2007 Castellare I Sodi di San Niccolo Vino da Tavola
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

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$49.94

This product is
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2007 I Sodi di San Niccolo saturates the palate with masses of rich dark fruit. The 2007 is very much a product of the year. Warm open and resonant the 2007 is one of the bigger wines made at Castellare over the last... The 2007 I Sodi di San Niccolo saturates the palate with masses of rich dark fruit. The 2007 is very much a product of the year. Warm open and resonant the 2007 is one of the bigger wines made at Castellare over the last three decades. There is an immediacy that is quite appealing but the wine's bombastic personality needs some time to settle down. Although delicious today the 2007 should also age quite well based on its sheer opulence. It is best cellared for at least a few years. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032. --- Antonio Galloni
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Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, November 2012
Power and grace is summed up in the 2007 I Sodi di San Niccolo - Mostly Sangioveto (Clone of Sangiovese) with Malvasia Nera. Inky and saturated black and blue hue indicates a full bodied Super Tuscan. Traditional notes... Power and grace is summed up in the 2007 I Sodi di San Niccolo - Mostly Sangioveto (Clone of Sangiovese) with Malvasia Nera. Inky and saturated black and blue hue indicates a full bodied Super Tuscan. Traditional notes of garrigue morello cherry and black truffle create a heady bouquet. Quite mouth-coating for a Sangiovese based wine with plenty of glycerol fruit and wood tannins throughout. Now with a few years of bottle age this wine is displaying a dried fruit spectrum of black cherry and black plum with hints of licorice and olives. Another layer of roasted coffee and caramel picks up on the back end with fine grained tannins reminiscent of a left bank Bordeaux with a few years of cellar age. The finish is full and expansive with a multiple minute finish. A baby at this juncture but with the structure to age another 4 to 7 years. I highly suggest decanting for 90 minutes if to be consumed for the immediate. This wine only gets better with ample aeration.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2007

Label

The masterpiece of Castellare, I Sodi di San Niccolo, has twice placed in the top 100 of Wine Spectator, and has been awarded “Three Glasses” by Il Gambero Rosso.

I Sodi di San Niccolo is produced solely with native varieties: 85-90% of Sangioveto and 10-15% of Malvasia Nera, I Sodi comes from the two best crus of the farm.

The word "I Sodi" was used by the Tuscan farmers to describe those grounds which had to be processed by hand, being too hard (in fact firm) or too steep to allow for the employment of the horses, unlike the "fields" that make the grounds more easily cultivable.

Winery

Castellare

Poderi Castellare di Castellina is a Tuscan wine estate located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, close to the village of Castellina. It was formed in 1968 by the consolidation of five farms. Since the last 70’s, the estate has belonged to Paolo Panerai who also owns Feudi del Pisciotto, Gurra di Mare in Sicily, and a joint venture with Domaines Barons de Rothschild in Maremma called Rocca di Frassinello.

Castellare has roughly 33 hectares of vineyards, 12 hectares of olive-groves, 15 hectares of mixed cultivation, and also forest. Vine age is between 5 and 30 years. Ideal exposure to the sun, good drainage, a mixed ground of calcareous marls, galestro and little clay give both red and white wines structure and depth for a long aging in bottle.

In addition to the flagship wine, I Sodi di San Niccolo, the estate produces Chianti Classicos, Riservas, varietal and white wines.