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Castellani Toscana Sangiovese 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
JS
94
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
This is very fresh with cherries and dark chocolate and hints of spices. Medium to full body. Fine tannins. Complex finish. Lots of fruit. From the Alta Maremma, facing the coast. Drink now.
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Castellani Toscana Sangiovese 2016 750ml

SKU 853051
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$15.10
$13.59
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
JS
94
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
This is very fresh with cherries and dark chocolate and hints of spices. Medium to full body. Fine tannins. Complex finish. Lots of fruit. From the Alta Maremma, facing the coast. Drink now.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
Overview
Rated 94 - This is very fresh with cherries and dark chocolate and hints of spices. Medium to full body. Fine tannins. Complex finish. Lots of fruit. From the Alta Maremma, facing the coast. Drink now.
green grapes

Varietal: Sangiovese

The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively – full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.
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Region: Tuscany

The beautiful region of Tuscany has been associated with wine production for almost three thousand years, and as such is one of the oldest and most highly respected wine producing regions in the world. The hot, sunny climate supports quite a wide range of grapes, but the grape varietals most widely grown across this large region are Sangiovese and Vernaccia, both of which are used in the production of Tuscany's most distinctive red and white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and other imported grape varietals have also flourished there for over two hundred years, but it wasn't until the 1970's and the rise of the 'Super Tuscans' that they were widely used, when the fine wineries of the region began experimenting with Bordeaux style red wines to great effect.
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Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.
Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
Would you buy this product again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
What did you pair the product with?: Pasta w/Red Sauce, Grilled Red Meat
01-15-2023
05:12 PM
Very nice wine, matched rating to the tee.

Would you buy this product again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
What did you pair the product with?: Hard/Sharp Cheeses, Soft/Mild Cheeses, Pasta w/Red Sauce
12-29-2021
09:58 AM
Nice red for sitting around with friends. It goes well with most red meats and salads. It has become our "house red" and everyone I have served it to has liked it. Smooth with some dark fruit flavors at the finish.

Would you buy this product again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
What did you pair the product with?: Charcuterie (Assorted Dried Meats), Soft/Mild Cheeses, Salad, Pasta w/Red Sauce, Grilled Red Meat, Burgers/Pizza/Picnic-Style Foods, Barbeque, Chocolate
01-30-2023
11:33 AM
Would you buy this product again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
What did you pair the product with?: Salad, Roasted Chicken/Poultry
03-02-2022
11:58 AM
Would you buy this product again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
What did you pair the product with?: Cooked Fish, Shellfish (Oysters/Crab/Shrimp/etc.), Pasta w/Red Sauce
12-27-2022
05:57 PM
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green grapes

Varietal: Sangiovese

The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively – full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.
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Region: Tuscany

The beautiful region of Tuscany has been associated with wine production for almost three thousand years, and as such is one of the oldest and most highly respected wine producing regions in the world. The hot, sunny climate supports quite a wide range of grapes, but the grape varietals most widely grown across this large region are Sangiovese and Vernaccia, both of which are used in the production of Tuscany's most distinctive red and white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and other imported grape varietals have also flourished there for over two hundred years, but it wasn't until the 1970's and the rise of the 'Super Tuscans' that they were widely used, when the fine wineries of the region began experimenting with Bordeaux style red wines to great effect.
fields

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.