2018 Castellare Le Ginestre di Toscana

2018 Castellare Le Ginestre di Toscana

$27.00
  • Producer: Castellare
  • Vintage: 2018
  • ABV: 12,5% Vol.
  • Grape: Grapes: Chardonnay (40%) and Sauvignon blanc (60%)
  • Italian Quality Road: IGT Toscana
  • Serving Temperature: 10/12°C.
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2018 Castellare Le Ginestre di Toscana
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2018 Castellare Le Ginestre di Toscana
$27.00

Tangible proof that Tuscany is also a land of white wines, even if for the most part produced using international varieties. A pleasant wine to drink, in which the depth of a Chardonnay and the aroma typical of a Sauvignon Blanc come together in a delicate and equally full-flavoured blend. Straw colour. At the nose it has scents of yellow peach, boxwood, elderberry. Notes of gooseberry are also perceived. On the palate it enters round and manifests a balanced structure, supported by a fine acidity that gives it a pleasant freshness. 

Castellare di Castellina was born of the union of four estates (Castellare, Caselle, San Niccolò and Le Case) on the initiative of Paolo Panerai, with the aim of producing wine of the best possible quality. This was in the 1970s, when the so-called Renaissance of Italian wine had begun. A Renaissance to which Castellare made its own contribution with a combination of tradition and innovation.

Tradition in caring for its vineyards and terrains, distinguishing between fields and sodi (in which fields are the more easily worked terrains and sodi - "hard" soils - are the hardest but the best for growing vines), in its decision to continue producing wine according to the Tuscan method, and in its respect of the Chianti Classico denomination - only using indigenous Tuscan grape varieties to produce a wine that is internationally acknowledged as one of the greatest reds in the world.

Innovation was pursued first of all with the creation of the first experimental vineyard in the Chianti region together with the University of Milan - directed by Professor Attilio Scienza - and the University of Florence, implementing the first scientific selection of Sangiovese clones (here called Sangioveto). And then by introducing the use of the barrique, following the in-depth research and advice of Emile Peynaud, the most renowned oenologist in living memory, as well as by paying constant attention to each ongoing wine-making process in the incessant, ever-evolving work of producing quality wines.

This is a story that demonstrates how tradition, also in the installations, and innovation can draw the best out of the land, showing the younger generations how the hard work and lives of the Mezzadri - the people who once ran the estates as neither owners nor labourers - has been fundamental in shaping the extraordinary landscape of the Chianti. To the Mezzadri and their work Castellare has dedicated a sculpture by Matteo Spender, which stands in the centre of Castellina. The two photos by the great portrait photographer Giuseppe Pino illustrate this sacrifice, but also the joy that making wine brings with it.

Pairing Suggestions: Classic with fish and crustaceans, interesting with white meats, also perfect in combination with typical Tuscan cold cuts, of which it manages to clean up the fat and harmonise the aromas.

Maturation: Grapes: Chardonnay (40%) and Sauvignon blanc (60%) Classification: IGT Toscana Vinification: In steel Duration of refinement before bottling: 4 months Refinement in the bottle: 4 months Grape yield per hectare: 60 Ql Fermentation tanks material: Stainless steel at a controlled temperature.

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