The town of Castellina, Castellare's vineyards are at 1200 feet elevation – only a few Chianti Classico vineyards are higher. The vineyards of this 46-acre property are found in a natural amphitheater in the heart of the Classico region. At Castellare, the yield-per-acre is very low, far lower than the maximum level allowed by Chianti Classico DOCG rules, which enhances the concentration of aromas and flavors.
Each vintage, the Castellare label shows a different bird, symbolizing the estate's commitment to environmentally sound cultivation. Herbicides are not used, nor are any systemic pesticides. Chemical treatment of any kind is shunned. The birds selected for the labels are among the rarest creatures in Chianti.
Castellina in Chianti , Siena / Italy
Price in reward points: 93 / 100