Weingut Castello di Volpaia
Traubensorte Sangiovese Blend
Herkunft Italien, Toscana
Appelation Chianti Classico DOCG
Merkmale bio WS 96 RP 95+
RP 95: The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Casanova Il Puro shows a dense and rich quality of fruit that is indicative of this sunny and warm vintage. It is the best wine I’ve tasted in this series of samples from Castello di Volpaia. The wine’s texture is thick and plush, and there’s plenty of dark plummy fruit to maintain momentum. Oak spice, tar and campfire ash appear on the long and enriched finish. Pair it with a braised shank of lamb. This is a pure expression of Sangiovese and only 2,000 bottles were made.
WS 96: This opulent red is packed with black cherry, black currant, leather, vanilla and mineral flavors. Shows a strong underlying structure, with dense tannins and lively acidity driving the long, resonant finish. Best from 2022 through 2040. 1,400 cases made, 60 cases imported. — BS