2016 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale
Sangiovese - 750ML
2016 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • WS 92
  • VN 92

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2019
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale shows extreme focus and precision with a pretty succession of dark fruit aromas followed by spice, leather and baked terracotta. This wine exhibits lots of depth and dimension...   The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale shows extreme focus and precision with a pretty succession of dark fruit aromas followed by spice, leather and baked terracotta. This wine exhibits lots of depth and dimension with extra ripeness that comes forward as cherry confit and dried blackberry. That ripeness is well contained in this classic vintage. This is a lasting wine with a generous array of flavors and aromas, worthy of an aged T-bone steak. The blend is 90% Sangioveto, 5% Canaiolo and 5% Ciliegiolo and the wine is aged in barrique for 18 months. Some 14,000 bottles were made.  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
This has a really intense and beautiful nose of pressed violets, lavender, bay leaf, heather and dried hibiscus tea. Full-bodied and big with a wallop of very chewy tannins that remain in tune, thanks to bright acidity...   This has a really intense and beautiful nose of pressed violets, lavender, bay leaf, heather and dried hibiscus tea. Full-bodied and big with a wallop of very chewy tannins that remain in tune, thanks to bright acidity. Long on the finish. Drink from 2023.  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, August 2019
A bright, elegant version, this is packed with juicy cherry, strawberry, floral and earth flavors. Though this ends with dry tannins, the succulence persists, along with an element of sweet fruit. Sangioveto, Canaiolo and...   A bright, elegant version, this is packed with juicy cherry, strawberry, floral and earth flavors. Though this ends with dry tannins, the succulence persists, along with an element of sweet fruit. Sangioveto, Canaiolo and Ciliegiolo. Best from 2021 through 2035. 1,100 cases made, 700 cases imported. — BS  
VN 92
Vinous, August 2019
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale is a dense, powerful wine. Next to the straight Riserva, the Poggiale has more mid-palate depth and overall richness, but it is not more complex or nuanced, just a bigger...   The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale is a dense, powerful wine. Next to the straight Riserva, the Poggiale has more mid-palate depth and overall richness, but it is not more complex or nuanced, just a bigger wine. Red cherry jam, leather, smoke, sweet oak and licorice meld into the unctuous finish. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Label

Castellare’s Il Poggiale Riserva is a blend of 90% Sangioveto, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Ciliegiolo from a high-elevation, low-yielding single vineyard with an average vine age of 25+ years. After fermenting in stainless steel, the wine ages for 12 to 18 months in oak barrels, half of which are new, and finally an additional year in bottle.

A testament to the huge potential of the relatively unknown Sangioveto variety, the wine is both elegant and rich, with terrific cellaring potential.

Winery

Castellare di Castellina

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.