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Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolo 1999, 750mL (AG96+, WA96+) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolo

750mL

Vintage: 1999
Region: Italy
Condition: sbsl

AG96+, WA96+
Rated 96+ points by the Wine Advocate: `The 1999 I Sodi di San Niccolo is a big, big wine. It boasts tremendous power, richness and depth. This is a vintage that harnesses the opulence of a warm year with the brighter acidity of a cooler vintage, a combination that is highly appealing. The dark red fruit remains quite vibrant and primary throughout. This is a great, great showing from Castellare. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `Proprietor Paolo Panerai is adamant about it. Sangioveto is the correct name and spelling of Tuscany`s main indigenous red variety. Panerai is one of Italy`s most successful entrepreneurs. His publishing empire is vast and encompasses a number of journals running the gamut from Milano Finanza, an Italian version of Barron`s, to Class and other glossy lifestyle magazines. Since the late 1970s, Panerai has owned Castellare, one of the jewels of Chianti Classico. Castellare isn`t as well known as the trendiest estates in Tuscany, but the wines rarely fail to impress. The last few years have seen a marked increase in quality throughout the range, especially among the entry-level bottlings. Quality has never been an issue with the flagship I Sodi di San Niccolo, one of the true icons of Chianti Classico that remains under the radar. Fortunately for consumers, prices have yet to catch up with quality. Sodi is 85% Sangioveto and 15% Malvasia Nera from a vineyard in the heart of the estate, where the bunches are typically loose and naturally low in vigor. Today Sodi is fermented in stainless steel, then racked into concrete for the malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged 24 months in French oak barrels, roughly 50% new. Consulting oenologist Maurizio Castelli made the first vintages. Current winemaker Alessandro Cellai arrived in 1997. Readers who want to learn more about Castellare and I Sodi di San Niccolo may want to take a look at my recent video interview with Cellai.`


$89.00

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Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolo

750mL

Vintage: 1999
Region: Italy
Condition: sbsl

AG96+, WA96+
Rated 96+ points by the Wine Advocate: `The 1999 I Sodi di San Niccolo is a big, big wine. It boasts tremendous power, richness and depth. This is a vintage that harnesses the opulence of a warm year with the brighter acidity of a cooler vintage, a combination that is highly appealing. The dark red fruit remains quite vibrant and primary throughout. This is a great, great showing from Castellare. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `Proprietor Paolo Panerai is adamant about it. Sangioveto is the correct name and spelling of Tuscany`s main indigenous red variety. Panerai is one of Italy`s most successful entrepreneurs. His publishing empire is vast and encompasses a number of journals running the gamut from Milano Finanza, an Italian version of Barron`s, to Class and other glossy lifestyle magazines. Since the late 1970s, Panerai has owned Castellare, one of the jewels of Chianti Classico. Castellare isn`t as well known as the trendiest estates in Tuscany, but the wines rarely fail to impress. The last few years have seen a marked increase in quality throughout the range, especially among the entry-level bottlings. Quality has never been an issue with the flagship I Sodi di San Niccolo, one of the true icons of Chianti Classico that remains under the radar. Fortunately for consumers, prices have yet to catch up with quality. Sodi is 85% Sangioveto and 15% Malvasia Nera from a vineyard in the heart of the estate, where the bunches are typically loose and naturally low in vigor. Today Sodi is fermented in stainless steel, then racked into concrete for the malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged 24 months in French oak barrels, roughly 50% new. Consulting oenologist Maurizio Castelli made the first vintages. Current winemaker Alessandro Cellai arrived in 1997. Readers who want to learn more about Castellare and I Sodi di San Niccolo may want to take a look at my recent video interview with Cellai.`


$89.00

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