2018 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Sangiovese - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 94 WA 93 WE 93
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, August 2021

Sweet berries and cherries with some vanilla and cedar character. Medium body and creamy, juicy tannins. Tangy acidity. Plum, citrus and vanilla undertones. Drink or hold.
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2023

A certified organic wine, the Castello di Bossi 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione shows soft fruit richness with ripe cherry and blackberry backed by gentle tannins and rich textural support. This pretty, full-bodied...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, May 2022

Full-bodied and elegantly structured, this 100% Sangiovese, made with organically farmed grapes, has enticing aromas of violet, pipe tobacco, new leather and camphor. On the savory palate, fine-grained tannins accompany...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Appellation Classico
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, a remarkable red wine hailing from the prestigious region of Tuscany, Italy. Crafted by the esteemed producer Castello di Bossi, this wine embodies the essence of Sangiovese, the varietal that is synonymous with the Chianti region.

In the glass, this wine reveals a captivating ruby-red hue that hints at its depth and complexity. The nose is greeted with an enchanting bouquet of sweet berries and cherries, accompanied by delicate notes of vanilla and cedar. As the aromas dance on the senses, one is immediately drawn into the allure of this captivating wine.

On the palate, the 2018 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione showcases a medium body and creamy, juicy tannins that caress the tongue. The tangy acidity adds a refreshing zest, while plum, citrus, and vanilla undertones come together harmoniously to create a multi-layered flavor profile.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 94, praising its sweet fruit character and creamy tannins. Meanwhile, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestowed a score of 93, highlighting its soft fruit richness and rich textural support. Wine Enthusiast also lauded this wine with a score of 93, describing it as full-bodied and elegantly structured, with enticing aromas of violet, pipe tobacco, and new leather.

This certified organic wine is a perfect companion for grilled meats or a comforting winter stew. It is destined to delight the senses and captivate the palate, making it a must-have for any wine connoisseur.

Presented in a traditional cork closure and boasting an alcohol percentage of 14.5%, the 2018 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a testament to the artistry and passion of its producer. Indulge in a bottle of this remarkable red wine and embark on a sensory journey through the picturesque vineyards of Tuscany.