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Toscana Merlot IGT 'Poggio ai Merli' 2016 - Castellare di Castellina
Toscana Merlot IGT 'Poggio ai Merli' 2016 - Castellare di Castellina
Toscana Merlot IGT 'Poggio ai Merli' 2016 - Castellare di Castellina
Toscana Merlot IGT 'Poggio ai Merli' 2016 - Castellare di Castellina

Toscana Merlot IGT 'Poggio ai Merli' 2016 (750 ml.) - Castellare di Castellina

'Poggio ai Merli' by Castellare di Castellina is the most direct demonstration of how Tuscany is an exceptional land for Merlot. It is left to rest for up to 30 months in new French oak barrels, and is completed with a further year of aging in glass. It is a Merlot that is included in the list of those that are the largest reds on the Peninsula. Of great structure and great personality, it was vinified for the first time with the vintage of 1999, and right from the start it established itself as a sort of "symbol monument" of excellent wines. It is an exceptional Merlot. Limited edition, numbered bottles.

    

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THE WINE

'Poggio ai Merli' by Castellare di Castellina is the most direct demonstration of how Tuscany is an exceptional land for Merlot. It is left to rest for up to 30 months in new French oak barrels, and is completed with a further year of aging in glass. It is a Merlot that is included in the list of those that are the largest reds on the Peninsula. Of great structure and great personality, it was vinified for the first time with the vintage of 1999, and right from the start it established itself as a sort of "symbol monument" of excellent wines. It is an exceptional Merlot. Limited edition, numbered bottles.

THE COMPANY

Historical company of the Chianti Classico, Castellare di Castellina is born in today's form in 1968 thanks to the fusion of 5 different farms. A magical place where the vineyards, 33 hectares, are perfectly integrated into the environment, between forests and other crops. An area where good exposure, good water drainage, soils of limestone marc, galestro and little clay have always been well-structured, intense wines and suitable for a long aging in the bottle. The cellar has been owned by the entrepreneur Paolo Panerai since the late 70's, which immediately begins a long search path to improve all its labels. A careful census of vines, undertaken immediately after the purchase, has for example allowed to select the best species of sangiovese for the Sodi di San Niccolò, wine symbol of the company. Not only that: an experimental plot planted in the property in collaboration with the University of Milan and Florence and the San Michele all'Adige Institute allows continuous research on the best clones as well as the production of vines selected for the renewal of the vineyards. The Castellare Castellina world has grown in time, in fact in 2004, in the heart of Maremma, in partnership with Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite, was born Rocca di Frassinello. A splendid estate along the Tuscan coast where the best of Italy and France meet; a place where sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and shiraz find their home in perfect harmony, leading to the birth of wines with a certain charm, intensity and elegance. Rossi who immediately meet the tastes of an extremely heterogeneous audience and whose project is complete with the construction of the new cellar, a project projected Renzo Piano. Paul Panerai's wine adventure does not stop at Tuscany alone. It is in Sicily that are subsequently born Feudi del Pisciotto and Gurra di Mare. The first one is between Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina: about forty hectares of vineyards cultivated above all in black Avola for a cellar characterized by the historic palmento, where it was vinified already in the days of the Greeks and Romans. The second one near Porto Palo, the ancient port of Selinunte, in one of the richest areas of Sicily's history, a place that delivers warm white wines.

DCC-POGGIO-AI-MERLI-2016

Data sheet

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Vintage - Cuvée
2016
Designation
Toscana Rosso IGT
Grape / Raw material
merlot
Alcohol Content
14% vol.
Size
750 ml.
Tasting
Color: intense ruby red Bouquet: complex and deep, hints of ripe dark fruit, tertiary vanilla, cocoa and coffee Taste: soft and full-bodied, warm and enveloping, fine and elegant with a tannic texture, balanced and long lasting.
Food matches
Red Meat, Game
Service temperature
16° – 18° C.
Suggested glass
Tulip glass very large
Scores
Robert Parker 97/100, James Suckling 95/100, Wine Spectator 94/100, Antonio Galloni 93/100
Special Features
Artistic label, Exclusive - Nice
Product Category
Red Wine

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