2008 Castellare I Sodi di San Niccolo Vino da Tavola
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • JS 94
  • WE 93
  • WS 90
  • IWC 90

Reg: $59.94

$47.94

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Reg: $59.94

$47.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2008 I Sodi di San Niccolo is especially dark, powerful and brooding in this vintage. Black fruit, smoke, tar and incense are some of the many notes that flow from a structured, tense frame. The 2008 will test the... The 2008 I Sodi di San Niccolo is especially dark, powerful and brooding in this vintage. Black fruit, smoke, tar and incense are some of the many notes that flow from a structured, tense frame. The 2008 will test the readers’ patience, but it has the stuffing and pedigree to develop into a splendid wine. This is a fabulous showing, especially within the context of the vintage. Today, the 2008 looks to be a great wine in the making. I Sodi di San Niccolo is 85% Sangioveto and 15% Malvasia Nera aged in French oak barrels, 50% new. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. 95+ - Antonio Galloni
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, August 2012
Wonderful silky texture to this red with a beautiful currant and berry character as well. Full body, with caressing mouthfeel. A blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Malvasia Nera. Better after 2013.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
This is a historic wine that consistently delivers an elegant interpretation of Tuscan Sangiovese (blended with 15% Malvasia Nera). It opens with bright pulses of cherry and raspberry, plus a dark tone of leather. The... This is a historic wine that consistently delivers an elegant interpretation of Tuscan Sangiovese (blended with 15% Malvasia Nera). It opens with bright pulses of cherry and raspberry, plus a dark tone of leather. The palate is silky, fresh and long-lasting.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2012
Plum, cherry and chocolate flavors mesh with the rich texture in this red, with bright acidity and dusty tannins keeping it fresh and focused. Fine length. Sangioveto and Malvasia Nero. Best from 2014 through 2024. – BS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Surprisingly deep ruby-red color. Blueberry, dark plum, coffee and tobacco on the nose, with pepper and vanilla nuances emerging with aeration. Moderately dense and sweet, showing modest fat but good intensity to its... Surprisingly deep ruby-red color. Blueberry, dark plum, coffee and tobacco on the nose, with pepper and vanilla nuances emerging with aeration. Moderately dense and sweet, showing modest fat but good intensity to its aromatic herb and blueberry flavor. A tad undifferentiated today, with the herb and pepper elements carrying through to the firm finish. Will this blossom in bottle? Certainly this is a very good wine for the leanish 2008 vintage; the malvasia nera seems to be front and center this year. 90+
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2008

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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.