I Sodi di S. Niccolò

I Sodi di S. Niccolò

Castellare’s top wine, ranked in the Wine Spectator Top 100 on multiple occasions and recognised with the prestigious Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri and Bidenda’s Cinque Grappoli ratings. The company takes great pride in demonstrating the greatness of the Sangioveto variety, paired with Malvasia Nera, achieving a worldwide position of fifth place.

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Tasting notes:

Intense red with hints of garnet. Deeply sophisticated and showcasing its full pedigree in terms of both the bouquet and palate of the wine. The fruit quality is exceptional and each individual aroma can be distinguished with total clarity, from the cherry to the spices, whose focus and integration are exceptional.

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Pairings:

Pairs well with cold cuts and meat rich in flavour, cheeses with a strong and aromatic taste, in particular, Pecorino Toscano and Parmigiano.

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Wine description

Grapes:

Sangioveto (85%-90%) and Malvasia nera (15-10%)

Classification:

IGT Toscana

Vinification:

In steel

Refinement:

in 50% new barriques and in bottles

Duration of refinement before bottling:

From 24 to 30 months

Refinement in the bottle:

12 months

Vineyard altitude:

mt. 350-400

Soil type:

Limestone

Training system:

Guyot single-arched cane

Planting density:

From 2,700 to 7,000 in the new vineyards

Grape yield per hectare:

40/45 quintals

Harvesting period:

After mid-October

Fermentation tanks material:

Stainless steel at a controlled temperature

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

 

Awards and Rating

Robert Parker
97/100

96/100

96/100

98/100

3 Bicchieri PLUS

98/100

Super
3 Stelle

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The first global digital vertical wine tasting

"In our culture, wine has great power to bring people together and create connections and bonds. In the first global vertical wine tasting across four continents, thanks to the technology of British Telecom we succeeded in doing this at the highest level. Vertical tastings happen involving people from different countries, but in our event there were tables with I Sodi di San Niccolò and Baffonero from Shanghai to New York to New Delhi, enabling people to share and exchange opinions about what our wines, though so characteristic and wedded to the land of their birth, Tuscany, have to tell the whole world in the different corners of the globe".
Paolo Panerai

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