Castiglioni Chianti DOCG is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. Recent vintages provide an expressive nose with appealing, prominent fruit and a palate of light tannins complemented by a judicious balance of alcohol and crisp acidity with an impressive and luscious finish.
Thanks to its outstanding local climate, Castiglioni Chianti mirrors perfectly the qualities of its local growing area. Smooth-textured and eminently fruity, it displays a fine clean-edged structure.
The color is a purple red with violet reflections. On the nose, cherry is prevalent followed by strawberry and raspberry with floral sensations of rose and classic sugared almond. The palate is soft, warm, vinous, pleasantly balanced. The finish is persistent, with round notes that return to cherry in the aftertaste.
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Food Pairing Suggestions
Full-flavored dishes such as meat-sauced pappardelle, and roast chicken as well, sauteed beef with vegetables, and medium-aged cheeses.
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Ratings & Reviews
86 points – Wine Spectator, October 15, 2011
86 points – Wine Spectator, October 31, 2007
85 points – Wine Spectator, October 31, 2006
86 points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 15, 2007
86 points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 14, 2007