimension with extra ripeness that comes forward as cherry confit and dried blackberry. That ripeness is well contained in this classic vintage. This is a lasting wine with a generous array of flavors and aromas, worthy of an aged T-bone steak." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Ciliegiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302316 · 0,75 l · 37,56 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,17 €
    • Chianti Classico DOCG 2018 <br>MAGNUM

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2018 · MAGNUM

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

      "Mid crimson. Rich cherry nose with a hint of stalks. Supple, concentrated, and tangy palate with gripping, ripe tannins. Ready to be enjoyed." Jancis Robinson

      "Sweet-cherry and vanilla aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with round tannins and a fruity finish. Nicely done. Delicious now." James Suckling

      "The 2018 Chianti Classico is an absolutely joyous wine. Bright red cherry fruit, tangy acids and sweet floral notes all run a translucent, super-expressive Chianti Classico that quite frankly knocks it out of the park. The 2018 is so delineated, so vibrant and just so incredibly delicious. The purity of the flavors is just remarkable. The oak needs a bit of time to fully integrate, but it already has over the last few months. This is what Sangiovese (called Sangioveto here) and Chianti Classico are all about. Best of all, the 2018 is a screaming value. Don't miss it." Vinous

      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16 points
      • Grape Varieties: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months used barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,66 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302618 · 1,5 l · 23,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      34,99 €
    • "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 · 50,56 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      37,92 €
    • "I Sodi di San Niccolò" Toscana IGT 2016

      “I Sodi di San Niccolò" Toscana IGT 2016

      The richness of the vintage is evident in the sweet fruit and glycerine of the wine, accompanied by firm tannins and the influence of Malvasia Nera, which gives the wine its proportions. Deep, dark and dense on the palate, flanked by a multitude of floral and spicy notes. A wine full of intensity and personality. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Mint and sage notes make this distinctive, augmenting the plum, black cherry and tar flavors. Racy and concentrated, with thick tannins, leaving a compact, mouthcoating finish. Shows terrific drive and energy." Wine Spectator

      "A full, layered red with blueberry and blackberry character and hints of walnuts. It’s rich and juicy. Very tight style with depth and polish at the end. Still needs time to open. Try after 2022." James Suckling

      "Castellare's I Sodi di San Niccolò is the single most overlooked high-end wine in Tuscany today. The 2016 picks up where the 2015 left off. A rush of inky dark fruit, lavender, spice, licorice, gravel, blueberry and menthol builds as the 2016 shows off its exceptional balance and pedigree. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2016 needs a few years in bottle to fully come together. Even so, the 2016 has been nothing less than spectacular on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. In a word: monumental." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:98 points
      • Vinous:98 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Malvasia Nera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302416 · 0,75 l · 73,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      55,47 €
    • "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 · 75,25 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      56,44 €
    • "Poggio ai Merli" Merlot Toscana IGT 2016

      “Poggio ai Merli” Merlot Toscana IGT 2016

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

      "The 2016 Poggio ai Merli, the estate's pure Merlot, is a bold, delicious wine. There is plenty of varietal character in the glass, but with a good kick of freshness from the moderate growing season and the Tuscan accents that are such signatures of this wine. Menthol, lavender, sage and pine add layers of nuance to a core of dark fruit in this very pretty and expressive wine from Castellare." Antonio Galloni

      "Sweet vanilla and oak notes mingle with pretty black cherry, plum and blackberry fruit in this racy red. Deep and complex, picking up mineral and spice accents on the lingering finish." Wine Spectator

      "This shows really pure aromas in the essence-like zone such as soaked blueberries and blackberry crumble. More floral elements of pressed violets and lavender follow. Hints of vanilla, too. Full body, very polished tannins, loads of blue fruit and a long, intense finish. Very well done indeed." James Suckling

      "The 2016 Poggio ai Merli is gorgeous. That's the short and the long of it. Merlot shows some of its best performances ever in Tuscany in the 2016 vintage. This wine is exceedingly smooth and silky, yet its tightly knit fiber supports a generous profile that ranges from dark cherry to spice, to tobacco and fresh potting soil. On the palate, the wine is rich and large in scope, yet it never leaves behind any residual heaviness. Castellare di Castellina has created a true beauty (with only 4,000 precious bottles made)." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Robert Parker:97+ points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:95 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: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29302516 · 0,75 l · 90,85 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      68,14 €
    About the winemakers
    Castellare di Castellina
    Tuscany | 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