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Castello Di Cacchiano Chianti Classico 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - This Chianti Classico shows aromas of dried fruits with bay leaf, spices and cherries. Round palate but with sangiovese’s...
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Castello Di Gabbiano Chianti 750ml

This wine is clear, bright and ruby-red in color. The bouquet is reminiscent of ripe plums spiced with pepper and wood nuances. The first sip...
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Castello Di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Layered and pretty red with cherry and light orange undertones. Some dusty texture. Medium body, good acidity and a clean finish. A...
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Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Sporting a new label design, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino represents a philosophical divide from previous vintages. In the past,...
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Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 750ml

Rated 96 - This shows pure and fresh fruit that many others don't have. Also, there are plenty of linear tannins. Precise and beautiful. Medium to...

Sangiovese

Sangiovese is the primary grape used in Northern Italy in the region of Tuscany to make Chianti and also for Brunello di Montalcino. Sangiovese produces wines that are spicy, with good acid levels, smooth texture and medium body. In the right climates and with controlled yields, Sangiovese can be made into very structured and full bodied wines. It is usually blended with other grapes for best results and in northern Italy is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon in the 'Super Tuscan' blends.

Because of its ability to create smoother wines with acid levels that pair well with many foods, a great deal of experimentation is taking place with it as a blending agent with several red varieties.