Wine Castellare di Castellina, "Poggio Ai Merli" di Castellare, Toscana IGT, 2013
Reviews of purchase Castellare di Castellina, "Poggio Ai Merli" di Castellare, Toscana IGT, 2013
Wine of deep ruby red color with purple highlights.
Wine has a fragrant, full-bodied, well-balanced, full of flavor with silky tannins. In bright colors cherry, plum and currant harmoniously interwoven minerals and vanilla overtones.
Wine envelops alluring aromas of ripe blackberry, plum, cherry and black currant notes of vanilla in the frame, tobacco, licorice, nutmeg and pepper.
Wine is the perfect partner for game (especially venison), stewed and roasted meats. It can also be served with hard aged cheeses.
Castellare di Castellina, Poggio Ai Merli di Castellare - fragrant, powerful wine with a spectacular complex taste, reflecting the best characteristics of the terroir. It is produced from Merlot grapes grown in the vineyard Poggio Ai Merli, which has an area of 5 hectares and is located in the province of Siena. Vines, planted in 1996, growing at an altitude of 350-400 meters above sea level on the lime-clay and loamy soils. In 2010, the crop harvested in late August - early September. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out for 14 days in steel tanks at a temperature of fermentation 28 ° C. Maceration time was 12 days. After malolactic fermentation and partial clarification of the wine matured for 14 months in 225 liter French oak barriques, of which 1/3 - new. Before entering the sale of wine was aged for 10 months in the bottle.
Domini di Castellina Castellari - a family owned company, located in the Chianti region, in the commune of Castellina. Since 1979, the company is owned by Paolo Panerai. The history of farming began in 1968 with the unification of the five vineyards in the heart of Tuscany, in the scenic area, at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. Some of them (about 33 hectares) is located on the hills overlooking the south-east. They became the basis of the first wineries Paolo Panerai - Castellare di Castellina. In the vineyards prohibited the use of pesticides and herbicides. Age of vines from 5 to 40 years. The maximum exposure to the sun, good drainage, the soil is a mixture of limestone, marl and clay - all these factors make it possible to get a small, but very high quality crop from which the structured, intense wine with great aging potential. Today Castellari di Castellina produces about 240,000 bottles of wine per year. The winery and vineyards are not only traditional but also innovative technology. Image of birds on the labels of bottles of wine from Castellari di Castellina symbolize the company's approach to environmental protection.
After Castellari di Castellina Paolo Panerai has created in the heart of the Maremma area of Tuscany farm Rocca Frassinello. This major international project developed in partnership with Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite. It includes 500 hectares of vineyards, of which 80 hectares of vines planted today Sandzhoveto (40 ha), Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Shiraz. The project is based on the best Italian and French traditions of viticulture and winemaking. Panerai third economy, which came into Domini di Castellina Castellari, was Feudi del Pisciotto. The winery is located in Sicily. It owns 40 acres of vineyards, half of which is planted with a variety Nero d'Avola, and a new cellar for wine-making and aging wine.
Alessandro Chellai, general manager and chief enologist of Domini Castellare di Castellina, says: "Each of our wine has the task of expressing the absolute superiority, quality and tradition. We are very pleased to offer our wines for people who appreciate the deep roots and unique professional skills winemakers."