Castellare Di Castellina I Sodi Di San Niccolo’ 2017
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Castellare’s I Sodi di San Niccolò is the single most overlooked high-end wine in Tuscany today.
Rated Best Italian wine by Monica Larner of the Wine Advocate in several occasions. 2017 is the 40th vintage of this exceptional wine with a celebratory label.
Castellare’s top wine, ranked in the Wine Spectator Top 100 on multiple occasions and recognised with the prestigious “tre bicchieri” (three glasses) and “cinque grappoli” (five bunches of grapes) ratings. The company takes great pride in demonstrating the greatness of the Sangiovese variety, paired with Malvasia Nera, achieving a worldwide position of fifth place.
Tasting notes: intense red with hints of garnet. Deeply sophisticated and showcasing its full pedigree in terms of both the bouquet and palate of the wine. The fruit quality is exceptional and each individual aroma can be distinguished with total clarity, from the cherry to the spices, whose focus and integration are exceptional.
Area: Toscana/ Tuscany
Municipality of production: Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Soil type: limestone
Vineyard altitude: 350-400 mt. s.l.m.
Name of the vineyard: S. Niccoló
Training system: guyot single-arched cane
Planting density: from 2.700 (old plants) to 6.000 (new plants) plants per hectare
Grape yield per hectares: 40/45 Ql
Harvesting period: mid-October
Vinification: in steel
Malolactic fermentation: done
Ageing: in barrique for 50% new and bottle
Duration of the ageing in barrique: from 24 to 30 months
Duration of the ageing in a bottle: 12 months
Food Pairing: Pairs well with cold cuts and meat rich in flavour, cheeses with a strong and aromatic taste, in particular, Pecorino Toscano and Parmigiano.