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Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Riserva 2003 750ml
Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Riserva 2003 750ml

Price: $69.30
ID: 10578
Vintage 2003
Producer: Castell'in Villa
Varietal(s): Sangiovese
Color: Red

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Product Code: RD5536
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Description Sub Region Producer Notes
Medieval hamlets like that of Castell’in Villa date back to the 1200sand remain among Chianti’s top-quality estates. Located in CastelnuovoBerardenga, in the southernmost part of the Chianti Classico zone,Castell’in Villa is one of the oldest estates in the DOC. CoraliaPignatelli della Leonessa owns and operates the winery and craftsintelligent wines—wines to reflect upon and wines that age for anextremely long time.

The estate comprises 298 hectares, 54 ofwhich are vineyards; 32 hectares are dedicated to the production ofolive groves. The vineyards extend over eight different sites,reflecting the diversity of the Tuscan countryside in soil types andmicroclimates. The estate’s viticultural regimen entails hand selectionof grapes that are cultivated under strict yield control. A profoundrespect for the natural evolution of the vines informs Castell’inVilla’s philosophy, as well as an appreciation for the distinctrequirements of individual vintages.

It is difficult toascribe a style to the wines of Castell’in Villa. Traditional wines,all skillfully crafted from estate-grown fruit that is hand-selected atthe height of ripeness, are the producer’s hallmark. The winery adheresto a philosophy that permits release only when the wines have reached acertain level of maturity (ensuring that no bottle will be openedprematurely); thus, the winery typically releases vintages two yearsafter most other producers. 
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Type: Dry
  • Variety/Blend: Sangiovese
  • Drink Start Date: 2008
  • Drink End Date: 2018

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