Gentleman’s ranking, I Sodi di S. Niccolò 2016 is 3rd in the Top 100 of the best Italian red wines and 6th in the ranking of the best in the world preceded by Baffonero 2017, 5th best in the world.
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96/100 pts to Baffonero 2017 described as “faboluos” to 94/100 pts to Rocca di Frassinello 2018, the wine critic Antonio Galloni awards Rocca di Frassinello new vintages.
“They produce world-class wines; they are leaders in their regions; and witness the diversity, heritage and authenticity that are the hallmarks of Italian wine”. With these words, Wine Spectator executive editor, Tom Matthews, describes the 34 Italian best wineries that have been always awarded by OperaWine during the 10 editions of the event.
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.