98 points awarded to the 2016 I Sodi di S. Niccolò defined as “Monumental” to 96 points to the 2018 Poggio ai Merli, here are Antonio Galloni’s reviews for Castellare’s top wine.
“The 2020 harvest will be remembered not only because it took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, but above all because the vegetative cycle was perfect as rarely happens”. With these words Alessandro Cellai, oenologist and CEO of the wineries Castellare di Castellina, in the Chianti Classico, Rocca di Frassinello in the Tuscan Maremma, Feudi del Pisciotto and Gurra di Mare, in Sicily, describes the harvest still in progress in the 4 estates.
Baffonero, Rocca di Frassinello’s top wine, and by I Sodi di S. Niccolò, Castellare di Castellina’s flagship wine, during the auction held in Florence, on 17 and 18 June, by the well-known Pandolfini Auction House.
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64 vermentini from the Tuscan Maremma. An exceptional jury made up of top food and wine journalists like Andrea Cuomo, Aldo Fiordelli and Valentina Vercelli, and professionals working in the five Michelin starred restaurants of the Maremma and in the historic Enoteca Castiglionese. The verdict: the Vermentino 2019 by Rocca di Frassinello is one of the 10 best Vermentini tasted.
A blind tasting of