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Wine and Spirits - 08/05/2014

  
Prelius Doc Maremma Toscana - Vermentino 2012

90 points





Giornale VinoCibo.com - 17/04/2014

  
Vinitaly 2014, i vini più intriganti in giro per l’Italia
[...]Castello di Volpaia Il Puro 2010 Gran Selezione, dalle intriganti sensazioni di ciliegia croccante, terra bagnata, arancia, cardamomo e grafite. In Bocca è elegante, succoso, notevole la traccia minerale, anche l’impalcatura tannica è incastonata alla massa del vino.[...]

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di Antonio Carullo




Napa Valley Register.com - 03/04/2014

  
Chianti: A wine region steeped in legend and tradition
...Castello di Volpaia Winery is managed by Giovanella and Carlo. They are energetic, ambitious and dynamic and in five minutes you get the secret of the success of their brand, in particular their Il Puro: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is the best...

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di Chiara Giorleo




Indian Wine Academy - 07/03/2014

  
Tuscany Taste 2014: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione launched in Grand Style


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di Subhash Arora




Corriere della Sera - 21/02/2014

  
Il Chianti Classico diventa super arriva la Gran Selezione
di Luciano Ferraro




Gilbert & Gaillard - 06/02/2014

  
Chaint Classico Riserva 2010
Colore rosso rubino. Naso intenso e rotondo di frutti di bosco, si distinguono la mora e il lampone insieme ad una lieve speziatura. In bocca dimostra carattere attraverso un tannino elegante ed una buona freschezza. Ideale con i salumi e formaggi.




Nuvo Magazine - 07/01/2014

  
The Wines of Tuscany. Classic Chianti.
[...] Another smaller producer, Castello di Volpaia, makes some impressive limited-volume wines. One Chianti Classico, Casanova Il Puro 2009, which is all sangiovese, delivers a winning combination of power and structure with elegance and silkiness, but only 3,000 bottles were made.[..]

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di Rod Phillips




Wine Enthusiast - 04/01/2014

  
Coltassala, Chianti Classico Riserva 2010

92 points

Made from organically farmed grapes, this structured wine opens with an intense fragrance of violets, iris, leather and Mediterranean herbs. The concentrated palate delivers layers of rich, wild cherry, mocha, white pepper and clove alongside bracing but fine tannins. This needs time to unwind and develop complexity. Drink 2015–2025.
di Kerin O’Keefe




Wine Enthusiast - 04/01/2014

  
Chaint Classico Riserva 2010

93 points

Made from organically farmed grapes, this gorgeous expression of Sangiovese opens with rich aromas of ripe plum, leather and cooking spices. The vibrant palate delivers a core of black cherry and raspberry accented by white pepper, thyme, sage and mineral notes, with fresh acidity and solid tannins. This is already delicious but will benefit with more bottle age. Drink 2015–2030.
di Kerin O’Keefe




Wine Enthusiast - 04/01/2014

  
Chianti Classico 2011

90 points

Violet, iris, red berry and spice scents take center stage in this delicious blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot and Syrah. The bright, fruity palate delivers wild cherry, black pepper and cinnamon spice notes alongside assertive tannins and freshness.
di Kerin O’Keefe




Wine Enthusiast - 04/01/2014

  
Il Puro - Casanova - Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

91 points

Made from organically farmed Sangiovese, this attractive and structured wine opens with aromas of plum, young oak, vanilla and exotic spices. The palate delivers ripe black cherry, white pepper, clove and cinnamon accompanied by vibrant acidity and assertive, chewy tannins. It’s well balanced but needs a few more years to unwind.
di Kerin O’Keefe




Bibenda Vini e Ristoranti d'Italia 2014 - 04/12/2013

  
Associazione Italiana Sommelier
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2009: 5 Grappoli.
Chianti Classico Riserva 2010: 4 grappoli
Balifico IGT Toscana 2009: 4 Grappoli
Vinsanto Chianti Classico 2007: 4 grappoli.




Sommelier Toscana n.24 - 15/11/2013

  
Cattedrali Sotterranee
Alla scoperta delle più antiche cantine della Toscana
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Wine Words Wisdom - 15/11/2013


Italy’s Best Wines – Gambero Rosso’s 2014 Tre Bicchieri Winners

3 bicchieri - Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 – Castello di Volpaia



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di Richard Marcis




JamesSuckling.com - 05/11/2013

  
Tasting Report: My Top New-Release Chianti Classicos

93 points

[...]Anyway, this is an old enigma for Chianti Classico. The fact is that overall this year’s releases are excellent – both from the cool, late harvest vintage of 2010 and the sunnier and warmer 2009. It's hard to generalize about which vintage is better. I have a slight preference for the more aromatic and firmer 2010. However, I gave top scores to Chianti Classicos from both vintages. Most are from well-known top names such as Casaloste, Castello di Bossi, Castello di Querceto, Castello di Volpaia[...]

This is a perfumed and structured Chianti Classico with lavender, fresh mushroom and blackberries on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a racy finish. Drink now or hold.
di James Suckling




Wine Enthusiast - 01/10/2013

  
Chianti Classico 2010

90 points

This distinctive Chianti Classico has a multifaceted bouquet of iris, crushed cherry and truffle along with accents of meat and balsamic herbs. It has a delicious wild cherry flavor, with a hint of orange zest. It’s already enjoyable thanks to its forward personality.
di Kerin O’Keefe




JamesSuckling.com - 25/09/2013

  
Il Puro - Casanova - Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

91 points

Dusty tannins and a plum, dried fruits and lemon rind character to this full-bodied wine. Made from organically grown grapes. Better in 2014 when the tannins soften
di James Suckling




JamesSuckling.com - 25/09/2013

  
Chianti Classico 2011

91 points

A juicy red with plum and cedar character plus hints of walnut. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fruity finish. Made from organically grown grapes. A bright and vivid Chianti Classico. Drink now
di James Suckling




Wine Spectator - 15/09/2013

  
Coltassala, Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

91 points

A dense yet juicy red, with flavors of blackberry, plum and chocolate. The fruit stands up to the tannins, finishing long. This stays fresh, with a mineral aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases imported.
di Bruce Sanderson




Wine Spectator - 15/09/2013

  
INDUE 2008

91 points

Pure black currant fruit, accented by violet, tea and tobacco notes, highlights this precise, focused red. Supple and approachable now, with firm tannins for aging. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2016 through 2027.
di Bruce Sanderson




Tasted - 12/09/2013

  
Coltassala, Chianti Classico Riserva 2009
Quite deep ruby red colour; quite intense nose with plenty of fruit, cherry, plum, crushed berries, fine oak and some spices. The palate has attractive density, juicy and fresh dark fruit, well integrated tannin, balanced acidity and a long, warm finish. Attractive and pleasantly drinkable. Andreas Larsson

Dark, purple red with violet hue. Clean and well structured nose, quite closed aromas, but showing potential. On the palate well structured with medium weight and good length. Markus Del Monego




Tasted - 12/09/2013

  
Il Puro - Casanova - Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
Medium ruby colour; young nose of new oak, almond, spices, red berries and cherry. The palate is quite full and juicy with soft extraction, balanced acidity, elegant red fruit, attractive, chewy tannin and rather long finish. Attractively done. Andreas Larsson

Dark, purple red with almost garnet red hue. Balmy opulence in the nose, well structured on the palate with fresh character, well balanced acidity and tannins, very good length. Juicy in the finish - a benchmark Chianti. Markus Del Monego




Vini d'Italia 2014 - Gambero Rosso - 08/09/2013

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2010

Tre Bicchieri

di Gianni Fabrizio - Eleonora Guerini - Marco Sabellico




The Tasting Pannel - 08/08/2013

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

90 points

“Fresh, bright and racy with tangy plum and raspberry fruit; juicy, lively and charming with balance, depth and style; snappy and long.”
di Anthony Dias Blue




WineNews.it - 02/08/2013

  
Il top del vino italiano a New York
Tanta, tanta Italia, per la “New York Wine Experience” di “Wine Spectator”, l’esclusiva degustazione ideata dalla rivista cult degli enoappassionati a stelle e strisce, di scena nella Grande Mela dal 24 al 26 ottobre. Con il top dell’enologia italiana nel Gotha del vino mondiale, insieme a nomi come Château d’Yquem, dalla Francia, o Chateau Musar, dal Libano, solo per fare due esempi. Le cantine del Belpaese protagoniste al prestigioso Marriott Marquis di New York City? [...] Castello di Volpaia, [...] (www.winespectator.com).
di Alessandro Regoli
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Vinous - 01/08/2013

  
Coltassala, Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

92 points

The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala is a surprisingly a huge, powerful wine for this estate. Tobacco, smoke, incense, dark red cherries and cedar are some of the many notes that come to life in this gorgeous Chianti Classico. The 2009 needs time, but it has plenty to offer. Readers should give the 2009 a bit more time in the cellar, as some slightly angular contours remain.
di Antonio Galloni




Vinous - 01/08/2013

  
Chianti Classico 2009

91 points

The 2009 Chianti Classico from Volpaia is gorgeous. Sweet red berries, flowers, mint, licorice and tobacco are all woven together in a classic feeling, medium-bodied Chianti Classico with tons of pure appeal. Volpaia's 2009 is a fabulous value in Chianti Classico.
di Antonio Galloni




Vinous - 01/08/2013

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

92 points

Dark red cherries, tobacco, smoke, cedar, rosemary and anise all take shape in Volpaia's 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva. A deceptively medium-bodied wine, the 2008 Riserva stands out for its class, power and vibrant fruit. This is a terrific effort from Volpaia.
di Antonio Galloni




Max - JetLag - 12/06/2013

  
Il covo della Volpaia
Si faceva il vino già nel 1150, dopo Cristo naturalmente. Qua tra le vie di Volpaia, un piccolo villaggio medioevale perso nel Chianti, roccaforte dell’Antico sui confini della Modernità, fischia il vento. Si ode la solita imposta che sbatte. I petali secchi delle rose che spuntano ovunque nelle vie medioevali che corrono lungo il vecchio selciato delle scalinate della chiesetta sconsacrata.Tutto pietra, niente fili a vista, niente centraline telefoniche. Anche il cellulare prende male. Le rondini volano senza requie. Fin quando possono. Qua tutto si ferma, nella tranquillità.

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di Emanuele Bompan




New York Times - 15/05/2013

  
Turn a Colorblind Eye to Your Spring Wine
20 Great Spring Wines.

13. Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2009
Chianti is a wine that I drink year round, and this is an excellent rendition, made entirely of the sangiovese grape. It’s fresh, with smoky, lively flavors of bitter cherry with a juicy, refreshing quality, well structured and balanced.
di Eric Asimov
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La gazzetta dello sport.it - 06/05/2013

  
La guida ai migliori vini di Vinitaly di MAX / JetLag
Volpaia. Terra di Super-tuscan, le bottiglie di Volpaia sussumono dentro di se la bellezza del luogo: un vecchio borgo (località Volpaia) interamente dedicato al vino ed all’olio, una favola classica, di quelle che adorano anche gli yankee, ma che mantiene una dignità e piacevolezza che troppe cantine toscane hanno dimenticato. C’è l’agriturismo, la vecchia chiesa, la piazzetta. E ovviamente la cantina con le botti in barrique – ahimè oggi così popolari (forse troppo) in tutto il mondo – ma che qua trovano ancora il loro senso, raccontando una storia degli anni 70 di vini ribelli. Qua siamo lontani dai prezzi di un Ornellia, ma il prodotto, spesso biologico di si fa scolare che è un gran piacere. Prendete il 2009 Coltassala chianti classico riserva docg (da bersi verso il 2017) oppure il 2009 Balifico Boscana IGT, Da tenere anche l’ottimo Vermentino Doc Maremma Toscana, per le serate più calde da trascorrere nel borgo (o in spiaggia a suonare canzoni di Daniel Johnston). http://www.volpaia.it

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di Emanuele Bompan




Wine Enthusiast - 01/05/2013

  
Il Puro - Casanova - Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

90 points

Il Puro (named for their organically-grown grapes) shows bright and polished notes of cherry and blackberry followed by wet earth, leather and tobacco. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich and dusty-dry.
di Monica Larner




Wine Spectator - 30/04/2013

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

92 points

The sweet black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors highlight this powerful, polished red. The fruit, earth and spice notes prevail as the tannic grip emerges on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2024.
di Bruce Sanderson




The Guardian - 26/04/2013

  
Summer holidays 2013: expert advice on where to visit
....As to my own holidays, after getting married last June, my new husband and I hopped on a jet to Florence for some extremely sweaty sightseeing, followed by a more relaxing stop in rural Tuscany for walks round perfect medieval towns, like lovely Volpaia, red-wine hangovers and over-enthusiastic carb-loading...

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di Lucy Kane, travel editor, Rough Guides




Wine&Spirits - 19/04/2013

  
INDUE 2007

91 points

Sangiovese provides the lean, tart cherry structure that cabernet’s blackberry richness fills. The wine is chewy and round, lasting on earthen spice. Both varieties feel fully ripe, without any excess warmth. Decant it for seared duck breast and other rich meats.




New York Times - 19/04/2013

  
Europe, in 9 Walks
9. The Perfect View in Tuscany

Close your eyes and think of Tuscany. Do you see hillsides bathed in golden sunlight? A patchwork quilt of vineyards? Small villages, with their terra-cotta roofs, perched on distant hilltops?

The quintessential Tuscan landscape is etched in the minds of many thanks to decades’ worth of idyllic images cast on the silver screen. But there’s no substitute for lacing up your walking shoes and experiencing the scenery firsthand. A favorite route that takes less than two hours links the medieval hilltop towns of Radda in Chianti and Castello di Volpaia in central Tuscany. Starting in Radda, head west down the town’s main street, with its stone walls and valley views, and bear right onto the narrow road immediately after the sign for Castellina. Olive groves and vineyards line this leafy lane, from which a backward glance will reveal a glimpse of ocher-hued Radda. Turn off at the sign for Sassaiola, and follow the path alongside the woods to emerge on the main road toward Castello di Volpaia.

Along the final, gentle uphill stretch, stroll past gravel drives leading to ancient country estates and marvel at views of the valley where grapes and olives have been cultivated for centuries. As the road gets steeper, rows of slender cypress trees usher you to Castello di Volpaia, a medieval village where most of the structures are, naturally, devoted to wine and olive oil production. As the sun sets behind the Tuscan hills, you’ll see: it’s like the movies, only better.

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di Ingrid K. Williams




Giornalevinocibo.com - 18/04/2013

  
Orizzontale di Vin Santo del Chianti Classico: storia di lunghe tradizioni
Vin Santo Del Chianti Classico Castello Di Volpaia 2007. Splendente il colore ambrato, opulenti profumi smaltati si intrecciano e si arricchiscono di spezie, albicocca e dattero, caramello e mineralità. L’assaggio è dolce e di spessore gustativo, sapidità e dolcezza conducono la gustativa, e il finale è caratterizzato da dolcezza di zucchero caramellato.

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di Antonio Carullo




gonews.it - 11/04/2013

  
Via libera alla Chianti Classico Company, prima in Italia ad occuparsi di marketing vinicolo
Il Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico è la prima associazione di produttori vitivinicoli in Italia ad essersi dotata di uno strumento innovativo per la promozione e la valorizzazione della sua denominazione e del suo territorio di produzione. Una società con finalità meno istituzionali di quelle consortili, che proporrà attività di marketing legate al mondo dei vini del Gallo Nero.

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Wine Spectator - 31/03/2013

  
Chianti Classico 2010

90 points

A fresh, crisp red, lending a tightness to the feel and linear profile. With air, this turns richer, offering plum, coffee and leather notes. Assertive tannins mark the long finish. Decant now, or cellar. Drink now through 2020.
di Bruce Sanderson




WeekEnd - 22/03/2013

  
Castello di Volpaia, con un bicchiere di Chainti Classico


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di Valeria Trufakina




Wine Inspector - 13/03/2013


Tastings of March N.3

Chainti Classico 91* points - Coltassala 92* points

Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG 2010.
Blended from 90% Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah. 14 months in slavonian oak barrels. Ruby in colour. A fruity bouquet with cherry, cranberry, leather and a touch of caramel. On the palate cherry and currant. Full bodied, good tannins and a good finish. Good buy! Drinkable for 4-11 days after the bottle has been opened. Drink: 2013-2021.
Rating: 91 points.

Volpaia Coltassala Chianti Classico DOCG 2009:
The 2009 Coltassala (95% Sangiovese and 5% Mammolo) aged for 18 month in Allier oak barriques and appears ruby in colour. In the nose fine-aromatic and intense with flavours of vanilla, caramel, coffee and toast. On the palate vanilla, caramel, coffee and cherry. Medium to full bodied, astringent tannins and a long aftertaste. Good buy! Drinkable for 12-19 days after the bottle has been opened. Drink: 2016-2025.
Rating: 92 points.
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DIARIO LAS AMéRICAS.COM - 04/03/2013

  
Los Chiantis de Castello di Volpaia duermen en antigua iglesia


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di José R. Garrigó




wining.it - 25/02/2013

  
Anteprima Chianti Classico 2013: una indimenticabile, profumata Collection
Il Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 di Castello di Volpaia ha bei profumi caldi, è morbido e raffinato. Una bella sensualità.

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di Michela Pierallini




cellar TRACKER - 18/02/2013

  
Anteprima Chianti Classico 2013 & Toscana IGT (50 TN inside!!)

90 points

Nice fine fruit at nose, also if not very intense. Very nice at taste with rich fruit and amalgamated tannins. Very powerful and straight, maybe lacking some structure.

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di Quaglia




cellar TRACKER - 18/02/2013

  
Anteprima Chianti Classico 2013 & Toscana IGT (50 TN inside!!)

94 Points

Was not a great event for Riserva. 2009 vintage was not outstanding (some producers will jump this vintage) and 2010 not ready, just bottled and in commerce next year or later. Oh, well, there some beautiful exceptions, like Castello di Verrazzano, Fonterutoli and Fontodi!! For 2010 vintage Antinori was surprisingly ready, while the 2008 Volpaia Casanova was outstanding.
By far one of the best ever tasted. Nice fruit, both at nose and mouth. More cherries than plum. Sweet spices coming out without disturbing. Nice entry in mouth, with a perfectly amalgamated silky tannins joining the fruit.

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di Quaglia




Top Life Magazine - 13/02/2013

  
Volpaia, scrigno di bellezza
Lo strepitoso borgo di Volpaia si trova a 7 km a nord del capoluogo, Radda. Il castello sorse intorno al X secolo, sul crinale di una collina che fa da spartiacque di due piccole valli, entrambe formate da affluenti della Pesa.

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di Simone Scalaberni




Wine Enthusiast - 04/01/2013

  
Balifico - IGT Toscana 2008

92 points

Balifico stands apart thanks to its dark, rich appearance and generous aromas. The blend is Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, and together these grapes offer notes of cherry and cassis, plus touches of dried rosemary and toasted spice. In contrast to the boldness of the bouquet, the palate is fine, polished and long-lasting.
di Monica Larner




Wine Enthusiast - 04/01/2013

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

91 points

At the heart of the Chianti Classico region, this estate is responsible for some of the most elegant and traditional expressions of this fabled wine. A bright cherry flavor is framed by oak-driven tones of vanilla spice and mocha.
di Monica Larner




LM - 03/01/2013

  
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2013:
Un bicchiere performante e versatile, vieppiù netto e turgido in aroma quello del Castello di Volpaia. Dalla suadenza di pesca del pulito e integro Vermentino Prelius 2011 alla tramosità tannica in ciliegia nera del Chianti Classico Riserva Il Puro 2008 fino alla sontuosa e potente dolcezza del Vinsanto del Chianti Classico Doc 2005. Quindi la concentrazione assoluta del Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2009, la complessiva tendenziale eccellenza del Balifico 2008. La sua mora è nera, carnosissima, e in spezie e in fragranza dotata di note maestosamente impressive.
di Luca Maroni




VINTAGES a very good year - 28/11/2012


Can you say delizioso?
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James Suckling website - 26/11/2012

  
INDUE 2008

90 points

Blackberry and blueberry aromas with hints of fresh herbs. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and a crisp finish. Quite phenolic and chewy. Made from organic grapes from the estates of Volpaia and Prelius.
di James Suckling




Bibenda 2013 - 13/11/2012

  
Prelius Vermentino 2011

3 bunches





Vini Buoni d'Italia 2013 - 13/11/2012

  
Il PURO - Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

4 stars

di Mario Busso e Luigi Cremona




Vini Buoni d'Italia 2013 - 13/11/2012


Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

3 stars

di Mario Busso e Luigi Cremona




L'Espresso 2013 - 13/11/2012

  
Il PURO - Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

4 bottles

Molto balsamico al naso, mostra un sapore carnoso, pieno e ben articolato.




I Vini di Veronelli 2013 - 13/11/2012

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

3 stars - 91 points

di Daniel Thomases




I Vini di Veronelli 2013 - 13/11/2012

  
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

3 stars





I Vini di Veronelli 2013 - 13/11/2012

  
Il PURO - Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

3 blue stars - 93 pints

di Daniel Thomases




I Vini di Veronelli 2013 - 13/11/2012

  
Balifico 2008

3 blue stars - 93 pints

di Daniel Thomases




Bibenda 2013 - 12/11/2012

  
Il PURO - Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

5 bunches

Orlo granato trasparente. Incredibile miscellanea di sensazioni che trabocca dal bicchiere con note di terra bagnata, tabacco, cardamomo,spezie dolci, menta, fiori e frutta matura (amarena), seguire da grafite e ginepro.speculare l'assaggio che svela una bocca succosa di notevole generosità salina perfettamente intrecciata a elegante tannino e lunghissima persistenza minerale.




Bibenda 2013 - 12/11/2012

  
Vinsanto del Chianti Classico 2005

4 bunches

Ambrato splendente. Opulenti profumi smaltati si arricchiscono di toni speziati, frutta in confettura, arancia candita, frutta secca, caramello, tracce profonde di mineralità. Sentori che portano verso un assaggio dolce e sapido di ragguardevole spessore che gode di una squisita presenza acida. Rimandi finali di zucchero caramellato.




Bibenda 2013 - 12/11/2012


Balifico 2008
Buio pesto con orlo violaceo. Al naso si delineano ombre minerali di grafite e ferro, seguite da menta, erbe aromatiche, netta impronta balsamica, frutta rossa matura e cenni speziati. Bella e appagante la bocca che sfodera convincente pienezza e una presenza sapido-tannica di grande carattere.




Bibenda 2013 - 12/11/2012

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

4 bunches

Si presenta di colore rosso rubino tendente al granato. All'olfatto è ricco si sentori di spezie, erbe aromatiche, infusi orientali, frutta rossa (ciliegia), liquerizia, il tutto su mineralità pura. Palato di notevole progressione sapido-ferrosa che si arricchisce di una consistente tannicità. La persistenza dura a lungo su rimandi di fumé.




AIS - 08/11/2012


Giornata dedicata alla presentazione del libro "Riccardo Cotarella – Quasi un Ritratto". Seguirà un banco di degustazione con 29 aziende seguite dallo stesso Cotarella.


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Gilbert & Gaillard - 21/10/2012

  
Chaint Classico Riserva 2009

93 points

Beautiful ruby-red. Expressive, elegant nose centered on ripe cherry and spice. Pleasurable notes of undergrowth and damp leaves. Silky palate supported by a harmonious tannic streak and toasted finish. Remarkable charm and archetypal features.




Gilbert & Gaillard - 21/10/2012

  
Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

88 points

Deep ruby-red. Warm nose displaying wonderful complexity with fruity and balsamic accents. Fresh, closely-integrated palate with a tannic framework showing greater firmness on the finish and slightly oaked, dry aromatics. Serve with food.




Wine Spectator - 15/10/2012

  
INDUE 2007

90 points

This harmonious, elegant red delivers pure black cherry, blackberry, mineral and spice flavors. There's some power as well, evidenced by the finish, where dense tannins match the sweet fruit. Sangiovese and Cabernet. Best from 2014 through 2020. 2,000 cases made.
di Bruce Sanderson




JamesSuckling.com - 08/10/2012

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

92 points

Dried fruits with hints of pepper and dark chocolate on the nose. Full and chewy yet balanced and delicious. Drink now
di James Suckling




Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico - 28/09/2012

  
Tre bicchieri: il Chianti Classico festeggia un grande successo

3 bicchieri - IL PURO Chianti Classico Riserva 2008



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nove da Firenze - 24/09/2012

  
Le Cantine di Wine Town 2012


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di Cecilia Chiavistelli




Cinque.it - 23/09/2012

  
Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala: orgoglio del borgo di Volpaia


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di Simone Ginetti
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Corriere di Siena - 21/09/2012

  
Tre Bicchieri, il Chianti Classico festeggia un grande successo.
IL PURO, Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
di Andrea Cappelli
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Wine Surf - 20/09/2012

  
Balifico 2008

2 stars 1/2



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Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
Balifico 2009

90 points

(75% sangiovese and 25% cabernet sauvignon): Good full ruby. Sexy cabernet-dominated aromas of dark fruits, minerals, gravel and cedar. Then dense in the mouth but at the same time light on its feet, with clean fresh blackcurrant and herb flavors. Boasts excellent clarity of flavor and sweetness of fruit, and finishes smooth and long. This features ripe cabernet sauvignon fruit and is much better than the 2008 Balifico.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
Chianti Classico 2010

90 points

Very intense purple-ruby color. Plum, blackcurrant and inky herbs on the nose. Suave and dense on the palate, with juicy flavors of small black forest berries offering excellent clarity and cut. The long finish shows a beautiful mouthwatering quality, with harmonious acids that really extend the flavor. One of the most successful Volpaia Chiantis in recent memory. Still, although I realize that Chianti allows up to 20% other grapes in the blend, I feel it's a shame to see sangiovese-based wines with this sort of deep purple hue.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
Chianti classico 2009

91 points

Dark ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, orange rind and licorice. Juicy and refined on the palate, with red fruit flavors complemented by flowers and sweet spices. Finishes with pleasantly juicy, lively acidity that will keep you going back to the glass again and again. The best Chianti Classico from Volpaia in some time; in fact, along with the 2010, this is the best pair of young Chiantis from Volpaia in recent memory.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
Il Puro Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

91+ points

(100% sangiovese): Ruby-red. Captivating aromas of redcurrant, minerals and lead pencil are lifted by perfumed floral nuances. Deep, dense and suave, with brisk acidity providing wonderful clarity and cut to the black and red fruit flavors. Finishes with silky tannins and excellent persistence.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
Il Puro Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

91 points

(100% sangiovese): Purple-ruby. Aromas of sour red cherry, black tea leaf and licorice are perked up by a violet element. Juicy and pliant, with enticing inner-mouth perfume to the very clean, pure flavors of redcurrant, sour red cherry, tobacco and iron. Finishes aromatic and long, with serious but suave mounting tannins and notes of mint and violet. Make sure you decant this at least a couple hours ahead. Very well done.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

90+ points

(100% sangiovese): Medium ruby-red. Brooding aromas of redcurrant, graphite, violet and spices. Sweet and pliant in the mouth but not soft, with pure flavors of dark plum, redcurrant and gunflint. Finishes with noble tannins and good backbone. This is currently still folded in on itself: I'd cellar it another two years prior to opening a bottle.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

92+ points

(95% sangiovese and 5% mammolo): Bright ruby-red. Musky aromas of blackberry, violet and minerals are deep and brooding. Then creamy-sweet and powerful on the palate, with very bright acidity and inner-mouth floral character giving this densely packed wine noteworthy finesse. Finishes with refined tannins and outstanding persistence. A strong vintage for this wine; in fact, it should turn out to be the best Coltassala in some time. Readers who are in love with Tuscan wines might remember the fantastic 1985 Coltassala, one of the best sangiovese wines ever made in Italy, or the 1981, which had outstanding sangiovese perfume; I for one wish Volpaia were making more wines like those two. Perhaps this 2009 is a step in that direction.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

91 points

($57) Good full ruby with a pale rim. Perfumed aromas of ripe red cherry and raspberry are lifted by aromatic notes of sandalwood, bay leaf and cinnamon. Enters rich, dense and creamy, but with very good clarity to the ripe red cherry and red berry flavors complicated by exotic spices and vanillin oak. Finishes very long and smooth, with a lovely creamy sweetness. Though I long for the great Coltassalas of 1981 or 1985, two truly monumental wines, this is the best young vintage for this wine in quite some time.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
Vinsanto 2006

93 points

Bright amber-gold. Knockout nose offers explosive aromas of orange rind, raisin, fig, honeysuckle and sweet spices. Very dense but wonderfully vibrant and delineated thanks to harmonious, lively acidity, with the orange rind flavor carrying through onto the palate along with raisin, date and peach flavors. Finishes thick, rich and sweet, with superb persistence. This is much better than the lighter 2005 and is one of the best Vin Santos by Volpaia in recent memory.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
Vinsanto 2005

90+ points

Full golden-yellow with amber highlights. Pungent aromas of raisin, fig, honey and flowers, accented by a note of caramel banana. Suave and sweet but with good juiciness to the tropical fruit, almond, hazelnut and toffee flavors. Finishes tactile, brisk and long. A fresh, higher-acid, less-sweet style of Vin Santo that will have many admirers.
di Ian D'Agata




Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 19/09/2012

  
Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

89 points

(100% cabernet sauvignon): Deep, saturated inky ruby. Expressive nose offers black plum, black cherry, mocha and fresh herbs. Sweet and soft in the mouth, with ripe if rather straightforward flavors of dark plum, mocha and herbs. The persistent finish features big but soft tannins.
di Ian D'Agata




Wine Surf - 19/09/2012

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

3 stars



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Wine Surf - 17/09/2012

  
Chianti Classico 2010

2 stars 1/2



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gonews.it - 14/09/2012

  
Vini d'Italia 2013, sono 13 le etichette di Chianti Classico premiate
3 bicchieri Gambero Rosso per IL PURO Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

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Bibenda.it - 13/09/2012


INAUGURAZIONE NUOVO ANNO / A ROMA TUTTO IL CHIANTI CLASSICO


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Wine News - 13/09/2012

  
GALLO NERO TRA ROMA E LA VIGNA: OGGI GRANDE DEGUSTAZIONI DI CHIANTI CLASSICO A ROMA, CHE PER IL GRANDE ROSSO TOSCANO RAPPRESENTA IL 10% DEL MERCATO ITALIANO, CON I SOMMELIER. MA LA TESTA ALLA VENDEMMIA: QUANTITÀ -15%, MA C’È OTTIMISMO SULLA QUALITÀ


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italgrob.it - 05/09/2012

  
Il Gallo Nero in Caput mundi
Il Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico torna a Roma con un grande evento in collaborazione con AIS dedicato a stampa e trade: saranno 57 le aziende in degustazione all’Hotel Rome Cavalieri il prossimo 13 settembre (h. 16.00 – 21.00). Il pubblico avrà la possibilità di assaggiare l’eccellenza del Chianti Classico confrontandosi direttamente con i produttori. In programma anche un seminario di approfondimento sul Chianti Classico Riserva.

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Agi.it - 05/09/2012

  
Vino: kermesse consorzio Chianti classico a Roma il 13 settembre


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di (AGI) Red/Bru




Gambero Rosso 2013 - 05/09/2012

  
Il PURO - Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

3 bicchieri





James Suckling website - 22/08/2012

  
Il PURO - Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

92 points

A wine with walnut and chocolate character and undertones of dried fruits. Full and velvety with a chewy finish. Yet it's polished and pretty. Austere but enticing. Sexy in the end. Drink now.
di James Suckling




Wine Spectator - 17/08/2012

  
10 Affordable Tuscan Reds New reviews of Italian red wines from Chianti and beyond, all priced at $26 or less
Tasting Highlights bring the best wines from our editors’ most recent tastings to WineSpectator.com members.

I recently finished tasting hundreds of Tuscan wines, ranging in price from $7 to $600. Though you can find less expensive offerings, this group of reds from the Toscana IGT and Chianti Classico DOCG appellations delivers a terrific combination of quality and price.

CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA Toscana Indue Two Together 2007 Score: 90 | $25

This harmonious, elegant red delivers pure black cherry, blackberry, mineral and spice flavors. This has some power too, evidenced by the finish, where dense tannins match the sweet fruit. Sangiovese and Cabernet. Best from 2014 through 2020. 2,000 cases made.—B.S

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di Bruce Sanderson




Comunikafood - 16/08/2012

  
Chianti: La qualità non cresce spontanea
Ma sappiamo cosa beviamo? Quante mani e quante idee si mescolano per creare un buon vino?

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di Maria Luisa




Sognando la luna - 21/07/2012


Festival Linari Classic, tappa a Radda in Chianti


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Florence Holiday - 29/06/2012


Vacanze a Radda in Chianti


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Guide du vin 2012 Phaneuf - 14/06/2012

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

four stars





Civiltà del bere - 06/06/2012


Nuovo Cda per il Chianti Classico


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di Anna Rainoldi




CorriereNazionale.it - 05/06/2012

  
Nuovo cda per il Chianti classico
Con l’assemblea generale dei soci di è stato eletto lunedì il nuovo Cda del Chianti Classico.

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gonews.it - 04/06/2012

  
Eletto il nuovo cda del Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico
Eletto il nuovo Consiglio di Amministrazione del Consorzio. Con l’Assemblea Generale dei Soci di questa mattina (4 giugno), è stato eletto il nuovo Consiglio di amministrazione del Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico.

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Winestation - 04/06/2012

  
Ecco la nuova governance del Gallo Nero


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Quotidiano.it Libero - 04/06/2012

  
Vino: eletto il nuovo cda del Consorzio Chianti Classico


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CULINAIRE MAGAZINE - 01/06/2012

  
Strictly for the Passion
Prelius Vermentino with Papperdelle Carbonara
di Dan Leahul
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Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 01/06/2012

  
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

91 points

The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala is made from the estate’s best Sangiovese. It possesses gorgeous mid-palate juiciness and lovely overall harmony in a softer, slightly more approachable style than the Riserva. Sweet red cherries, spices, flowers and French oak are some of the notes that wrap around the sweet, polished finish. The Coltassala is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Mammolo that spent 18 months in new French oak.
di Antonio Galloni




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 01/06/2012

  
Balifico 2008

92 points

The 2008 Balifico (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is an intriguing wine. An exotic melange of dark cherries in liqueur, smoke, licorice and menthol jumps from the glass. In 2008 the Balifico is rich, powerful and incredibly intense. There appears to be enough density to support the generous oak, but here, too, the style is a bit forced. Radda, and Volpaia in particular, is not a part of Chianti Classico that is inherently suited to making concentrated wines. Mint, flowers and herbs are layered into the finish.
di Antonio Galloni




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 01/06/2012

  
Vinsanto 2005

90 points

The 2005 Vinsanto del Chianti Classico is quite pretty. Honey, dried flowers, figs, orange marmalade and spices come together nicely in this medium-bodied, moderately sweet wine. A hint of white truffles develops on the long, creamy finish.
di Antonio Galloni




Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico - 01/06/2012

  
Chianti Classico è…un grande successo!


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La Repubblica Firenze.it - 28/05/2012

  
Tutti gli eventi da non perdere...
Radda & Borgogna riuniti nel bicchiere Italia vs Francia: meglio amiche che nemiche. Tanto che, il 2 giugno a Radda in Chianti in occasione di Chianti Classico è, le storiche rivali del mondo del vino si uniranno in un gemellaggio enoico d’autore: il Chianti Classico di Radda incontrerà i vini della Borgogna per una degustazione da sogno

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gonews.it - 28/05/2012

  
Palio delle Massaie: vanno in finale Greve e Castellina


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Lay&Wheeler - 28/05/2012


Discovery Tuscany. The Sorty of Sangiovese
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Vini e Vino - 27/05/2012


Cantine Aperte a Siena


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Vinitaly - 25/05/2012

  
I LOVE GALLO NERO! "CHIANTI CLASSICO È" (25 MAGGIO-3 GIUGNO)


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Libero Qotidiano.it - 23/05/2012

  
Turismo: arriva ''Chianti Classico e''', appuntamenti per wine lovers (6)


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nove da Firenze - 23/05/2012

  
Chianti Classico è 2012: IV edizione


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- 23/05/2012

  
Chianti Classico è! Gli eventi da non perdere fino al 3 giugno


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OperaWine - 11/05/2012


interviews Giovannella Stianti - Castello di Volpaia


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di Charlie Arturaola




Doctor Wine - 09/05/2012

  
Bottiglie in cantina

90 points

Chianti Classico Riserva 2006.
Da uve sangiovese in ampia prevalenza. Splendida versione, a mio avviso, di questo classico Chianti Classico. Dovuta in primo luogo all'annata molto felice, ed in secondo al fatto che si avverte uno stile più consono alle caratteristiche di un Chianti Classico di Radda alta. Così il colore è rubino intenso, ma non concentratissimo. I profumi sono delicatamente fruttati, con note di ribes e di amarena, ed il sapore è piacevole, equilibrato ed elegante, senza tannini polverosi o prevalenza di note acidule. Servitelo a 18°, abbinandolo a bistecca di manzo alla brace, pollo ruspante arrosto, agnello al forno.

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di Daniele Cernilli




tempodivino - 25/04/2012


Cantine Aperte 2012


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di Stefano




Slow Travel Italy - 04/04/2012

  
Postcard - The Road to Volpaia, and Beyond


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di Nancy L




Siena news - 29/03/2012

  
Ecco i migliori cento vini italiani


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Winenow-monthly - 29/03/2012

  
Castello di Volpaia
di Wilson Kwok
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Doctor Wine - 29/03/2012

  
Vinitaly 2012 Taste Italy by Daniele Cernilli intervista a Castello di Volpaia
L’appuntamento alla 46^ edizione di Vinitaly, da domenica 25 a mercoledì 28 marzo È una delle novità di Vinitaly 2012. Taste Italy, l’iniziativa dedicata agli operatori esteri, ora ha un partner d’eccezione. A scegliere 100 tra i migliori vini nazionali da quest’anno è Daniele Cernilli, alias Doctor Wine, direttore dell’omonima rivista on line e guru del settore. Una collaborazione che rappresenta un importante valore aggiunto alla degustazione inaugurata da Vinitaly nel 2007. A Taste Italy by Doctor Wine, anche una serie di interviste quotidiane ai produttori, realizzate dallo stesso Cernilli e trasmesse sulla WebTV di Vinitaly e su un maxischermo fuori dallo stand.

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di Daniele Cernilli




- 24/03/2012

  
Opera Wine sabato 24 marzo
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Giornale di Como 7 - 17/03/2012


CIRCA 350 VINI IN DEGUSTAZIONE, 152 AZIENDE PARTECIPANTI CHIANTI CLASSICO COLLECTION 2012 A FIRENZE


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grapevinetrail.com - 13/03/2012

  
Vinitaly & Wine Spectator Reveal OperaWines a Finest Italian Wines


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PaperBlog - 13/03/2012

  
Taste Italy si rinnova, da quest’anno fa coppia con Doctor Wine
È una delle novità di Vinitaly 2012. Taste Italy, l’iniziativa dedicata agli operatori esteri, ora ha un partner d’eccezione. A scegliere 100 tra i migliori vini nazionali da quest’anno è Daniele Cernilli, alias Doctor Wine, direttore dell’omonima rivista on line e guru del settore.

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di Trentinowine




PR Web - 13/03/2012

  
Vinitaly & Wine Spectator Reveal OperaWine’s “Finest Italian Wines
OperaWine is just 12 days away and we are thrilled to announce the final list of wines that will be presented and poured by the producers themselves at the official opening event to Vinitaly 2012, in Verona on March 24th.

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- 13/03/2012

  
Taste Italy si rinnova, da quest’anno fa coppia con Doctor Wine
È una delle novità di Vinitaly 2012. Taste Italy, l’iniziativa dedicata agli operatori esteri, ora ha un partner d’eccezione. A scegliere 100 tra i migliori vini nazionali da quest’anno è Daniele Cernilli, alias Doctor Wine, direttore dell’omonima rivista on line e guru del settore.

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Grappoli diVini - Blog sul mondo del vino - 10/03/2012

  
Un viaggio nel Chiantishire...alla ricerca del Gallo Nero


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di Alessandro Castaldo




Wine Spectator - 29/02/2012

  
Vinsanto 2004

93 points

This well-defined dessert white boasts toffee, caramel, smoke and dried fig aromas and flavors. This stays persistent and balanced as the smoky element intensifies on the long, iodine- and treacle-infused aftertaste. Powerful, expansive finish. Drink now through 2015.
di Bruce Sanderson




GOLOSO & CURIOSO - 29/02/2012


Bere bene senza svenarsi/11. I consigli del sommelier tristellato


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di Di Romina Savi




Wine News - 13/02/2012

  
L’ECCELLENZA ENOLOGICA DI “OPERA WINE” SI VINCE SUL WEB: UNA WEBCAM E UN PAIO DI CLICK PER DICHIARARE IN UN VIDEO MESSAGGIO “COSA VI HA FATTO INNAMORARE DEL VINO ITALIANO” VALE 2 BIGLIETTI PER LA PRESTIGIOSA DEGUSTAZIONE “WINE SPECTATOR”-VERONAFIERE


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Ais Lombardia - 09/02/2012


Cotarella Day, il magnifico 2001


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di Susi Bonomi




Capital - 07/02/2012


Le declinazioni del Chianti
di Bruno Vespa
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Vinotheque - 31/01/2012


Vinotheque JAPAN
Vinotheque JAPAN
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Wine News - 24/01/2012

  
E SE UN EVENTO “DAY” FOSSE DEDICATO AD UN SOLO UOMO DEL VINO? IL 26 GENNAIO, A MILANO, È IL “COTARELLA DAY”, GIORNATA DEDICATA DAI SOMMELIER AIS ALL’ENOLOGO RICCARDO COTARELLA E A TUTTI I “SUOI” VINI, DA QUELLI DI FALESCO A QUELLI DI SAN PATRIGNANO


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The Daily Telegraph - 14/01/2012


Italy 2012; YOUR FIVE–PAGE HOLIDAY GUIDE Our Italy expert, Lee Marshall, introduces a special guide to the country with his pick of things to do and see in Tuscany
Why is Tuscany so eternally popular? After travelling the length and breadth of Italy for close on 30 years, I think I'm getting close to an answer. In so many other parts of the world, culture is an optional extra, something you do in your spare time. In Tuscany, it's at the root of everything – though not in an elitist way. A Piero della Francesca fresco exudes the spirit of a region that has long spent its money on beauty and quality. But so does a bowl of ribollita soup, made with seasonal cavolo nero and served with a spiral of just–pressed olive oil. Cultured Tuscan perfection can be found in a £50 bottle of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva; but it can equally well be found in one of the region's many free pleasures, from its painterly landscapes to a soak in an ancient stone basin fed by a hot spring beneath a walled hill town. Such things are not absent in the rest of Italy, but Tuscany has a unique concentration of them. It also combines fierce pride and care for detail (olive groves that are kept looking spruce even though there's little money in the crop these days; the strict building regulations that infuriate second–home owners but help to keep Tuscany looking Tuscan) with unpretentious, downto–earth manners. It has a collection of handsome, art–filled, historic towns with more than enough to see, do, eat and drink to fill a long weekend, from Siena to Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa and Cortona. Between villa rentals, grand country house hotels, rural b&bs and boutique town–house hotels, it has more great places to stay than porcini mushrooms. "Tuscany" is a brand that carries a cachet. This is inevitably reflected in prices: the landscape may not change just across the border into Lazio or Umbria, but hotel and rental rates are perceptibly lower, because that magic word is absent. Within the region, the Val d'Orcia and the area around Siena carry the highest cachet and prices, together with a few coastal enclaves – the Monte Argentario promontory, or chichi Forte dei Marmi and Pietrasanta. Good areas to hunt for bargains include Arezzo, Livorno, Pisa and Pistoia provinces, though even Chianti (where demand is high, but so is supply) can be surprisingly affordable. Tuscan highlights Tempted by the thought of Tuscany this year? Here is my guide to the key towns and areas. A fuller version is online at telegraph.co.uk/tuscanyguide and you can find my guide to Florence at telegraph.co. uk/florenceguide. Siena Some would say that Siena is more of a must–visit than Florence. Though it may not have quite the overabundance of artistic riches of its historic rival, this proud medieval city–state is unique in the way its layout enacts a kind of symbolic theatre of the Tuscan civitas, with a series of tight and winding lanes converging on the shell–shaped open space of Piazza del Campo. Long the centre of civic life, dominated by the Sienese Gothic Palazzo Pubblico with its frescoed halls and the lofty Torre del Mangia tower, the Campo is the stage for the bi–annual drama of Il Palio (July 2 and August 16), when horses and riders representing 10 of the town's 17 contradas compete in a breakneck bareback race. See terresiena.it for information on everything from museum opening times to wine tours. Pisa Don't let the fame of the Leaning Tower distract you from the beauty of the rest of the Campo dei Miracoli, a planned precinct of sacred architecture that's unique in Italy. Built in the home–grown style known as Pisan Gothic, the Duomo, Baptistery and Camposanto (cemetery) make light with marble, deriving delicacy and grace from solidity and weight. The Leaning Tower calls the bluff of this illusion: just too heavy for the weak subsoil, it began to tilt after only three of its eight storeys were finished. Stabilised in a delicate surgical engineering operation between 1990 and 2001, the tower has retained just enough of its lean to keep the souvenir sellers and local hoteliers happy. Visiting times (tower) 8.30am–8pm April–September (see opapisa.it for other months and Campo dei Miracoli monuments); full admission €15/£12.60. Lucca and around Lovely, laid–back, cultured Lucca (luccaturismo.it) is a great place to unwind for a few days. The town's sturdy defensive walls give the place a fierce military air on the outside, but inside, all is graceful piazzas, Pisan Romanesque churches and alfresco restaurants. Perhaps the one essential sight is Piazza Anfiteatro, a former Roman amphitheatre which is today a cute civic oval lined with shops and bars. But you should also make time for at least a couple of the town's churches: standouts are the Duomo di San Martino, its atrium decorated with exquisite Lombard bassorelievo, and 12th–century artistic treasure house San Frediano. North of Lucca, the green Garfagnana Valley (ingarfagnana. com) is a trekkers' paradise, while the immediate surroundings of the city are dotted with aristocratic Renaissance villas and gardens, the most spectacular of which is Villa Reale at Marlia (garden open March 1 to November 30, 10am–1pm and 2pm–6pm, closed Mon, full admission €7/£6, parcovillareale.it). Arezzo and the Piero della Francesca trail Once you pass the gauntlet of light industry and nondescript suburbs, the main town of eastern Tuscany turns on all its centro storico charm. It has some fine restaurants and wine bars, and what is arguably the single most essential artistic draw in the whole of Tuscany – Piero della Francesca's fresco cycle, Legend of the True Cross, in the church of San Francesco (open Mon–Fri 9am– 6.30pm, Sat 9am–5.30pm, Sun 1pm– 5.30pm, full price entrance €6/£5). The Piero trail can be continued by making the 50–mile round trip to the artist's birthplace of Sansepolcro, east of Arezzo, where the centrally located Museo Civico has no less than four of the maestro's works. Stop off on the way there or back in the nearby village of Monterchi, which houses the delightful, moving Madonna del Parto – a fresco of the pregnant Virgin Mary, a rare subject in Western art. The tourist board has a useful leaflet about the route, opening times and entrance fees, which can be downloaded at turismo.provincia. arezzo.it (click on Publications and scroll down to "Piero della Francesca in the Land of Arezzo"). Chianti and San Gimignano Chianti Classico, the area between Florence and Siena, is a perennial summer favourite, as much for its amiable cypress, olive, oak–wood and vineyard–strewn landscape and its shamelessly picturesque castles and villages as for the fine red wine it produces. The main towns – Greve, Radda, Castellina – can be a little anonymous. Here it's the tiny walled villages, such as Volpaia, that stand out, together with fortified medieval abbeys such as Badia a Passignano. At castle estates such as Ama and Brolio, wine–tasting opportunities abound. East of Chianti, beyond the Pesa and the Elsa valleys, San Gimignano, the city of the belle torri (beautiful towers), rises imperiously above the vineyards of its own winegrowing area – one of the few Tuscan denominazione to focus on white grapes. It's famous as Italy's "Medieval Manhattan", and the town's 13th and 14th–century glory days have bequeathed us remarkable monuments like the frescoed Collegiata, or Sant'Agostino. But it's very much on the tourist map of Tuscany – so come well out of season to see San Gimignano at its best. For northern Chianti tourist information, see firenzeturismo.it, for the south of the area terresiena.com, and for San Gimignano, sangimignano.com. The Val d'Orcia and Montalcino Home to some of the region's most perfect landscapes, the Val d'Orcia stretches languidly across an unspoilt and still under–visited swathe of southern Tuscany. Only the towns on the northern edge of the valley have much in the way of tourism: lofty, handsome Montepulciano (prolocomonte pulciano.it) and its cutesy near neighbour Pienza (prolocopienza.it), which had five years of political and architectural fame in the mid–15th century, then went back to sleep. South of here, the pretty hamlet of Monticchiello has a couple of worthwhile trattorias, while La Foce (lafoce.com), around five miles south, is a private estate that harbours one of Tuscany's most seductive formal gardens – open for visits on Wednesdays and Saturdays. One of Tuscany's highest towns, Montalcino (prolocomontalcino.it), to the north–west, is at the centre of the highly regarded Brunello wine region. It's an austere town with a regional enoteca (wine shop and tasting centre, enotecalafortezza. com) in the castle and some decent restaurants, but the real draw is the ravishing 12th–century abbey of Sant'Antimo (antimo.it, open daily 6am–9pm), seven miles south, in a timeless rural landscape. Best beaches Associated mostly with country pleasures, Tuscany is not usually thought of as a beach destination. But it does have around 250 miles of coastline, and while some of this (especially around Viareggio and the other Versilia resorts to the north) is given over to the kind of deckchair–to–deckchair beach scene that somehow doesn't seem worth travelling a thousand miles for, there are notable exceptions. Dropping down from the north, the vast umbrella–pine woods and extensive dunes of the Migliarino– San Rossore nature reserve (parcosanrossore.it), east of Pisa, provide the first relief from beachtennis Babylon, but it's the southern Tuscan coastal region of the Maremma that offers the best mix of uncrowded beaches, relatively unspoilt scenery and good places to eat and drink. The fishing port turned small–scale resort of Castiglione della Pescaia strikes a nice balance between chic and unpretentious, while a little further south, the beach that stretches south from Marina di Alberese, in the Monti dell'Uccellina nature reserve (parco–maremma.it) is one of the wildest and emptiest on the Italian mainland. But it is Monte Argentario, a rocky island that in prehistorical times became linked to the mainland by two sandy isthmuses, which offers the Tuscan mainland's only real stab at Sardinian–style marine paradise. Don't expect much in the way of beaches – it's too rocky for that – but the coves between the yachtie hang–outs of Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole are fine places to work on that tan, and the blue–green sea is the cleanest and most translucent you'll find in Tuscany outside of true islands such as Elba, Giglio or Pianosa. Favourite hotels These hotels and my other recommendations of where to stay in Florence can be booked at telegraph.co.uk/tuscanyhotels, which offers a best–price guarantee. You will also find a full review and more details of each hotel on the site. Prices are a guide for room only. 1 Grand Hotel Continental, Siena If it's the luxe touch you want, then it has to be the Continental – Siena's only centro storico fivestar, which opened in 2002. The décor is an odd mix of conventionally antique and strikingly contemporary, but there's no faulting the service or the comfort level – and of course the ultra–central location. Doubles from £170. 2 Campo Regio Relais, Siena Easily Siena's most charming Room With A View guesthouse, this sixroom upmarket b&b looks across a tumble of Tuscan rooftops towards the Duomo. The rooms are lovely, the breakfast generous, there's a library and well–stocked honesty bar: really, you feel like moving in. Doubles from £145. 3 Borgo Santo Pietro, near Siena My candidate for Tuscany's most desirable country–house hotel. In extensive, verdantly planted grounds near the famous roofless church of San Galgano, this is an exquisitely stylish antique–modern retreat. Open from the end of March to the end of October. Doubles from £325. 4 Relais dell'Orologio, Pisa An air of aristocratic calm and elegance reigns at the Bignardi family's refined 21–room five–star in Pisa's historic centre, based in a converted medieval town house and tower that has always been in the family. Doubles from £107. 5 Alla Corte degli Angeli, Lucca Value and charm go hand in hand at this 10–room boutique b&b in the peaceful pedestrianised zone inside the ancient city walls of Lucca. Super–attentive staff and bedrooms with trompe l'oeil murals lend a homely, personalised air. Doubles from £102. 6 Badia di Pomaio, Arezzo Enjoy the Tuscan country hotel experience on the cheap in this sensitively restored old abbey with 17 comfortably antique rooms in the hills above Arezzo. Doubles from £81. Enjoy the Tuscan country hotel experience on the cheap in this sensitively restored old abbey with 17 comfortably antique rooms in the hills above Arezzo. Doubles from £81. 7 Villa Bordoni, Chianti The Florence–based Scottish hotelier and restaurateur David Gardner pulled out all the stops when he created this delicious shabby–chic mini–resort in a powder–blue villa amid Chianti vineyards. It is sheer perfection – and the restaurant is so good you won't want to eat out. Open from March to the first week of January. Double rooms from £162. 8 La Locanda in Chianti, Chianti Who was it that said simplicity is the ultimate luxury? Me, probably – in which case this stunningly located rural retreat in one of Chianti's wilder corners proves my point. No distractions: just authentic, classy Tuscan style and hospitality. Open from April to October. Doubles from £188. 9 Guardastelle, San Gimignano This lovely restored borgo (farming hamlet) surrounded by vineyards is proof that you can have it all for (in low season) less than £100 a night. That includes not only a pretty bedroom and a fine country breakfast but a panoramic pool and a genuine Tuscan family welcome. Doubles from £90. 10 La Bandita, Val d'Orcia A dynamic New York couple have brought a touch of international class to this restored farmhouse in the Val d'Orcia, making it among the most desirable of Tuscany's new crop of designer boutique hotels. Open from March to December. Suites from £200. 11 Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino The village at the centre of this 4,500–acre Brunello wine estate owned by Massimo Ferragamo has been turned into the non plus ultra of Tuscan country–luxe hotels. Open from early April to the first week of January. Suites from £330. 12 L'Andana, Tuscan Coast Effortlessly chic, thanks to the sapient interior design of AD Italy editor Ettore Mochetti, this huge luxury resort–hotel set just back from the coast is co–owned by Alain Ducasse. Open from late March to late November. Doubles from £295. Favourite restaurants There are countless good restaurants across Tuscany – these are six of my favourites. The dialling code from outside Italy is +39, then keep the first zero. 1 Buca di Sant'Antonio, Lucca Traditional specialities such as spelt and vegetable soup vie with more creative dishes at this old–fashioned but ever–reliable centro storico restaurant. Don't miss caramelised fruit and chestnut gelato. Average £35 a head without wine. Closed Sunday evening, all day Monday. Via della Cervia 3, 55100 Lucca (058 355881; bucadisantantonio.com). 2 Il Falconiere, Cortona A romantic garden setting and gourmet Italian food (with, unusually for inland Tuscany, several seafood dishes) make the restaurant of this Relais & Châteaux hotel a good splash–out option. Average £85 a head without wine. Open daily; from November to March closed all day Monday and Tuesday lunchtime. Località San Martino, 52044 Cortona (0575 612679; ilfalconiere.it). 3 La Pineta, Marina di Bibbona It looks like an unassuming beach bar. It's not. The domain of chef Luciano Zazzeri (who is the spitting image of the architect Renzo Piano), La Pineta is a Michelinstarred seafood restaurant with a delightful mix of informal seaside ambience and serious food, service and wine. Average £55 a head without wine. Closed all day Monday and Tuesday lunch. Via dei Cavalleggeri Nord 27, 57020 Marina di Bibbona (0586 600016). 4 La Torre Di Gnicche, Arezzo A friendly, great–value, rustic wine bar and osteria off Piazza Grande, which does tasty soups and pasta dishes, salami and cheese platters, meaty main courses and lighter summer dishes such as spelt salad. The wine selection is encyclopaedic. Average £22 a head without wine. Closed Wednesday. Piaggia di San Martino 8, 52100 Arezzo (0575 352035; latorredignicche.it). 5 Osteria La Porta, Monticchiello di Pienza If there were a prize for most iconic Tuscan country trattoria, cute La Porta would breeze it. Built into the walls of the impossibly pretty hamlet of Monticchiello, south of Pienza, it does hearty local food such as pici (hand–rolled spaghetti) in duck sauce, and has a cellar of more than 250 Tuscan wines. Average £30 a head without wine. Closed Thursday. Via del Piano 1, 53026 Monticchiello di Pienza (0578 755 163, osterialaporta.it). 6 Osteria Le Logge, Siena Don't be fooled by the down–home trattoria décor: just a stone's throw from Piazza del Campo, this is a serious restaurant, militantly local and seasonal in its ingredients and inspiration but persuasively gourmet in technique and presentation. Average £45 a head without wine. Closed Sunday. Via del Porrione 33, 53100 Siena (057 748013; giannibrunelli.it). Telegraph Travel experts The travel writer Lee Marshall has lived in Italy for 27 years, first in Rome and more recently just across the Tuscan border in Umbria. He loves Tuscany for its seriousness about life; for the way it distils the essence of civilisation in its landscapes, food, wine and art. For more guides by Lee go to telegraph.co.uk/ travelitaly. Good–value Italy Howtosavemoneyon your travels fromRome toRavenna Pages 12–13 What's on in 2012? Stay in a castle The big new Tuscan luxury country hotel opening for 2012 is Castello di Casole (castellodicasole.com), a gorgeous 41– suite castle hotel at the centre of a 4,200– acre estate, which makes its debut in April. Hot ticket Outside Florence, the hot Tuscan art ticket is currently the Picasso retrospective at Palazzo Blu (palazzoblu. it) in Pisa – with more than 200 works by the artist, including a complete set of linocuts taken from the Picasso Museum in Barcelona (running until January 29). Open–air concerts Over the past few years, Lucca's Summer Festival (summer–festival. com) has become one of Tuscany's major open–air popular music events. Around 10 concerts are staged in July in the atmospheric surroundings of Piazza Napoleone; Elton John, Liza Minnelli and James Blunt were among the 2011 headliners. Classical highlight One of the highlights of the summer season for Tuscan classical music fans is the Incontri in Terra di Siena (itslafoce. org), a series of chamber concerts organised in the grounds of the historic estate La Foce, which attract performers of the calibre of Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Tallis Scholars. The 2012 season opens on July 20 with a recital by the tenor Ian Bostridge, and runs until July 29. La dolce vita Panning out between the end of July and the first week of August, Cortona's Tuscan Sun Festival (tuscansunfestival. com) mixes culture and la dolce vita with wine tastings, opera recitals, yoga workouts led by Trudie Styler and theatrical events (the 2011 event featured Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack, among others). More classical treats Other high–quality classical music seasons worth watching out for are Siena's Micat in Vertice, from November to April, and its summer Estate Chigiana chamber music seasons (for both, see chigiana.it). The Puccini Festival (puccinifestival.it) takes place in Torre del Lago, the lakeside village where the composer lived and worked. In 2012, three Puccini operas (Tosca, La Bohème, Madame Butterfly) and Verdi's La Traviata will unroll from July 20 to August 25. In 2012, three Puccini operas (Tosca, La Bohème, Madame Butterfly) and Verdi's La Traviata will unroll from July 20 to August 25. Antique haven Curious shoppers should not miss Arezzo's Antique Fair (arezzofiera antiquaria.org): on the first Sunday of each month and the Saturday that precedes it, the streets and piazzas of the old town are lined with hundreds of stalls. TRAVEL ONLINE The ultimate guide to Tuscany Reviews of the best hotels for every budget Interactive guides to what to do and see Where to eat, drink and shop How to get around and save money Book rooms at the lowest rate, guaranteed telegraph. co.uk/tuscany The real draw is the ravishing 12th–century abbey of Sant' Antimo
di Lee Marshall




Restaurant Wine - 03/01/2012

  
The Full Service Guide to On Sale Beverage Profits




Restaurant Wine - 03/01/2012

  
The Full Service Guide to On Sale Beverage Profits
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James Suckling website - 03/01/2012

  
Prelius Vermentino

90 points

Fresh and fruity, with sliced apple, light pineapple and banana character. Medium body, with a creamy texture and a clean finish. Made from organically farmed Vermentino. Drink now.
di James Suckling




LM - 03/01/2012

  
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2012:
Due Chianti di ottima potenza speziata presenta Castello di Volpaia, il Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2008, l'ancor più turgido Chianti Classico Docg 2009 sviluppano una qualificante piacevolezza risultando morbidi oltre che potenti nel loro aroma di ciliegia nera speziata. Il Vinsanto del Chianti Classico Doc 2004 è uno spettacolo in termini di ricchezza e dolcezza: pare non aver mai fine la scia del suo frutto mentoso tanto densa e possente la sollecitazione. Vino del tasting il Coltassala Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2008: ormai stabilmente fra i più possenti e maestosi della denominazione il suo ribes balsamico.
di Luca Maroni




Gambero Rosso 2012 - 01/01/2012

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Chianti classico Riserva 2008, 3 bicchieri

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James Suckling website - 27/12/2011

  
INDUE 2007

90 points

INDUE - Very ripe fruit on the nose with plums and berries. Full, with soft tannins and a fruity, clean finish. A little lean. But should turn out nicely. Best after 2012. This is a wine made of half Sangiovese and half Cabernet Sauvignon from Volpaia's estate in Chianti Classico and Maremma.
di James Suckling




Wine Enthusiast - 15/12/2011

  
Vinsanto 2004

94 points



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di Monica Larner




Scelte di Vino - 05/12/2011

  
L’eccellenza vinicola toscana premiata dalla Guida Duemilavini AIS 2012


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di Fabio Panci




Toronto Life - 01/11/2011

  
David Lawrason picks nine new Tuscan reds to splurge on this fall

89 points

Volpaia 2008 $22 | Chianti Classico | 89 points Chianti’s tension and vibrancy come from sangiovese grown in cool weather at high altitudes, and the Volpaia estate is among the highest in Italy. Expect lovely, lifted aromas of redcurrant, fresh herbs and oak. It’s delicious and lighter bodied than most, and it has fine tannin. Chill lightly. Vintages. LCBO 953828.

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di David Lawrason




Wine Spectator - 31/10/2011


Chianti classico Riserva 2008

90 points

Blueberry and blackberry flavors are married to a lean, wiry frame. Hints of flowers and mineral add dimension, and this closes down on the finish. Needs time. To be released spring 2012. Best from 2014 through 2024. 5,000 cases made.
di Bruce Sanderson




Wine Spectator - 31/10/2011

  
Vermentino 2010

89 points

Floral and peach aromas and flavors plus the bright acidity render this white juicy. Firms up by the finish, while retaining all its flavors and adding an accent of spice. Drink now.
di Bruce Sanderson
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Wine Enthusiast - 01/10/2011


Balifico 2006

92 points

Gorgeous, soft and rich with velvety firm tannins, Balifico would pair with spicy marinated pork or slow cooked-beef. The plushness is what sets this wine apart as do its fine aromas of blackberry, leather and black cherry.
di Monica Larner




Wine Surf - 19/09/2011

  
Chianti Classico 2009

3 stars



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Crème - 12/09/2011

  
Crème
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Duemilavini - 07/09/2011

  
Castello di Volpaia

Coltassala Chianti classico Riserva 2008, 5 Grappoli

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newsday.com - 04/09/2011


Drinks: Ciao, Christopher Columbus!


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di PETER M. GIANOTTI




James Suckling website - 17/08/2011


VOLPAIA CHIANTI CLASSICO 2009

90 points

Plenty of fruit and vanilla character here, with dried cherries and plums. Full body, with delicate tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.
di James Suckling




James Suckling website - 17/08/2011


COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

92 points

Full body, with lots of vanilla, berry and chocolate character. Chewy, yet balanced. Loads going on. Serious and structured and so balanced.
di James Suckling




James Suckling website - 24/07/2011


CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 2008

92 points

This is so delicious, with meat, berry and chocolate character that follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long rich finish. Made from organic grapes. Drink now.
di James Suckling




PaperBlog - 21/07/2011

  
Charming addresses in Tuscany: Volpaia e Vertine


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di Irene




Wine Surf - 07/06/2011

  
Sangiovese Aglianico 4-4


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di Alessandro Bosticco




Unfiltered, Unfined - 15/05/2011


Weinberg’s Wine Notes #127 - Wine On The Road in Tuscany Redux


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di Ben Weinberg




Vino! - 04/04/2011

  
Toscane Anteprima 2011
di Dirk Rodriguez
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Doctor Wine - 04/04/2011

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

90 points

Da uve sangiovese in ampia prevalenza. Splendida versione, a mio avviso, di questo classico Chianti Classico. Dovuta in primo luogo all'annata molto felice, ed in secondo al fatto che si avverte uno stile più consono alle caratteristiche di un Chianti Classico di Radda alta. Così il colore è rubino intenso, ma non concentratissimo. I profumi sono delicatamente fruttati, con note di ribes e di amarena, ed il sapore è piacevole, equilibrato ed elegante, senza tannini polverosi o prevalenza di note acidule. Servitelo a 18°, abbinandolo a bistecca di manzo alla brace, pollo ruspante arrosto, agnello al forno.

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di Daniele Cernilli




Wine Enthusiast - 01/04/2011

  
Il Puro Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

91 points

Packaged in a beautiful bottle with string and seal, Il Puro Casanova is 100% Sangiovese with intense aromas of berry fruit, moist earth, leather and tobacco. You’ll enjoy the natural brightness and fullness it offers on the close.
di Monica Larner




Wine & Spirits - 01/04/2011

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

90 points

Fully mature, there's a clean, gentle sense of sangiovese at the center of this wine, softened by age to a round, plum-tomato smokiness. An autumnal wine, this is ready to drink with salumi.




Wine Enthusiast - 01/04/2011

  
Coltassala, Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

90 points

This Riserva Chianti Classico opens with earthy, gritty aromas of forest floor, wild mushroom and deep, dark berry fruit. It shows a layered, sophisticated side of Sangiovese with lingering spice and cola on the close.
di Monica Larner




South European Travel - 29/03/2011


Where Is Tuscany's Hidden Treasure, Castello di Volpaia?
Deep in the heart of Radda in Chianti, this amazing winery is truly a secret worth knowing.

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di Glynis Macri




Seminario Permanente Luigi Veronelli - 20/03/2011

  
I Vini di Veronelli 2011
Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2007 - 93 points; Chianti Classico Riserva Il Puro 2007 - il Sole di Veronelli - 95 points; Balifico Toscana 2007 - 92 points;
di I Vini di Veronelli 2011
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FOOD&WINE inspiration server daily - 04/03/2011

  
Pairing of the Day: February 28-March 4, 2011
Triple-Mustard Salmon.
Pairing: Fragrant Vermentino: 2009 Prelius.

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di Marcia Kiesel




Luciano Pignataro Wine Blog - 24/02/2011


GARANTITO IGP. Radda in Chianti, basta la parola: cosa bere e cosa mangiare


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di Carlo Macchi




Wine Surf - 24/02/2011

  
Radda in Chianti, basta la parola


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di Carlo Macchi




Wine Enthusiast - 31/12/2010

  
Vinsanto 2001

93 points

From the excellent 2001 vintage, this opulent and intense Vin Santo (a traditional dessert wine from Tuscany) reveals layers of honey, almond paste, dried apricot and butterscotch. There’s great complexity and elegance here and the wine would pair with an assortment of aged cheeses.
di Monica Larner




Slow Food Editore - 20/12/2010

  
Guida Slow Wine 2011
Volpaia è un valido esempio di agricoltura moderna perfettamente integrata in un suggestivo e intatto borgo medievale. Gli abitanti del borgo lavorano nell'azienda e le antiche case e le chiese sconsacrate, recuperate, sono utilizzate con ocolatezza, anzi il vino scorre come linfa vitale tra una cantina e l'altra in un "vinodotto" sotterraneo. La regia di questa struttura di altri tempi è di Giovannella Stianti e del marito Carlo Mascheroni.
di Guida Slow Wine 2011
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Gambero Rosso Editore - 20/12/2010

  
Vinid'Italia 2011
Chianti Classico Riserva 2007 - 3 bicchieri rossi; Xhianti Classico Il Puro 2007 - 2 bicchieri rossi; Balifico 2007 - 2 bicchieri; Chianti Classico 2008 - 2 bicchieri; Morello di Prile Prelius 2009 - 2 bicchieri; Chianti Classico Coltassala Riserva 2007 - 1 bicchiere
di Vinid'Italia 2011
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The World of Fine Wine - 10/12/2010

  
The World of Fine Wine

Volpaia (Vin santo del Chianti Classico doc) 2003 - 14,5

di Issue 30 2010
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Annurio Migliori Vini d'Italia - 20/11/2010

  
Annuario dei migliori vini d'Italia 2011
Fitto e poderoso come pochi altri nel Chianti il bicchiere del Castello di Volpaia. Che gran fittezza svela anche il suo Chianti Classico 2008, di bella potenza e morbidamente nitido al profumo. Si sale di ampiezza e volume con il Chianti Classico Riserva 2007, ciò mentre il Chianti Classico Riserva Il Puro 2007 e il Coltassala 2007, con eccezionale intensità s'effondono speziati e balsamici persistendo assai a lungo in aroma. Vino del tasting il Balifico 2007, stabilmente fra i rossi del cuore del Chianti più performanti in consistenza, morbidezza, turgore e nitore olfattivo. Il suo cassis vanigliato ha la viscosità dei campioni formidabili in estratto. Complimenti.
di Luca Maroni
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Wine Spectator - 19/11/2010

  
2010 Vintage Report: Europe
A first look at vintage quality in European wine regions, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

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di Bruce Sanderson




L'Espresso 2011 - 13/11/2010

  
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

4 bottles

Di stile moderno, ben realizzato è polposo, robusto, con rovere non invasivo, sfumato da note di grafite e dal finale di apprezzabile sapidità.




Wine Spectator - 31/10/2010

  
Balifico 2007

92 points

Dense and fruity, with floral, incense and wood on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a powerful finish. A brick house sort of structure. Best after 2013.
di James Suckling




Wine Surf - 29/09/2010

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

3 stars



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Wine Surf - 27/09/2010

  
Chianti Classico 2008

3 stars



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Wine & Degustation - 04/05/2010

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2006
Chiatri Classico Riserva Castello di Volpaia 2006
di Michal Setka
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Wine & Spirits - 01/04/2010

  
Vinsanto 2003

92 points

Golden in color, in its roasted nut, rich maple sap aromas, this wine has tremendous depth and dimension to its flavors. It bristles with spice, contrasting sweetness with drier notes of wood tannin. The flavors grow more expansive with air, making this a wine of meditation and a delicious accompaniment to maple walnut gelato with walnut cake or chocolate desserts, especially gianduia.




Wine & Spirits - 01/04/2010

  
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

92 points

A blend of sangiovese and mammolo selected from an estate vineyard at 1,450 feet, Coltassala is an aristocratic Chianti Classico with a little modern flash from aging in French barriques. The first impressions are tied to the tannin, tight, austere and rooty, with an earthy, foresty coolness. As the fruit evolves, that foresty note turns toward blackberries and wild cherries, the prettiness of the fruit making a lasting impression. This will benefit from cellar time or decanting for roast duck.




Il Nuovo Corriere - 12/03/2010


Castello di Volpaia dove il Coltassala è di casa
di Marco Ghelfi
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Snooth - 05/03/2010

  
Olive Stuffed Roast Chicken
While visiting Castello di Volpaia last fall, I couldn’t help but notice that Giovanna Stianti, the proprietor of Volpaia, also ran a cooking school on the premises.....

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di Gregory Dal Piaz




Baccus - 01/03/2010

  
Riccardo Cotarella: il vino è tutto
Il Puro: Chianti Classico- Castello di Volpaia
di Maria Zanolli
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Corriere Vinicolo - 11/01/2010

  
Volpaia per i piccoli etiopi
di Corriere Vinicolo




Wein.pur - 06/01/2010

  
Chianti Classico.pur
di Wein.pur
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Wine Enthusiast - 03/01/2010

  
Balifico 2004

92 points

The 2004 vintage of Balifico is a very well integrated and harmonious wine with one part fresh cherry fruit, one part oak-related spice and one part aged elegance. It ends with smooth, soft tannins and a blast of more berry fruit on the close
di Monica Larner




Wine Enthusiast - 03/01/2010

  
Balifico 2005

91 points

This is a well-integrated super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, although the 2005 vintage doesn’t have quite the same intensity as 2004. The wine is well defined and sharp in the mouth with a tonic and bright quality of fruit.
di Monica Larner




InChianti - 01/01/2010

  
La scommessa di Nicolò Mascheroni Stianti
L'azienda della famiglia Mascheroni Stianti ha donato alla Ong un'intera annata del suo vino migliore per aiutare i bambini del Tingray
di Gabriella Congedo
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Io Donna - 19/12/2009

  
100 Donne - Classifica 2009
78 Giovannella Mascheroni - "Produttrice di vino in Chianti, il suo Puro è la prima etichetta italiana a impatto "zero". Fa bene anche ai bambini etiopi, che avranno scuole e pozzi grazie ai fondi destinati per ogni bottiglia."
di Marina Terragni
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enopress.it - 12/12/2009


Eccellenza di Toscana 2009


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Corriere Fiorentino - 05/12/2009

  
Un paese in bottiglia
A Volpaia c'è un borgo trasformato in eno-villaggio che sforna etichette doc.
di Chiara Dino
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Seminario permanente Luigi Veronelli - 02/12/2009

  
I Vini di Veronelli 2010

Chianti Classico 2007 (D.T) 89, Chianti Classico Riserva 2006 (G.B. e D.T.) 91, Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2006 (G.B. e D.T.) 93, Chianti Classico Il Puro 2006 (D.T.) 94, Balifico 2006 (D.T.) 91, Bianco di Volpaia 2008 (D.T.) 85, Prelius Morello

Oltre alla produzione di ottimi vini, Castello di Volpaia è anche meritoriamente attivo nel campo della solidarietà, il ricavato della vendita del Chianti Classico Riserva Il Puro Vigneto Casanova sarà, infatti, interamente devoluto all'Associazione "Save the Children". (G.B.) Casa i cui vini d'eccellenza risalgono sino all'anno 1970, ma non credo che essa abbia mai realizzato una serie uguale a quella di quest'anno, capeggiata da Sangiovese in purezza che lascia allibiti. (D.T.)
di Gigi Brozzoni e Daniel Thomases
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Le giude de l'Espresso - 02/12/2009

  
I Vini d'Italia 2010
Chianti Classico Il Puro 2006 - 17/20; Balifico 2006 - 16,5/20; Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2006 - 16/20; Chianti Classico Riserva 2006 - 15,5/20; Morello di Prile - Prelius 2007 - 15,5/20; Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2003 - 15/20; Bianco di Volpaia 14.5/20
di Ernesto Gentili e Fabio Rizzari
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Lm - 02/12/2009

  
Annuario dei migliori vini d'Italia 2010

Chianti Classico Il Puro 2006 - 88; Balifico 2006 - 87; Chianti classico Riserva Coltassala 2006 - 86; Chianti Classico 2007 - 84; Bianco di Volpaia 2008 - 84; Prelius Morello di Prile 2007 - 84; Vermentino Prelius 2008 - 84; Chianti Classico Riserva 20

Migliorano decisi i bianchi del Castello di Volpaia: un bel frutto, nitido e morbido vive tanto il Bianco di Volpaia 2008 quanto il Vermentino Prelius 2008: la lor eccellente suadenza di sapore, trasferita anche in quota ai grandi rossi di questo produttore, li compirebbe d'eccellenza assoluta. La poderosa massa del Coltassala e del Balifico 2006, ove ancor più equilibrata e avvolta in morbidezza esalterebbe la loro già virtuosa e distintiva qualità. In ogni modo son assai rari i Chianti della favolosa potenza, del raro turgore e nitore del Chianti Classico Riserva Il Puro 2006. Il vino migliore del tasting e certo il miglior Chianti mai proposto dal Castello di Volpaia. Un bicchiere che cresce deciso, complimenti.
di Luca Maroni
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Gambero Rosso - 02/12/2009

  
Vinid'Italia 2010

Chianti Classico Il Puro 2006- 3 bicchieri; Balifico 2006 - 2 bicchieri rossi; Chianti Classico Riserva 2006 - 2 bicchieri rossi; Chianti Classico Coltassala Riserva 2006 - 2 bicchieri, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2003 - 2 bicchieri.

Volpaia è un posto magico. Per la bellezza del borgo, ovvio, ma soprattutto perché oggi come ieri,tutto parla di vino ed è coinvolto nella sua produzione: dalle viuzze alle chiese sconsacrate,dagli abitanti del posto all'incredibile "vinodotto" sotterraneo. Eccola la grande opera della famiglia Mascheroni Stianti, capace di una simile impresa in una zona fascinosa e un po' al limite per il Chianti Classico, con vigne che toccano i 500 metri di altitudine. i vini sono impeccabili, di un livello assoluto, figli di tecniche moderne e del loro incantevole contesto. Tre etichette su tutte. Il Puro'06, sangiovese in purezza è un grande vinooltre a essere un importante progetto di charity i cui proventi andranno interamente a finanziare Save the Children. tre Bicchieri. Splendido il balifico'06, sangioveto e cabernet di straordinaria ampiezza aromatica, carnoso al palato ma anche ricco di contrasti, note speziate e lievi cenni erbacei, capace d'incrociare a meraviglia dolcezza e acidità. Sulla stesso livello il Chianti classico Riserva'06, vino autentico e di grande sapore. Niente male l'altra Riserva'06, il Coltassala, più maturo e rotondo.
di Direttore responsabile Daniele Cernilli
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Bibenda - 02/12/2009

  
Duemilavini 2010

Balifico 2006 - 5 grappoli; Chianti Classico Coltassala Riserva 2006 - 4 grappoli; Chianti Classico Riserva Il Puro 2006 - 4 grappoli; Vin santo del Chianti Classico 2003 - 4 grappoli; Chianti Classico Riserva 2006 - 4 grappoli; Chianti Classico 2007 - 3

di Associazione italiana Sommelier
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Snooth - 01/12/2009


Tasting Wines in Chianti Classico
Volpaia is a fantastically preserved and renovated Italian village of medieval origins. The Stianti family, owners of Castello di Volpaia, have painstakingly restored much of the village and converted it to their winery while preserving all the architectural details and appearances that takes one back to a simpler way of life. continue:

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di Gregory Dal Piaz




Gentlman - 01/12/2009


La Top 2010 dei vini rossi
Come ogni anno la super Guida di Gentleman
di Cesare Pillon
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Gola Gioconda - 01/12/2009

  
Speciale
Castello di Volpaia Balifico - Toscana Igt 2006
di Gola Gioconda
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The finest wine of Tuscany and central Italy - 01/12/2009

  
Castello di Volpaia
Volpaia is one of the leaders of Tucan wine rinascimento, and much work has gone into making this one of the showpiece estates of modern Tuscany
di Nicolas Belfrage MW
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Corriere Fiorentino - 19/11/2009


Carnet
Volpaia for Save the Children
di Corriere Fiorentino




Class - 18/11/2009

  
Miracolo! Il vino diventa acqua
Un Grande Chianti in vendita per incentivare la costruzione di pozzi in Etiopia. Così Castello di Volpaia sostiene Save the Children
di Carlo Visconti
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News Day - 17/11/2009

  
Bay Shore: Piedmontese truffle blow-out


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di Erica Marcus




Daily Net - 12/11/2009


Il Puro, vendita online
Vini di Castello di Volpia - Progetto a sostegno di Save the Children
di Daily Net
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Italia Oggi - 11/11/2009


Rosso Volpaia per Save the Children
Nasce Il Puro
di Italia Oggi
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Corriere della Sera - Milano - 11/11/2009


Vino benefico
La casa vinicola Volpaia promuove una vendita di 1.483 bottiglie di vino unico per Save the Children.
di Appuntamenti




LuxGallery - 11/11/2009


Casa vinicola Volpaia per Save the Children


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di LuxGallery




Finanza e mercati - 10/11/2009


Se il vino è a impatto zero
di Finanzi e mercati
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Pubblico Today - 10/11/2009


Volpaia e Save the Children
"La casa vinicola Volpaia offre le bottiglie di vino Il Puro per una raccolta di fondi a supporto di Save the Children.Galleria Project B, via Borgonuovo 3, Milano ore 19,00."
di Pubblico today
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Capital - 01/11/2009

  
Buono e Puro
Un vino unico, un investimento sicuro e una buona azione
di Capital
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Castello di Volpaia - 31/10/2009


Castello di Volpaia video: watch now on You Tube
Nicolo Mascheroni Stianti of Castello di Volpaia in Chianti Classico talks about his family's organic vineyards and winery, located in and surrounding the historic, walled village of Volpaia in Tuscany.

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di Nicolò Stianti Mascheroni




Label World - 12/10/2009


Label Story
Ideata dall’agenzia Lumen, l’etichetta del vino Maremma Toscana Igt Vermentino Prelius 2008 si è aggiudicata il premio “Etichetta d’oro 2009” nella categoria “Confezioni di vini bianchi tranquilli a denominazione di origine e a indicazione geografica” nell’ambito del concorso International Packaging Competition organizzato da Vinitaly.
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Patrimoni - 11/10/2009


Gli acquisti che durano nel tempo
Una bottiglia di Puro per Save the Children
di Le scelte di Patrimoni
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Wine Spectator - 30/09/2009


James Suckling's comments on the 2006 Chianti Classico Riservas
"I especially like the 2006 riservas. Some producers obviously take the riserva category seriously, bottling a selection of their best wines or focusing on a top vineyard and then aging the wine an extra year before release. Here are just a few of the 2006 Chianti Classico riservas to look for: the Castello di Querceto Il Picchio (94, $55), the Casaloste Don Vincenzo (93, $70), the Casalvento (93, $29), the Castello di Bossi Berardo (93, $41), the Castello di Volpaia Coltassala (93, $54) and the Viticcio (93, $32)."
di James Suckling




Wine Spectator INSIDER - 27/09/2009

  
Il Puro - Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

93 Points

Offers fabulous aromas of crushed blackberry, with mineral and hints of vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins and gorgeous dark fruits, spices and hints of wet earth and blueberry. Best after 2009.
di James Suckling
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Wine Spectator INSIDER - 27/09/2009

  
Coltassala - Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

93 Points

Sweet blackberry and plum aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and lots of fruit. Long and velvety. Concentrated yet balanced. Chewy. A little bottle age will put this in the heavens. Best after 2010.—J.S.
di Marvin R. Shanken
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Wine Surf - 25/09/2009

  
Balifico 2006

3 stars



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Wine Surf - 24/09/2009

  
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

3 stars



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Wine Surf - 22/09/2009

  
Chianti Classico 2007

3 stars



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Italia a tavola - 04/09/2009


Enonews: premio speciale immagine coordinata
Etichetta d'oro: igt toscana vermentino prelius 2008
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Le blog de Serge Kaganski - 30/08/2009



Ou encore le sublime Volpaia, son château, ses ruelles, son auberge centenaire (tenue par la maîtresse femme Carla Barucci)surplombant les collines où l’on peut déguster une assiette de pâtes aux truffes pour 10 €. Ajouter un lapin aux truffes, un ou deux verres de chianti riserva, le crépuscule tombant sur cette terre bénie, et pour 20 €, vous atteignez le nirvana.



di Serge Kaganski




Wine Spectator - 12/08/2009


Wine Spectator insider

Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2006 - 93 punti - Chianti Classico Riserva Il Puro 93 punti

Chianti classico Coltassala Riserva 2006 – 93 points
Sweet blackberry and plum aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and lots of fruit. Long and velvety. Concentrated yet balance. Chewy. A little bottle age will put this in the heavens.
Chianti Classico Il Puro Riserva 2006 - 93 points
Offers fabulous aromas of crushed blackberry, with mineral and hints of vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins and gorgeous dark fruits, spices and hints of wet earth and blueberry.
di James Suckling
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Cuore di Vino - 08/08/2009

  
Enrica Bortolazzi, Giuliana Zaglio, Carlo Mari
di Grandi Firme dell'arte vitivinicola italiana si raccontano
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Wino Magazyn - 04/08/2009

  
Chianti
Castello di Volpaia: owoc z gòr
di Wino Magazyn
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Case & Country - 01/07/2009


Maestri d'etichetta
Castello di Volpaia
di Daniele Cernilli
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North Texas e-news - 29/06/2009

  
Take a trip around the world with Five Sixty’s wine selection
"... To accompany one of Five Sixty’s sensational desserts, such as the Baked Alaska with toasted meringue, ginger ice cream and huckleberry sauce and the Banana Cream Pie with bittersweet chocolate sorbet, enjoy a glass of 2000 Malvasia/Trebbiano "Vin Santo", Volpaia ..."







enopress.it - 09/06/2009


Radda nel Bicchiere 2009


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North Shore Magazine - 05/05/2009

  
Dungeons and Trebbianos
F ifty-two people, four churches, no priests. And the niftiest winery you've ever seen. Welcome to Volpaia. Nifty? OK, medieval nifty, as in a winery that's cleverly built into, around, among, and through a tiny Tuscan hill town (a hamlet, really) that dates from the 11th century. It's spitting distance to Radda in Chianti, 25 miles from Siena and 35 from Florence, and its historic purpose was to fend off attacks from the Florentines. Its purpose today is to demonstrate how much better it is than where you live. Castello di Volpaia harvests Sangiovese, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay (this is not your grandfather's Chianti) from vineyards surrounding Volpaia, vinifies them in buildings hundreds of years old around the Piazza 23 Novembre, and ages them in labyrinthine cellars underneath a couple of those priestless churches - which is also the Lord's work. For you authenticity fans, you can finally climb up the steep stairs to a vin santaia, an attic where Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes hang on long chains from the rafters, like hams, drying out for months at a time before being turned into the most sacred sweet wine, vin santo. And then you can go make lunch. The other nifty part about the winery (and olive oil producer) is that it's also a cooking school run by owner Giovannella ("call me Jo" ) Stianti Mascheroni. It's a very small cooking school, and yes, you can sign on for just one meal. I didn't enroll for class, but I did stay to eat Jo's Pasta Norma and her veal braised in milk and carrots. And drank her bright Chianti Classico, a food-affectionate, acid-rich sweetheart. For dessert, I nominated her for sainthood.
di Terry Sullivan




Taste Vin - 01/05/2009


Elenco vincitori concorso internazionale di packaging
Etichetta d'oro: Maremma toscana igt vermentino Prelius 2008
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Kronen Zeitung - 26/04/2009

  
Heimspiel fur Italo-Wein
di Thomas Bauer
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Il Mio Vino - 24/04/2009

  
La Guida Mercato - Vini che meritano di essere comprati

7,8/10

Lo scopo di questa rubrica del "Il Mio Vino" è di aiutare a variare la carta dei vini per stuzzicare la fantasia dei clienti e mantenere sempre vivo l'interesse verso il ristorante. In questa sezione troviamo alcuni fra i migliori vini italiani, a volte poco conosciuti, ma comunque sempre in grado di garantire un ottimo rapporto tra prezzo e qualità. Tutti i vini pubblicati in questa sezione e in tutta la rivista sono stati degustati e valutati dalla nostra squadra di esperti. Ogni mese presentiamo vini nuovi anche se a volte i produttori possono essere gli stessi.
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Daily Media - 08/04/2009


Agenzie- il Vinitaly di Verona premia l'opera di Lumen
Premio immagine coordinata per il 2009
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Wein Gourmet - 01/04/2009

  
Besserer als icr ruf
di Ulrich Sautter
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Examiner.com - 31/03/2009

  
Castello Di Volpaia Vin Santo, 2000
"Coppery and fully into it’s own, this caramel-touched, amber-colored, oxidized, rummy and raisiny vin pretto settles into a final course with holy confidence. Lots of orange peel and hazelnut, this Trebbiano and Malvasia wine is the other side of the red Chianti coin."

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di Chris Kassel




Winnipeg Sun - 29/03/2009


Under our Tuscan sun
"... On our last full day in Tuscany we venture out to discover Volpaia, a tiny hamlet up in the hills behind Radda. After thinking we've taken the wrong turn we end up on the correct route -- yet another narrow, winding road to the village. Volpaia is like most towns in Tuscany, you will see your destination long before you reach it. Most towns are perched high on hills. This was done in order to protect them from rival neighbouring towns centuries ago.

Volpaia proves to be a most interesting stop. We enjoy a cappuccino in the small town square before venturing out to walk the narrow cobblestone streets. We pick up some locally made wine and vinegars before stopping for lunch at one of the two restaurants. Our view is again spectacular and the food equally good.

Most restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining and we choose outdoor as often as we can. The food in Tuscany is everything I thought it would be. Every restaurant offers a wide selection of fresh pasta plus different meats. Pork, wild boar and rabbit appear quite often on the menus, roasted or in stews. The wine menus are extensive, highlighting the Classico Chianti, for which the region is famous. We take every opportunity to sample the local favourites either on our plates or in our glasses. ..."

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di SANDY EHRICH




guardian.co.uk - The Observer - 29/03/2009

  
A slow travellers' guide to Italy
"Most guests arrive in a state of shock, admit Guido and Martina. The postal address suggests this place is on the Tuscan tourist trail; the reality is glorious isolation. But the Bevilacquas' skills as hosts soothe the most ruffled feathers, and the astonishing panorama of Chianti and the medieval village of Volpaia does the rest. "We give guests an 'unplugged' experience without letting them feel abandoned," says Martina. "We look after them, make them drinks, cook for them, help them make plans. We know when to leave people alone and when to join in." Guido and Martina found the old farm 12 years ago after it had been abandoned for 40 years. "It was a classic story: farmhouse left to rot, trees growing inside, land overgrown," says Martina.

The couple are supporters of the Slow Food Movement. Says Guido: "We are surrounded by 300 hectares of some of the best organic vineyards, olive groves and honey. We take a lot of care choosing our suppliers and, thank God, here it is still possible to find small artisan producers."

Martina, who does most of the cooking, prepares what is seasonal and good. "I prepare only one thing each night, just as you would at home. Sometimes we eat beautifully but simply; sometimes dinner is elaborate. I imagined when we moved here that we would find a local lady from the village to cook for us. She never materialised and now I do it all and I love it."

They are a dynamic pair, full of vigour and life, and they have created a memorable place to stay. The beautiful pool vies for attention with the heart- stopping view, there are a library/bar, fine antiques, lovely art, whitewashed rafters soaring over pretty beds and terraces upon which Guido alights with glasses of wine, maybe a grappa, or a restorative coffee. They are vigilant guardians of the landscape and of local traditions. They richly deserve all the good company that is lured to La Locanda.

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Italia Oggi - 21/03/2009


Packaging da premio
Premio speciale immagine coordinata
di Andrea Settefonto
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Reflections on wine - Blog - 17/03/2009

  
Prelius - The new Maremma property of the Mascheroni Stianti's family
"... This post is about a new estate called Prelius in the Maremma district of Tuscany. Located near the popular seaside town of Castiglione della Pescaia, the estate is owned by Giovanella Stianti, the dynamic owner of Castello di Volpaia, one of Chianti Classico’s great estates. ..."

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di Tom Hyland




Marnie Old - 10/03/2009

  
2004 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva
The 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva (100% Sangiovese) presents black cherries, fume as well as earthiness upon the round, not overly tannic-textured frame, with the absolute personality, glorious length as well as excellent tannins. It outlayed dual years in the multiple of Slavonian ash casks as well as not as big French ash barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.
di Marnie




eRobertParker.com - 10/03/2009

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2004 - Wine of the Day

89 points

“The 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva (100% Sangiovese) presents black cherries, smoke and earthiness on a round, soft-textured frame, with a powerful personality, excellent length and fine tannins. It spent two years in a combination of Slavonian oak casks and smaller French oak barrels.”
di Robert Parker
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Wine Spectator - 28/02/2009

  
Editor's Pick - Italy
"I am also excited to taste and buy some 2006 Chianti Classico Riservas that will be on the market this year. I am sure that my favorite producers, such as ... Castello di Volpaia ... are going to release some excellent wines; ..." Page 68. Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 2009 issue.
di James Suckling
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Eno WorldWine - 24/02/2009


Award of Excellence

5 stelle

Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2006
di Eckhard Supp
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Vino Wire - 23/02/2009

  
Dispatch from Chianti 2007: the news is good and bad
... Thankfully, enough producers did make excellent wines. Among the best are Querciabella, which has a wonderful elegance throughout and the delicious Castello di Volpaia, with unusual strawberry fruit and gentle tannins. Both wines should drink well for 5-7 years.

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di Tom Hyland




i-winereview.com - 23/02/2009

  
COLTASSALA 2005 - Chianti Classico Riserva

92 Points

"A dark ruby 95% Sangiovese, 5% Mammolo blend from the low yielding (1.8 tons/acre) single vineyard Coltassala, located at 1450 feet above sea level. Aged about 18 months in small French barriques, it shows a beautiful, perfumed bouquet of blackberry jam and smoky oak and a very fruity attack of concentrated blackberry fruit. Finishes long and lovely with purity of fruit and good acidity. An exceptional wine from an exceptional locale!"
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i-winereview.com - 23/02/2009

  
Balifico 2005 - IGT Toscana

91 Points

The 2005 Balifico is an opaque ruby blend of 2/3 Sangiovese, 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak barriques for 18 months. It exhibits effusive scents of smoky oak, cassis and earth and a layered palate of sweet, concentrated fruit. Finishes with gripping, sweet tannins."
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Kronstams Viner - 22/02/2009


Viner i bestallningssortimentet
Castello di Volpaia - Balifico 2005
di Kronstams Viner
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Ci. Vin - 02/02/2009

  
500 Vini centro Italia 2009
di Gigi Brozzoni
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Premiata Salumeria Italiana - 01/02/2009


I Di... vini del marciapiede
di Angleo Valentini
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Mondo 53 - 26/01/2009

  
Barolo 2004/Barbaresco 2005/Chianti Classico/ Australien
Chianti Classico 2006: 83; Chianti Classico Riserva 2005: 86; Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2005: 89; Balifico 2005: 89
di mondo Heidelberg
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Veronelli Editore - 26/01/2009

  
I Vini di Veronelli per spendere bene
Chianti Classico 2006: 88; Chianti Classico Riserva 2005: 91; Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2005: 92
di Veronelli Editore
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Snooth.com - 20/01/2009

  
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2004

91

100% Sangiovese While needing a bit of time to get going this has classic notes of tobacco, leather and limestone on the nose. There is a nuance of vanilla and lovely grace notes of smoke and slightly herbaceous/herbal sod. This offers up a wonderfully feminine and firmly mid-bodied feel with fine acidity and rich flavors of leather, red currants, a touch of rust, and limestone with nice richness on the back end and solid length. Over the course of the evening this puts on weight and the fruit darkens but never becomes too heavy. Very fine, balanced Chianti that is sure to please. read more on Snooth.com
a few from Castello di Volpaia on Snooth.com

di Gregory dal Piaz




Winespectator.com - Forum - 16/01/2009

  
2001 Coltassala Chianti Classico Riserva
Made with Sangioveto and Mammolo grapes, the aromas are of mocha and spice with some great fruit on the palate which gives rise to an extended finish.
di mareff




Todd B. Alexander's Italian Wine Report - 10/01/2009

  
Castello di Volpaia Coltassala Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

93 points - TOP 25

Extroverted but contained nose of whole plum, hickory, and dried cherries enveloped the nose but the palate is unmercifully attacked by velvety tannins and mature but not under ripe red fruit that is relentless in its pursuit of the sweet spot of your palate. This is serious chianti classico; as good as it gets, and should serve as an example of what the region is capable of producing with its own local varietals. A perfect nervous system will insure that it will improve thru 2014. Outstanding wine and sublime example of sangiovese! Drink thru 2015. read more
di Todd B. Alexander




Wine Spectator - Forum - 07/01/2009

  
Balifico '97
1997 Volpaia, Balifico: Medium-dark ruby/purple, with good tint to the tears. Spicy nose of blackberries and cherries -- later (ca. 2hrs. in and open bottle) added a rosey floral element. Moderately full-bodied, well-balanced flavors of focused black cherry, black currant, and a very mild peppery, spicy finish with relatively firm tannins. Still evolving, not at its peak yet, but certainly enjoyable now. More than held its own with a Black Angus Tenderloin steak (Baci Trattoria in SLC). WS gave this wine a 94, which to me means just a step off classic quality. It did not seem quite that close to a classic super Tuscan to me. My score: 92. Will wait a year for another taste of this vintage.
di Stickman




Bibenda Editore - 01/01/2009

  
Duemilavini 2009
Balifico 2005: 4 grappoli; Vin Santo del Chianti 2001: 4 grappoli; Chianti Classico Coltassala Riserva 2005: 4 grappoli; Chianti Classico Riserva 2005: 4 grappoli; Chianti Classico 2006: 3 grappoli; Bianco di Volpaia 2006: 3 grappoli.
di Associazione Italiana Sommelier
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LM - 01/01/2009

  
Annuario dei migliori vini d'Italia 2009

Balifico 2005: 86; Coltassala 2005: 84; Vin Santo del Chianti 2001: 84; Chianti Classico Riserva 2005: 83; Chianti Classico 2006: 80; Bianco di Volpaia 2007: 79.

Rossi di gran polpa e spessore ed un Bianco di Volpaia 2007 di risoluta, alta definizione. Profumi che illustrano le virtù enologiche di questo produttore. Quelle viticole, il rigore e la concentrazione estrattive sono evidenti e tangibili sin dal colore dei rossi. Potenza di spezie glicerinosa quella del Chianti Classico Riserva 2005. Ciliegia nera di tannicità carnosa dal poderoso Coltassala 2005. Uvosità di suadenza squisita dal Vinsanto del Chianti Classico 2001. Il migliore del tasting il Balifico 2005: qui alla massa s'aggiunge il nitore, il vigore, il turgore del ribes nero, vanigliato e possente suo frutto signore.
di Luca Maroni
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Firenze Straordinaria - 01/01/2009

  
Castello di Volpaia: nell'incanto di un intatto borgo medioevale
Castello di Volpaia: nell'incanto di un intatto borgo medioevale
di edizioni dell'ambrosio
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Veronelli Editore - 01/01/2009

  
I Vini di Veronelli 2008
Chianti Classico 2006: 88; Chianti Classico Riserva 2004 e 2005: 91; Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2004 e 2005: 92; Vin santo del Chianti Classico 2001: 90; Balifico 2004 e 2005: 90; Bianco di Volpaia 2007: 85.
di Daniel Thomases
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L'Espresso - 01/01/2009

  
I Vini d'Italia 2009
Balifico 2005: 3 bottiglie; Chianti Classico 2006: 3 bottiglie; Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2005: 3 bottiglie; Chianti Classico Riserva 2005: 3 bottiglie; Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2001: 3 bottiglie.
di Le guide de L'Espresso
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Stephen Tanzer’s international wine cellar - 01/01/2009


Vermentino 2009

89 points

Pale yellow-straw color. Complex, fresh aromas of citrus, mirabelle and pineapple, lifted by fresh herbs. Broad and lush, but with lively acids framing the ripe citrus and white fruit flavors. Finishes bright and long, with hints of coconut and minerals. A serious, less herbal vermentino, with rather atypical creaminess and depth for the variety and a pretty saline nuance on the back end.




www.vinit.net - 29/12/2008

  
Castello di Volpaia
Il castello di Volpaia e' un borgo fortificato nei pressi di Siena dove Giovannella Stianti Mascheroni produce Chianti Classico anche in versione Riserva in una splendida fattoria. Visite al Castello su appuntamento. continua





VinoDuo - Blog - 14/12/2008

  
Balifico Magnifico
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and wondered how you would find that knockout wine you just had with dinner but had never heard of? You go to your local wine shop, and they don’t even have the label, much less, the wine you’re looking for. Well, during our gallivanting through the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival (ok, not quite a restaurant) Gary was invited into the booth of the Wilson Daniels wine distributors, where he was introduced to a number of wonderful, unknown (to him) wines. When we wrote our review of the Festival, we discussed the Coltasalla from Fattoria Castello di Volpaia (Sangioveto and Mammolo grapes) and raved about the quality and non-stop finish on this outstanding Tuscan red. Read more
di Gary




Decanter - 17/11/2008


The heights of Chianti Classico


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di Steven Spurrier




La Repubblica - Firenze - 09/11/2008


Mangiate di più spenderete di meno
di Ciro De Cecco
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Il Tirreno- Nazionale - 04/11/2008

  
Il Chianti Classico celebrato dalle guide 32 etichette al Top
Chianti Classico Riserva 2005, Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2005
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Il Corriere di Siena - 30/10/2008


Gallo nero, ecco i vini più buoni
di Andrea Cappelli
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Il Nuovo Corriere di Firenze- Prato - Versilia - 30/10/2008


Tutti i premi del Gallo nero
di Il Nuovo Corriere
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Snooth.com - 21/10/2008

  
Castello di Volpaia Balifico Toscana IGT 2005

90 points

One-third Cabernet Sauvignon, two thirds Sangiovese di Volpaia, a clone from the property. This offers up the classic scents of these Sangiovese/Cab blends yet even at this relatively high percentage of Cabernet it does not dominate the nose. There are balanced notes of leathery fruit and cool, crisp Cabernet notes with a gentle edge of tomato leaf. Gaining a bit more depth with air the lightly smoky, spicy chili notes of Cabernet become more assertive yet in the mouth the feel is that of the austere and sapid Sangiovese but with the deep black currant fruit of Cabernet augmenting the cherry tones read more...of the Sangiovese well. This retains juicy acids and has good length in a rounder and fruitier style than the other wines. Definitely a crowd-pleaser and while perhaps as complex as the other Castello di Volpaia wines this is a bit on the smooth and polished side.

read more on Snooth.com
a few from Castello di Volpaia on Snooth.com

di Gregory dal Piaz




Snooth.com - 21/10/2008

  
Castello di Volpaia Colassala 2005

93 points

Produced from 95% Sangiovese and 5% mammolo. In contrast to the open and giving 2004 CCR this bottle opens very slowly with intriguing notes of vanilla tinged jammy blackberry fruit that is framed with gentle toast notes and a very fine mineral vein that grows in intensity. After about an hour this really blossoms with fine perfumed scents of violets, hot beach sand, hot iron, subtle cinnamon and a light top note of fine cigar smoke. In the mouth this will appeal to those who prefer balance and precision over power and weight. Opening with great cut, this it tight and almost tough with emerging notes read more...of oyster shell and very small red currant fruit but the balance and definition are wonderful and the sapidity and austerity of the wine keep one coming back again and again. With time the wine fills out a touch and gains a sneaky length as the tight core of fruit turns towards blackberry and ends with a subtle mint tinged hard candy note.

read more on Snooth.com
a few from Castello di Volpaia on Snooth.com

di Gregory dal Piaz




Snooth.com - 21/10/2008

  
A few from Castello di Volpaia
I had dinner last night with young Nicolo Mascheroni Stianti; currently working the US markets trying to get the word out about his families wines. We shared bottles of Castello di Volpaia wines and they all gave very solid showings running the gamut from classic to modern but each speaking with a clear voice, relaying it’s Tuscan origins! The Stianti family owns the majority of the 12th century village from which the winery takes it’s name. Volpaia is a preserved hilltop town harkening back to more peaceful times. An unusual fact about the label of the Castello di Volpaia is that the crest on the label, a drawing of a fox climbing a hill, refers not to some regal family association but rather to the simple origin of the village’s name. Volpaia refers to a fox’s lair and rests on the crest of a small hill,: the inspiration for the simple crest!

Behind the restored facades of these medieval homes and deconsecrated churches lies a complex warren-like wine cellar and olive press all interconnected via a network of stainless steel pipes. The village itself has been converted into the winery and thus it is easy to pass through town thinking one has missed the winery. As cagy, and respectful of the land as that may be don’t be fooled into thinking that the village itself isn’t still a vibrant community It is in fact a growing rural, agricultural community, home to some 50 plus people who form the core of the staff of Castello di Volpaia. This village of people tends to every aspect of the winemaking process, which includes the organic farming of all the vineyards and olive groves, to the manual harvest, and even the production of honey and vinegar.

The wines are made with a combination of modern and traditional techniques; the reds under-go a cold soak to extract the maximum pigment and polyphenols from the skins but undergo a fermentation with natural yeast, for example. In an effort to retain the genetic diversity of the vineyards and avoid reliance on only one or two clones of the vine, the Stianti family cultivate a plot of library vines from which stock is taken to replant the vineyards as needed. There is even a small plot of pre-phyloxera vines here, which have survived due to the sandy soil and high elevation of the vines.

Barrel ageing is undertaken in a blend of large French and Slavonian wood and French barriques, the overwhelming majority of which are neutral. The style of the Volpaia wines is really dictated by the slopes that are home to the vines. Sitting at elevations of approximately 1500 feet above see level, and in the cool Radda zone of Chianti, the grapes here have to struggle to fully ripen and the wines will never have the power and richness of those from warmer climes. What they do have however is balance, transparency, fine acidity and the minerality of their limestone rich soils.

Sangiovese and many Tuscan wines based on Sangiovese are a tricky subject. They are inherently wines for food and they rely on their ability to work with food and their gentle and slightly rustic grace to distinguish themselves. Many examples have been produced over the past two decades where this grace is replaced with incongruous power and blends have come to market where foreign grapes mask the delicacy of the indigenous Sangiovese. It is a delicate balance, but the Stianti family, who have owned Volpaia for over 150 years, are cognizant of the limits one can expect from this fine terroir and have chosen to walk the path of tradition and allow the wines to express only what the grapes can offer, nothing more but nothing less. It is true that these wines may exhibit a bit of obvious wood in their youth but this tends to be quickly absorbed and does not interfere with the fine aromatic expression these wines are capable of.

read the article on Snooth.com

di Gregory dal Piaz




Wine Surf - 15/10/2008

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

3 stars



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Sommelier toscana - 01/10/2008

  
Top ten

3,5 Taste vin

Chianti Classico Coltassala Riserva 2004
di Commissione di assaggio Ais Toscana
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La Repubblica – Ed. Firenze - 25/09/2008


Oltrarno, tre giorni con il vino in piazza
Castello di Volpaia al “Flornce wine event”. Tre giorni di degustazione in Piazza Pitti e Piazza Santo Spirito
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Decanter - 01/09/2008

  
Fortissimo
With sell-out master-classes, a host of Italy’s leading wine experts in attendance and a Grand Tasting of the country’s finest wines, this year’s Decanter’s great Italian fine wine encounter was our best yet.
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Class - 01/09/2008

  
L'Italia da Bere
I 100 migliori vini d'Italia: al 29 posto Chianti Classico Coltassala Riserva 2004. Dallo stesso articolo: "Le donne stanno cambiando il modo di fare il vino grazie alla loro raffinata sensibilità... come non riconoscere nel Chianti Classico di Castello di Volpaia la grazia e l'eleganza della patronne Giovannella Stianti Mascheroni?"
di Francesco Arrigoni
Allegati:   allegato 2       allegato 1    




Decanter - 19/08/2008


Tuscany's big threeTuscany's big three

Coltassala Chianti Classico Riserva 2005 ★★★★★ - Chianti Classico 2006 ★★★★ - Chianti Classico Riserva 2005 ★★★★



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di Tom Maresca




Case & Country – Tuscany - Class - 01/08/2008

  
Maestri d’etichetta
Dalle colline che circondano Firenze e Siena arrivano alcuni tra i vini più conosciuti del mondo. Ottimi rossi a base di uve sangiovese, senza dubbio, ma anche apprezzabilissimi bianchi freschi e profumati. Some of the most renowned wines in the world come from the hills surrounding Florence and Siena. Very good red wines from Sangiovese grapes, as well as excellent white wines, fresh and perfumed.
di Daniele Cernilli
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Pneumorama - 11/06/2008


Vino biologico o vino biodinamico?
Molti dei produttori biodinamic hanno delle derive utopistiche e ricercano affannosamente una nuova "arcadia" ideale ed impossibile!
di Sabdro Amaducci
Allegati:   Ritaglio Pneumorama    




Civiltà del bere - 01/06/2008


Corea del Sud tenetela d’occhio
Un mercato in grande sviluppo
di Emanuele Pellucci
Allegati:   copertina       allegato 4       allegato 3       allegato 2       allegato 1    




Kyle Phillips's Italian Wine Review - 29/05/2008


Notes from the 2008 Chianti Classico Anteprima
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG 2006
di Kyle Phillips
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Wine Surf - 25/05/2008

  
“Radda nel vigneto”. Non potete perdervelo!


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Wine Surf - 29/04/2008

  
Prima degustazione organizzata da Winesurf. Radda in Chianti, 1 giugno 2008.


read more





Focus News Network - 25/04/2008


Castello di Volpaia Riserva 2004
Allegati:   allegato 2       allegato 1    




Wine Enthusiast - 03/04/2008

  
Buying guide

90

Balifico 2003
di Monica Larner
Allegati:   allegato 2       allegato 1    




Maku - 02/04/2008

  
Arkea Toscanalaisella Viinitilalla
di Juomista Jaloimmat
Allegati:   allegato 3       allegato 2       allegato 1    




Cuisine et Vins - 01/04/2008

  
Le Chianti coeur del la Toscane viticole
Castello di Volpaia – Le village del Volpaia est presque entiérement dédié au domaine viticole. Deux des trois églises sont devenues lieu de stockage ou de conference. Giovannella, fille d’un imprimeur de Florence qui avait acquis le domaine, n a fait un haut lieu du turisme agricole italien. Avec ses enfants, Federica, Carlo et Nicolo, elle gére le domaine, le restaurant,l’école de cuisine, la boutique, les locations.
di Karine Valentin
Allegati:   allegato 2       allegato 1    




Decanter - 01/04/2008

  
Decanter panel tasting: Tuscan IGT 2004

15,33

Balifico 2004
Allegati:   allegato 2       alegato 1    




Wine & Spirit - 01/04/2008

  
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2004

94 Points

Allegati:   allegato 1    




Wine & Spirits - 01/04/2008

  
COLTASSALA Chianti Classico Riserva 2004

94 points

The vines at Coltassala-all sangiovese and mammolo-are planted at both southeast and southwest exposures around a hillside that rises to nearly 1,700 feet. Volpaia has made Coltassala since 1980, and this year's bottling shows the degree to which sangiovese from the scrubland hills between Florence and Siena can achieve rustic nobility. The wine feels shy when first poured, gradually revealing scents of dried roses and rosemary along with dark, plummy fruit. As time passes, it becomes more floral, the strong tannins providing firm structure and savory length. Completely satisfying, cellar this for five to eight years or decant it for grilled ribeye.




La Guida delle guide - 01/03/2008

  
Top 100

9,5

Nei Top 100 con la 29° posizione del Coltassala 2004
di Class
Allegati:   allegato 2       allegato 1    




Gola Gioconda - 01/03/2008

  
Degustati per Voi
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2005
Allegati:   allegato    




NatDecants - http://www.nataliemaclean.com - 16/02/2008

  
Wine Picks February 16, 2008 - Chianti Classico 2005

90/100

2005 Giovannella Stianti Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico D.O.C.G., Italy – Tuscany: VC: This blend of 90% Sangioveto, 10% Merlot and Syrah is fresh and aromatic with raspberry and strawberry dominating. A delicious Chianti that is ideal for enjoyment over the next half decade. My note: A delicious red wine with notes of mocha, coffee and black plums. Pair with: grilled lamb, lamb chops. 953828 13% XD 750 mL $22.45 Score: 90/100. read more
di Natalie MacLean




Bibenda - 01/02/2008

  
Riccardo Cotarella Enologo – I suoi vini

2004 Balifico 87 punti, 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva 85 punti

di Lorenzo Costantini, Luca Grippo
Allegati:   allegato 2       allegato 1    




dallasfood.org - 14/01/2008


Italian Winemakers in Town at Jimmy's
The folks in this forum are the last ones who need to be told what a resource for Italian food and wine Jimmy's is ('scuse my dangling participle, I went to a cheap skool). However, you might like to know about a three shot fusilade of wine dinners they have at the end of this month at which the winemakers will attend. These are likely to sell out within hours. Dinner #1 - January 30th Region: Tuscany, Winery: Volpaia Winemaker Nicolo Mascheroni Stianti Nicolo was born in Florence and went to high school and college in Boston. He returned to Italy to earn his degree from Bocconi University in Milan in 1998. After working for some of the top companies in Italy he came back to the family business at Volpaia. In time Nicolo will assume leadership of Volpaio. We will be tasting 6 wines and I will prepare a 4-course Tuscan sytle dinner. Dinner #1 - The Tuscany/Volpaia - Wine Dinner Wednesday, January 30th 7:00 p.m. - Check in 6:30 p.m. rsvp to: paul@jimmysfoodstore.com
di Worzel_Gummidge




LM - 03/01/2008

  
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2008:
Rossi sempre di gran polpa dal Castello di Volpaia. La potenza olfattiva del Chianti Classico Riserva 2004, la più turgida freschezza del Chianti Classico 2005, la vivida tannicità carnosa del Coltassala 2004. Quindi il Balifico 2004: il più virtuoso e riuscito, campione da Annuario dei Migliori vista la nitidezza enologica di trasformazione che dolce, vivida rende l'incisività della sua poderosa composta di prugna speziata. Complimenti.
di Luca Maroni




WDO Ltd Edition - 01/01/2008

  
Certified Organically Grown
In September 2000, we started the conversion to organic farming at castello di Volpaia, as prescribed bi EU directive 2092/91. The conversion consists in applying all that is mandated in the directive, after witch could declare that our products come from prganic agriculture.
di Nicolò Stianti Mascheroni
Allegati:   allegato 1    




WDO Ltd Edition - 01/01/2008


Castello di Volpaia Certified Organically Grown
Castello di Volpaia Certified Organically Grown
di Nicolò Stianti Mascheroni
Allegati:   allegato 2       allegato 1    




LM - 03/12/2007

  
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2007:
Continua a crescere in concentrazione il bicchiere di Castello di Volpaia. Vini davvero nerastri e fittissimi in tannino, dal sapore di possente stuttura. Sentito anche l'apporto delle spezie, con il Coltassala 2003 che si conferma maestoso campione da Annuario dei Migliori. Si rinforzi il turgore, s'arrotondi morbidamente il sapore, e qui esploderà dolce la mora. Eccezionale in pastosa dolcezza il Vinsanto del Chianti Classico 1999, d'opulenza e uvosità da non mancare.
di Luca Maroni




Anywhere - 01/12/2007

  
Discover Eataly View & Wine
Allegati:   allegato 11       allegato 5       allegato 16       allegato 15       allegato 14       allegato 13       allegato 12       allagato 10       allegato 9       allegato 8       allegato 7       allegato 6       allegato 1       allegato 4       allegato 3       allegato 2    




Wein Gourmet - 28/11/2007


Chianti Classico Riserva 2004

Top 22 Chianti Classico 2004

Allegati:   scheda    




Wein Gourmet - 28/11/2007


Chianti Classico 2004

Die besten roten Toskaner: 50 Insider-Tipps alle unter 20 euro

Allegati:   scheda    




Wein Gourmet - 28/11/2007


Coltassala 2004

Top 22 Chianti Classico 2004

Allegati:   scheda    




Vini d'Italia 2008 - 15/11/2007


Coltassala 2004

Tre Bicchieri

Allegati:   scheda    




I Vini di Veronelli 2008 Guida Oro - 10/11/2007

  
Coltassala 2003 e 2004

93 punti

Allegati:   Coltassala    




I Vini di Veronelli 2008 Guida Oro - 10/11/2007

  
Balifico 2003 e 2004

92 punti

Allegati:   Balifico    




Wine & Spirits - 05/11/2007


Chianti Classico Riserva 2004

93 points

Allegati:   2007 winery of the year    




Wine & Spirits - 05/11/2007


Chianti Classico 2004

92 points

Allegati:   2007 winery of the year    




The Wine News - 30/10/2007


Balifico 2004

94 points "Publisher's pick"

Allegati:   Balifico 2004    




The Wine News - 30/10/2007


Coltassala 2004

91 points

Allegati:   Coltassala 2004    




The Wine News - 30/10/2007


Chianti Classico 2004

90 points

Allegati:   Chianti Classico 2004    




Wine Spectator - 15/10/2007


Coltassala 2004

92 points

Allegati:   Coltassala 2004    




Wine Spectator - 15/10/2007


Coltassala 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva

92

Coltassala 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Wine & Spirit - 01/10/2007

  
Tuscan Reds

93

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2004
di Joshua Green
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Wine & Spirit - 01/10/2007


Best agriturismi in Chianti Classico
Best agriturismi in Chianti Classico: Castello di Volpaia
di Eric J. Lyman
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Wine & Spirits - 01/10/2007

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2004

93 points

Compressed into espresso scents and iron-hard tannins, this wine needs a day of air to show itself. The extract evolves into rich, sweet cherry flavor, and the tannins grow more classical, a peppery caress. Built to age for ten years or more, this requires hours in a decanter if you open it now. Grilled sausages pick up on the wine's complex tannin and bring out its compelling spice




Wine Surf - 26/09/2007

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2004

3 stars



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wine review online - 11/09/2007

  
An Original, Classic Chianti

91 points

Castello di Volpaia, Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany, Italy) 2004

read more

di Mary Ewing-Mulligan




Decanter - 21/08/2007


Chianti Classico Riserva 2004

Recommended Tuscan Wines - 4 stars

Allegati:   Chianti Classico Riserva 2004    




Decanter - 01/08/2007


Recommended Tuscan Wines

4 stelle

2004 Chianti Classico Riserva - Characteristic medium-bodied elegance of this high-altitude estate.
di Adn
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 29/06/2007

  
Castello Di Volpaia 2005 Chianti Classico

Rating 86 Points

"The estate's 2005 Chianti Classico is fresh and aromatic, with ripe red fruit and a pretty, accessible personality. Medium in body, it is a delicious Chianti Classico to drink now and over the next five years or so. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2012."




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 29/06/2007

  
Castello Di Volpaia 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva

Rating: 89 points

"The 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva presents black cherries, smoke and earthliness on a round, soft-textured frame, with a powerful personality, excellent length and fine tannins. It spent two years in a combination of Slavonian oak casks and smaller French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016."
Allegati:   Chianti Classico Riserva 2004    




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 29/06/2007

  
Castello Di Volpaia 2003 Chianti Classico Riserva

Rating: 90 points

"The 2003 Chianti Classico Riserva is fatter and ampler than the 2004 with a sweet, open nose followed by generous black cherry and toasted oak notes. It also shows better balance than its younger sibling as there is more plumpness and juiciness in the fruit to match the oak. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018."
Allegati:   Chianti Classico Riserva 2003    




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 29/06/2007

  
Castello Di Volpaia 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala

Rating: 90 Points

"The estate's 2004 Chianti Classico Coltassala, a single-vineyard blend of Sangiovese and Mammolo, spent 18 months in small French oak. It exhibits greater structure than the previous bottlings, with a deeply aromatic nose and smoke, tobacco, toasted oak and vibrant sweet dark fruit on a medium-bodied frame. It offers excellent length and a lingering note of sweetness from the oak on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019."
Allegati:   Coltassala 2004    




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 29/06/2007

  
Castello Di Volpaia 2004 Balifico

Rating: 91 Points

"The 2004 Balifico presents herbs, bell pepper, spiced black pepper, cassis and blackberries, with a lovely, expressive personality and finessed tannins on the finish. Although it is structured and full-bodied, owing to the relatively high attitude it remains somewhat linear in style. It will benefit from another year or two in bottle, after which it should drink well to age 15. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022."
Allegati:   Balifico 2004    




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 29/06/2007

  
Castello Di Volpaia 2003 Balifico

Rating: 90 Points

"The 2003 Balifico opens with a sweet, open nose followed by cinnamon, spice cake andripe black cherries, showing outstanding length on the palate. It is richer, riper and more full-bodied than the 2004, but its rougher tannins (typical of 2003) convey an impression of less elegance. Still, it is a very pretty wine. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018."
Allegati:   vinsanto 2000    




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 29/06/2007

  
Castello Di Volpaia 2000 Vin Santo

Rating: 90 Points

"The 2000 Vin Santo, a deep amber, presents slightly oxidized notes of honey, roasted nuts, toffee, dried roses and candied orange peel. Medium in body, it offers excellent length and a long, clean finish. It may not be the most complex sweet wine, but it will offer much pleasure now and over the next decade. Made from a blend of Trebbiano and Malvasia. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017."
Allegati:   vinsanto 2000    




Wine Advocate - 29/06/2007


Ratings
2004 Balifico - 91 2003 Chianti Classico Riserva - 90 2004 Colstassala Chianti Classico Riserva - 90 2003 Balifico - 90 2000 Vin Santo - 90 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva - 89
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Wine & Spirits - 01/04/2007

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 2003

92 points

A remarkably pretty 2003, this shows the heat of the vintage in a blast of tannic power, but what lasts is a clean note of violets and cherries. The tannins evolve with a day of air, the wine still a little brash but balanced. Decant it now for pasta with boar ragù, or let it mature for several years in the cellar.




Wine Spectator - 01/01/2007

  
Great Wine Values
Allegati:   pag 1    




АΛEФ - 01/01/2007


KATAJIΓ BИH
Allegati:   allegato 3       allegato 2       allegato 1    




Wine Spectator - 13/11/2006

  
Family Sunday Dinner
I had dinner with my father, stepmother and sister at her house in Ridgefield, Conn. My dad was visiting from San Diego, and he was really excited to try a couple of wines that he bought at the local wine shop, which apparently had “shelf talkers” with my scores attached to them. He bought a bottle of 2001 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva ($29) and 2000 Grand Corbin St.-Emilion ($25).

I joked with him, “I guess we will see if I know anything about wine!”

Anyway, I made dinner last night. We started with a light penne with sautéed prawns and zucchini and then oven-roasted halibut on a bed of asparagus and a creamy mushroom sauce. The two reds were delicious. My sister and father preferred the refined and fruity Chianti Classico while my stepmother and I preferred the Bordeaux. And they went just fine with the two dishes because they were balanced and not overly alcoholic, or overly anything for that matter!

My father was surprised how well the reds went with the fish. He’s a traditionalist and a long-time wine collector, and always thinks fish with white wines. But he enjoyed the reds.

Just as a sideline, I keep thinking about a bottle of 2004 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast I bought the other day in Palm Springs for dinner with my mother and stepfather. I paid 60 bucks, and the wine was very good, but nothing special. Give me the other two bottles and change I had with my father any night of the week!

I mentioned this to my father and he even said that he was surprised how good the Chianti Classico and St.-Emilion were, considering their prices. “What can you get from California that is outstanding quality for the same price?” he asked.

My father was making a gross generalization, of course. I have found many very good to outstanding California wines at that price, particularly Zins and Sauvignon Blancs. But I still feel slightly stung by that bottle of Merry Edwards ….

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di James Suckling




Wine behind the label - 01/10/2006

  
Wine behind the label 2006
di Philip Williamson & David Moore
Allegati:   pag 1    




Wall Street Journal Europe - 05/09/2006


A Super Tuscans Tour
"Visiting Vineyards that Help put the Region's Wines Back on the Map"
di Stephanie Gruner and Colin Hugh Buckley
Allegati:   articolo    




Wine Spectator - 29/08/2006

  
Tasting Highlights: Brunello Busters Attractive prices make the 2003 Chianti Classicos an appealing alternative to their more expensive cousins


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di James Suckling




Cucina & Vini - 12/07/2006

  
Fattoria Castello di Volpaia
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2       pag 3    




Case & Country - 11/07/2006

  
Maestri d'etichetta - Chianti
Vini rossi ricchi, potenti e molto longevi. Ma anche fini nervosi ed eleganti. La vasta zona del Chianti tra le province di Firenze e di Siena, produce vini importanti in continua evoluzione
di Daniele Cernilli
Allegati:   pag 1    




Class - 11/07/2006

  
C'è qualcosa di Trophime Bigot in un vino Coltassala
Come la verve del pittore barocco francese, anche Coltassala è sinonimo di senso della luce, ovvero d'innovazione e della migliore tradizione produttiva del Chianti Classico.
Allegati:   articolo    




The West Australian - 27/06/2006


Renaissance all over Chianti
Volpaia is not simply a beautiful old village for tourists to admire, it is a bustling centre.
di Alan Hill
Allegati:   articolo    




Aste & Vino - 27/06/2006


Sangiovese interesse in aumento
di Cesare Pillon
Allegati:   articolo    




Amnesty International - 27/06/2006


una buona ragione per peccare di gola
mercato enogastronomico, i Vini Dolci
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2    




Escape to Tuscany - 27/06/2006

  
Castello di Volpaia, a Winery in disguise
di Candice Gianetti
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2    




Il Cielo - 27/06/2006

  
Coltassala experience
Allegati:   articolo    




Japanese Guide - 27/06/2006

  
Castello di Volpaia
Allegati:   index       pag 0       pag 1       pag 2       pag 3       pag 4    




MF - Mercati Finanziari - 07/04/2006


Nasce il comitato Grandi Cru d'Italia
"Si chiama Comitato grandi crus d'Italia e nasce per rappresentare le aziende vinicole che gestiscono da almeno vent'anni singoli vigneti o complessi di vigneti italiani, produttori di vini di eccellenza, come tali riconosciuti dal mercato e dalla critica ."




ANSA - 06/04/2006


12 Companies Set Up Italy Wine Promotion Committee
"Twelve wine companies have established a new committee, Grandi Crus d'Italia, for promotion of Italian wines, it was reported on April 6, 2005."




LM - 03/01/2006

  
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2006:
Si conferma di rango superiore la proposta del Castello di Volpaia. Impreziosita quest'anno non tanto e non solo dalla fitta, viva polposità dei suoi rossi migliori, ma dalla cristallina nitidezza olfattiva della trasformazione enologica del Bianco Val d'Arbia 2004. Limpido ad ogni profumoso contatto. Allo stesso modo qualificante la concentrazione di frutto, potente e dolcissima del Vinsanto del Chianti Classico 1998, d'uvosità potente e squisita. Il Balifico 2003 è campione da Annuario dei Migliori: mai in passato così integro (nuovo e per pulizia suadente), il suo cassis mentosamente polposo.
di Luca Maroni




A Tavola - 01/01/2006


Grande Cucina
"Per ogni menù ecco il vino giusto"
di Claudia Compagni
Allegati:   articolo    




Case & Country - 01/01/2006

  
Lady Wine
"Eleganti ma sportive, imprenditrici ma senza rinunciare agli affetti, comunque tenaci e preparate. Ecco quattro donne che fanno grande l'enologia."
di Ambra Famiani
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2       pag 3    




Mitchell Beazley Wine Giudes - 01/01/2006

  
Wines of Italy
Castello di Volpaia
di Michéle Shah
Allegati:   allegato 1    




Class - 01/12/2005


La top dei top dei vini italiani

Rating: Top 100

Chi sale e chi scende. Le sorprese e le delusioni. Le conferme e le new entry
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2    




Wine Spectator - 20/10/2005

  
Wine Experience




Wine Spectator - 20/10/2005

  
New York Wine Experience 25th Anniversary
Allegati:   pag 1    




Corriere Vinicolo - 10/10/2005


Al World wine awards buone nuove per l'Italia

Rating: Gold medal - Regional trophy winner

di Franco Ziliani
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2    




Decanter - 02/10/2005

  
Decanter World Wine Awards

Rating: Tuscany - Regional Trophy Winner

Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2    




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 16/07/2005

  
Central Italy by Daniel Thomases

Rating: 92

Allegati:   pag 1    




Il Giornale - 25/04/2005


Il Castello di Volpaia è uno straordinario borgo rurale.
Il Castello di Volpaia è uno degli esempi meglio conservati e più affascinanti di borgo rurale, eredità di quello che fu un avamposto fortificato tra Firenze e Siena.
Allegati:   Il Giornale    




Vini d'Italia 2005 - 01/03/2005


Coltassala Chianti Classico Riserva 2001

Tre Bicchieri

Giovannella Stianti e il marito Carlo Mascheroni, dopo aver conquistato per la prima volta i Tre bicchieri lo scorso anno con il Balifico, si sono ripetuti quest'anno, con una splendida versione della Riserva Coltassala 2001. Il lavoro impostato insieme all'enologo consulente Riccardo Cotarella ha dato buoni frutti, testimoniati da un ottimo risultato d'insieme. Il vino premiato si presenta di un colre vivissimo, con note olfattive che ricordano il frutto di bosco concentrato, cenni speziati di vaniglia e sentori balsamici. In bocca l'ingresso è invitante con un corpo che si dimostra avvolgente, ben assestato, con una buona distribuzione tannica e una lunga persistenza gustativa.
di Gambero Rosso
Allegati:   diploma    




Decanter - 25/02/2005


Great Wine Route: Tuscany


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di Michèle Shah




Wine Spectator - 31/01/2005

  
Tuscany, in 2001 Sangiovese excelled

Recommended wines

di James Suckling
Allegati:   pag 1    




LM - 03/01/2005


Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2005:
Continua decisa la crescita qualitativa del bicchiere Castello di Volpaia. Impressiona la morbidezza, l'integrità ossidativa guadagnata in pochi anni da questi vini. Complimenti. Già ricco di frutto il Chianti Classico 2002, lo speziato Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 porge una ciliegia nera ancora più morbida e nitida. Di categoria superiore il nero, ricchissimo Coltassala 2001, con il Balifico 2001, un filo meno concentrato, ma più suadente e fragrante. Campione da Annuario dei Migliori di clorofillosa, viola souplesse.
di Luca Maroni




Decanter - 01/12/2004

  
Fine wine encounter

Rating: Recommended





Wine Spectator - 31/10/2004

  
Spectator Selections: Smart Buys

Rating: Outstanding well priced 2001

Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2       pag 3       pag 4       pag 5    




Wine Spectator - 15/10/2004

  
Volpaia Chianti Classico 2002

Rating: 85

Allegati:   pag 1    




Wine Spectator Weekly - 16/09/2004

  
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2001

Rating: 91 Outstanding

di Marvin R. Shanken
Allegati:   pag 1    




Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 26/04/2004

  
Central Italy by Daniel Thomases

Rating: 89

Allegati:   pag 1    




Wine International - 04/04/2004

  
Makers & shakers
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2    




Vini d'Italia 2004 - 01/03/2004


Castello di Volpaia, Balifico 2000

RATING: TRE BICCHIERI

“Il Balifico 2000 da sangiovese e cabernet sauvignon, si aggiudica il massimo riconoscimento con una performance di tutto rispetto: ampia gamma aromatica in cui la liquirizia e il caffè dominano, per poi approdare a frutti di bosco gradevoli. In bocca un corpo raffinato ed elegante si distende con regolarità, mostrando equilibrio e carattere, oltre un finale prolungato e di grande soddisfazione.”
di Gambero Rosso
Allegati:   diploma    




Wine Spectator - 15/01/2004

  
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2000

RATING: TOP 100 WINES

“Our editors select the most exciting wines of 2003.”
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2    




LM - 03/01/2004


Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2004:
Volpaia è bicchiere di gran concentrazione, di crescente integrità ossidativa (oramai nero-violaceo, non più aranciato neanche sul bordo il suo aspetto), di tannicità gustativa estrema. Quale fruttosità stupenda rivelerebbero questi vini ove meno sovra-estratti, è valore di là dal potersi provare, ma sempre si spera in una modulazione del loro gusto-aroma più sul morbido. Il campione infatti che più suadentemente si propone, per via della eccellente concentrazione, per via della sua favolosa integrità aromatica, si rivela carnoso vino da Annuario dei Migliori: è il Balifico 2000.
di Luca Maroni




Wine Spectator - 30/11/2003


Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 1999

RATING: 91

“Beautiful aromas of flowers, berries and hints of new oak. Full-bodied with soft, silky tannins and a long, long sophisticated finish. A gorgeous Chianti Classico.”
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Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30/11/2003


Volpaia Chianti Classico 2000

RATING: 87

“The deep-ruby/purple-colored 2000 Chianti Classico exhibits scents of sweet saddle leather, raspberries, cherries, and spice.Medium-bodied with supple tannin in addition to attractive elegance and finesse.”
di Robert Parker
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Wine Spectator - 30/10/2003


Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 1999

RATING: 89

“Ripe and wonderful aromas to this Chianti Classico.Full-bodied with round and ripe tannins and a long aftertaste with coffee and berry.”
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Decanter - 02/10/2003

  
Top Wines 2003: Buying guide

Rating: Highly Recommended

Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2       pag 3       pag 4       pag 5    




Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30/09/2003


Castello di Volpaia, Balifico 1999

RATING: 88

“The 1999 Balifico is a blend of 65% Sangiovese and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, all aged in barrique. It offers attractive, herb-tinged currant and strawberry fruit, medium body and moderate tannin, and a monolithic chunky style.”
di Robert Parker
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Decanter - 02/09/2003

  
Great Italian Fine Wine encounter

Rating: Recommended

With 92 of Italy's most prestigious producers, the Great Italian Fine Wine Encounter had some outstanding wines on offer
di A. Wislocki, C. Guibert, J. Butchart
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2       pag 3    




Wine Spectator Weekly - 07/08/2003

  
Special Report Tuscany

Rating: 93

di Marvin R. Shanken
Allegati:   pag 1    




Decanter - 02/08/2003

  
1990 Tuscans a great vintage revisited
Excellent climatic conditions and improved winemaking made 1990 a great vintage in Tuscany. Nick Belfrage MW introduces a tasting of some of the top wines, 13 years on
di Nick Belfrage
Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2    




Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 01/06/2003


Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 1999

RATING: 88

“The 1999 Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala’s deep ruby/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet nose of strawberries and raspberries, saddle leather, and loamy soil scents. Medium-bodied and elegant with good purity as well as ripeness.”
di Robert Parker
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Decanter - 01/05/2003


Chianti Travel Guide


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di Stephen Brook




Wine Spectator - 15/04/2003


Castello di Volpaia, Balifico 1999

RATING: 90

“A solid red with loads of berry and cherry character and a hint of vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with fresh berry and tobacco character and a long, refined tannin structure.Sangiovese and Cabernet.”
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Wine & Spirits - 01/04/2003

  
Chianti Classico Riserva 1997

92 points





LM - 03/02/2003

  
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2003:
Torna a salire deciso il bicchiere Castello di Volpaia. Lo si trova più integro ossidativamente, con belle sfumature viola della tinta, con frutto proiettato assai più tonico. Buono l'indice di piacevolezza sviluppato dal Chianti Classico Riserva 1999 e dal Coltassala 1999, entrambi molto dotati in estratto, tannici al sapore. Di livello superiore il Balifico 1999, vino da Annuario dei Migliori. Deliziosa la dolcezza olfattiva della sua speziata mora, poi tannica al gusto, eppur d'integrità gusto-aromatica mai raggiunta nelle precedenti annate di produzione. Un vino di rango, complimenti.
di Luca Maroni




Decanter - 16/11/2002

  
Top Wines Decanter Promotion: Buying Guide

Rating: Highly Recommendedd

Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2       pag 3    




Consumers Digest - 30/10/2002


Volpaia Chianti Classico 1999

RATING: Recommended

From Tom Hyland’s article, “Great Wine Values from Around the World.”

“The year 1999 was a spectacular vintage in Tuscany, as the wines have flavor and elegance. The first great reds from that year are the Chianti Classicos. Try the 1999 Volpaia.”
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LM - 03/02/2002


Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2002:
Complimenti per il netto progresso. Più morbido il bicchiere Castello di Volpaia, dal frutto anche più vivo e più nitido nelle esecuzioni enologiche. Sugli scudi il Balifico 1998, vino di rango superiore. Bene anche il Coltassala 1998, da trovare più morbido. Suadenza gustativa da promuovere sopratutto nei Chianti base. Forza con l'equilibrio allora, e complimenti per il buon progresso complessivo.
di Luca Maroni




LM - 03/12/2001

  
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2001:
Perde un filo di polpa e di morbidezza il bicchiere Volpaia, che guadagna invece integrità di profumi. In lievissima flessione la media organolettica, con la tendenza dei sapori a rifarsi stretti e duri, da correggere quanto prima. Molto buono della produzione di quest'anno il Balifico 1997, vino di rango, molto dotato in estratti, suadentemente speziato. Un vino da Annuario dei Migliori. Buono anche il Coltassala 1997, ed il nitido Chianti 1998. Complimenti, e torniamo quanto prima a porgere suadenza con il Chianti base.
di Luca Maroni




Wine and Spirits - 30/08/2001


Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 1997

RATING: 92

“A Riserva built for long aging, this brisk wine fills the mouth with generous, ample fruit, while seeming to structure it with the delicacy of a rose petal. It’s firm and lifted, the clean expression of the fruit unencumbered by the toastiness of the wood.”
Allegati:   rating    




Wine Enthusiast - 16/04/2001

  
Chianti Reborn

Rating: 89

Allegati:   pag 1       pag 2       pag 3    




Lm - 02/04/2001


Castello di Volpaia Balifico 1997

RATING:MIGLIORE VINO 2001

"Vino qualificato nell'annuario dei migliori vini 2001. Luca Maroni"
di Luca Maroni
Allegati:   diploma    




DuemilaVini - 01/03/2001

  
Castello di Volpaia - Balifico 1998

RATING 5 Grappoli

di A.I.S. Associazione Italiana Sommelier
Allegati:   diploma    




LM - 03/01/2000

  
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2000:
Molto bene il Chianti 1997, bene per morbidezza, per non amarezza, per freschezza. Un vino che si conferma piacevole per il secondo anno consecutivo: un Chianti ciliegioso e non chinoso, ancora da Annuario dei Migliori. Bene anche la Riserva 1996, ancor più piacevole laddove più morbida e fresca. I vini punta di gamma, il Coltassala ed il Balifico 1995, troppo lungamente invecchiati, esordiscono grossi ma fiacchi. Forza con la freschezza, che per chi lavora equilibrato l'invecchiamento è unicamente negativo. Complimenti a questo produttore. E forza sulla strada della freschezza. Forza.
di Luca Maroni




Wine and Spirits


Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 1995

RATING: 91

“A big, ornate wine defined by its elegance rather than size. Its richness is balanced by flinty tannins, and though it already has some age, it’s still tight enough to reward a few years of cellaring.” This review by Ray Isle appeared in the INTERNATIONAL WINERIES OF THE YEAR section of the Wine & Spirits Buying Guide 2001. Out of 70 wineries of the year, Castello di Volpaia was one of eight Italian wineries, and one of two Tuscans. “Out of the five wines Castello di Volpaia exports, this year we recommended four--the kind of record Ted Williams might envy. Our two favorites both hew to the dried cherry and woodsy character of traditional Tuscan sangiovese.”
di Ray Isle
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Wine Advocate - 23/05/1995

  
Wine Advocate

90 points

Volpaia'08 Chianti Classico is pritty, midweight offering informed by tabacco, flowers, herbs and cherries. as is often the case in cooler years, these high-altitude vineyards tend to yield a more ethereal style of wine. Still, this Chainti Classico finds its balance nicely with time in the glass. It is a model of restrained elegance.
di Antonio Galloni




Wine Advocate - 23/05/1995

  
Wine Advocate

90 points

Volpaia'08 Chianti Classico is pritty, midweight offering informed by tabacco, flowers, herbs and cherries. as is often the case in cooler years, these high-altitude vineyards tend to yield a more ethereal style of wine. Still, this Chainti Classico finds its balance nicely with time in the glass. It is a model of restrained elegance.
di Antonio Galloni
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