2008 Castello di Bossi Corbaia IGT
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • JS 91
  • WE 91

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2008 Corbaia is striking in this vintage. A delicate graceful bouquet gives the impression of femininity until layers of fruit hit the palate with relentless energy and focus. The 2008 impresses for its balance and... The 2008 Corbaia is striking in this vintage. A delicate graceful bouquet gives the impression of femininity until layers of fruit hit the palate with relentless energy and focus. The 2008 impresses for its balance and overall sense of harmony. The tannins are still huge at this stage but I sense that as they melt away the wine's true pedigree will begin to emerge. This is a great great showing from Castello di Bossi. Corbaia is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. -Antonio Galloni
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2011
A fruity red with raspberry and blackberry character. Sweet tobacco too. Full and silky textured. A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Better in 2012.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Corbaia is a delicious blend of Sangiovese (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon that shows compact but well-etched lines of forest fruit bramble cranberry and sharp savory spice. The tannins are firm tight and need a few more... Corbaia is a delicious blend of Sangiovese (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon that shows compact but well-etched lines of forest fruit bramble cranberry and sharp savory spice. The tannins are firm tight and need a few more years to unwind.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2008

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Castello di Bossi Corbaia IGT is made from a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon planted on soils of tuff, yellow clay, and gray clay. The average age of the vines is 35 years. Maceration lasts for 28 days. The wine is aged for 24 months in barrique then 12 months in bottle.

Winery

Castello di Bossi

Castello di Bossi is located in the southern half of the Chianti Classico zone, in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga. There, the wines tend to be fuller and more highly structured than those from the rest of Chianti Classico. The estate comprises 650 hectares, 124 of which are under vine with with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot on terrains of tuff, yellow clay, calcareous sand, and broken stone.

The vineyards have an average elevation of about 1150 feet above sea level with various exposures from southeast to west. At the center of the estate is the Bossi Castle whose first tower was built around 1099 and was expanded in 1450 into the 4-walled fortress visitors can see today.

Inscriptions from the 1st and 2nd centuries AD indicate that the Bossi area was the site of a Roman settlement and its name seems to derive from the money chest, made of rare and prized boxwood, which the Roman army carried to its encampments to pay the soldiers.

Historic documents reveal that vineyards already existed in Bossi around 1200, since a portion of rents and leases was paid in kind, and wine was cited among the listed products. The estate has evolved with the times and embraced modern technology. The the Bacci family have introduced modern production methods and better management practices, leading to a rebirth for the Castello.