2018 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico

Sangiovese - 750ML
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JS 93 VN 92 W&S 91 WE 91 WA 90
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, June 2020

A racy, fine-tuned Chianti Classico with blackberry, black-cherry and wet-earth aromas. Medium-bodied with medium polished tannins and a long finish. Transparent. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
VN 92

Vinous, September 2020

The 2018 Chianti Classico is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine that captures the essence of the estate's high-altitude vineyards. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, licorice, mint, pine and cedar are some of the many...
W&S 91

Wine & Spirits, April 2021

Sangiovese (with ten percent merlot) from Volpaia’s vineyards in the high hills of Radda gave a juicy and energetic wine in 2018, its ample acidity freshening the bright cherry flavors. The wine fleshes out with exposure...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, November 2020

Made with organic grapes, this has vinous aromas of freshly pressed grapes that mingle with whiffs of wild berry, moist earth and violet. It's bright and savory, offering Marasca cherry, blood orange and rusty nail...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

This is a delightfully open and accessible value red that could pair with a simple chicken dinner. From an organic farm, the Volpaia 2018 Chianti Classico is a smooth, silky and fruit-driven expression that delivers on...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Appellation Classico
Sub-appellation Radda
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico, a red wine that epitomizes elegance and finesse. Hailing from the renowned region of Tuscany, Italy, this Sangiovese varietal showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the esteemed producer, Castello di Volpaia. With its deep, ruby-red color and a captivating label that draws you in, this wine is sure to captivate both your eyes and palate.

The nose is greeted with a symphony of aromas, beginning with the enchanting scents of blackberry and black cherry, intermingling with hints of wet earth and a touch of violet. This bouquet is a testament to the organic farming practices employed by the estate, resulting in an expressive and vibrant wine.

On the palate, the 2018 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico reveals its true character. Medium-bodied and finely-tuned, it dances across the taste buds with grace and precision. The polished tannins lend a velvety texture, while the bright acidity adds a refreshing vibrancy. Flavors of Marasca cherry, blood orange, and hints of orange zest tantalize the senses, accompanied by subtle spices that add complexity to the wine's profile.

This wine has garnered high praise from esteemed wine critics, and rightfully so. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestowed upon it a respectable score of 90, praising its accessibility and fruit-driven nature. Meanwhile, James Suckling awarded it an impressive 93 points, commending its racy, fine-tuned qualities. Vinous awarded it 92 points, noting its impeccable balance and the essence of the estate's high-altitude vineyards. Wine Enthusiast also recognized its excellence with a score of 91, highlighting its vinosity and savory brightness.

The 2018 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico is a wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for further development. Whether paired with a simple chicken dinner or savored on its own, this wine is a true gem that showcases the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of Chianti Classico. Uncork a bottle and let yourself be transported to the rolling hills of Tuscany with every sip.