Castellare Trenta Vendemmie 2007
Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Deep ruby in color, red fruits on the nose blend with those of blacks and vanilla with hints of coffee and chocolate. In the mouth it is immediately obvious the great structure, but the delicacy of refined tannins make it velvety and harmonious. A wine with a great finish that suggests the extremely long life it will have.
Pair with red meat roasts and stews, poultry, game and red sauces.
The 2007 Trenta Vendemmie was made to celebrate Castellare’s 30th harvest. It is a blend of Sangioveto, Malvasia Nera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, essentially equal parts of the three flagships, Sodi di San Niccolo, Poggio ai Merli and Coniale. Dark cherries, plums, mocha, espresso and licorice meld together beautifully in this harmonious, resonant wine. The opulence of the vintage comes through in spades as this voluptuous wine opens up in the glass. This is yet another striking wine from Castellare. Like so many 2007s, there is plenty of early appeal. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.
The vineyards of this 46 acre estate are found in a natural amphitheater in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region. The story of Castellare is the story of Paolo Panerai, who entered the world of winemaking at age 37 after a career in Italian journalism. Panerai feels it is important to understand and respect the experience of the world's best wineries and to apply this understanding to viticulture in Italy. He has great respect... View More