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Castell'in Villa is a small estate in Castelnuovo Berardenga, at the south end of the Chianti Classico region.
Both the Chianti Classico and the Riserva are made entirely of Sangiovese, vinified using indigenous fermentations and aged in the traditional large oval barrels, and have been some of the best wines in the appellation for decades. (The owner of the estate, Coralia Pignatelli della Leonessa, has never wavered in her commitment to traditional winemaking.)

The resulting wines are soulful, distinctive, long-lived, and delicious, proof that the Sangiovese grape can rise to greatness when grown in the right place. The Santacroce is a "Supertuscan" style wine that is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.

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Castell'in Villa

1996 Poggio delle Rose

Poggio delle Rose is made purely from a selection of Sangiovese that has been planted in this unique vineyard. This wine is a combination of ripe fruit and tannin. Incredibly complex and concentrated it displays cherry fruit and the earthy spice native to the area.

94 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

The 1996 Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio delle Rose emerges from the glass with generous fruit, which is given additional volume and richness from the French oak. The 1996 is a big, big wine, especially within the context of the vintage. The first vintage of Poggio delle Rose and it exhibits smoke, licorice, and tar.

Technical Information
Vintage: 1996Region: Chianti ClassicoVineyard: Poggio delle RoseOak: 18 months in new French oak barriquesAppellation: Castelnuovo BerardengaAlcohol: 13.5%

2001 Chianti Classico Riserva

100% Sangiovese made from the best-selected vineyards. Concentrated with integrated tannins and an elegant fragrance. Highly complex showing black fruits and deep earthy spicy tones.

94 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

The 2001 Chianti Classico Riserva is a big, layered wine bursting with energy. It possesses striking aromatic nuance and delineation from the very first taste. 

Technical Information
Vintage: 2001Region: Chianti ClassicoVineyard: Best selected parcelsOak: Aged 2-3 years in typical Chianti Classico casksAppellation: Castelnuovo BerardengaAlcohol: 13.5%

2003 Poggio delle Rose

Poggio delle Rose is made purely from a selection of Sangiovese that has been planted in this unique vineyard. This wine is a combination of ripe fruit and tannin. Incredibly complex and concentrated it displays cherry fruit and the earthy spice native to the area.

92 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

The 2003 Poggio delle Rose IGT is a deeply intriguing wine. It is quite a bit fresher than the 2003 Riserva because the fruit was picked earlier. Everything speaks to harmony. Expressive aromatics meld into racy, vibrant red cherries, all supported by big yet refined tannin. The warmth of the year is very nicely balanced.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2003Region: Chianti ClassicoVineyard: Poggio delle RoseOak: 18 months in new French oak barriquesAppellation: Castelnuovo BerardengaAlcohol: 14%

2006 Chianti Classico Riserva

100% Sangiovese made from the best-selected vineyards. Concentrated with integrated tannins and an elegant fragrance. Highly complex showing black fruits and deep earthy spicy tones.

94 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

The 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva hits all the high notes. Ripe and Structured, yet also wonderfully contained, the 2006 boasts stunning depth, power, and richness. All the elements are in the right place for the 2006 Riserva to develop into a splendid wine. 

Technical Information
Vintage: 2006Region: Chianti ClassicoVineyard: Best selected parcelsOak: Aged 2-3 years in typical Chianti Classico casksAppellation: Castelnuovo BerardengaAlcohol: 14%

2007 Santacroce

The Santacroce is Castell'in Villa's flagship wine made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Sangiovese.

94 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.

The 2007 Santacroce is a huge wine endowed with tons of richness and sheer textual depth. Dark cherries, plums, graphite, incense and tobacco burst from the glass in this intense, powerful wine. 

Technical Information
Vintage: 2007Region: Chianti ClassicoOak: 18 months in new French oak barriquesAppellation: Castelnuovo BerardengaAlcohol: 14.5%

2009 Chianti Classico Riserva

100% Sangiovese made from the best-selected vineyards. Concentrated with integrated tannins and an elegant fragrance. Highly complex showing black fruits and deep earthy spicy tones.

93 Points - Ian D'Agata, Vinous Media

Bright, full red. Red plum, raspberry, tobacco, mint and sage on the captivating nose. Then nuanced and energetic in the mouth, delivering sharply focused flavours of bitter red cherry pit, violet and tea leaf. Finishes silky and long, with a slightly creamy undertone typical of the wines made in this generous, warm (by Chianti Classico standards) vintage.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2009Region: Chianti ClassicoVineyard: Best selected parcelsOak: Aged 2-3 years in typical Chianti Classico casksAppellation: Castelnuovo BerardengaAlcohol: 14.5%

2010 Chianti Classico Riserva

100% Sangiovese made from the best-selected vineyards. Concentrated with integrated tannins and an elegant fragrance. Highly complex showing black fruits and deep earthy spicy tones.

 

92 Points - Wine Spectator

This gives an impression of sweetness stemming from the ripe plum, black cherry, licorice and tar flavors. Dense and lively, with a muscular finish. Coming into its own now, and should age another decade.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2010Region: Chianti ClassicoVineyard: Best selected parcelsOak: Aged 2-3 years in typical Chianti Classico casksAppellation: Castelnuovo BerardengaAlcohol: 14.5%

2012 Chianti Classico

The latest release from Castell'in Villa, all wines are aged onsite in the underground cellar until ready for enjoyment. 100% Sangiovese

Ruby red in the glass with ripe red fruit present, hints of menthol and an excellent backbone of acidity. Soft integrated tannins this wine is perfect for your pizza and pasta nights.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2012Region: Chianti ClassicoVineyard: Blend of all vineyards from Castelnuovo Berardenga propertyOak: Aged for 12 months in traditional Chianti Classico casksAppellation: Castelnuovo BerardengaAlcohol: 13.5%