Italy produces more great values than any other country, and Chianti is the Italian wine that springs to mind when I think of value. Castellare is one of my favorite producers, with wines that preserve the lovely austerity of Sangiovese’s structure, while somehow wrapping it up in a rich yet transparent blanket of luxuriously ripe fruit. The 2009 Il Poggiale is a classic in the making, a wine to buy by the case!
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