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Castello di Volpaia Sangiovese Blend Vino da Tavola Coltassala 1990

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This also still shows its oak but with rich notes of camphor, violets, black raspberry, and oystershells all adding to the perfume. On the palate this is very round and lush with a nice feel. The structure is nicely soften and well integrated into he remaining fruit. The tannins on the finish were really refreshingly crisp, finely facetted. A lovely wine that was probably better a few years ago but it’s so well balanced it is slowly fading away instead of flailing over the cliff’s edge. 89pts

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Castello di Volpaia:
Just as in the 12th Century, the village itself still plays an essential role in our wine and oil production. The interiors of its ancient houses, churches, underground passages and deconsecrated churches have been discreetly converted into wine cellars, bottling plants and olive presses up to the ceiling in the latest equipment and all connected by an amazing underground "wineduct." Thus... Read more
Just as in the 12th Century, the village itself still plays an essential role in our wine and oil production. The interiors of its ancient houses, churches, underground passages and deconsecrated churches have been discreetly converted into wine cellars, bottling plants and olive presses up to the ceiling in the latest equipment and all connected by an amazing underground "wineduct." Thus Volpaia is not just another magnificent tourist attraction, but a thriving hive of activity whose inhabitants are all directly or indirectly involved in the winery. Volpaia is committed to Organic farming and is certified organic for all its wines. But the environmetal project of Volpaia is much wider: - the genetical differences of all its indigenous Sangiovese clones are preserved into a special collection, a selected parcel were 22 different clones are grown on three different rootstock - all the winery i located within the ancient buildings of the village preserving the integrity of the architectural inheritage of Volpaia rather than builind new facilities - all the workers of Volpaia live in the village where the winery has ronovated appartmens for the employees Read less

Editorial Reviews for Castello di Volpaia Sangiovese Blend Vino da Tavola Coltassala

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,020
4.00 5
03/29/2010

This also still shows its oak but with rich notes of camphor, violets, black raspberry, and oystershells all adding to the perfume. On the palate this is very round and lush with a nice feel. The structure is nicely soften and well integrated into he remaining fruit. The tannins on the finish were really refreshingly crisp, finely facetted. A lovely wine that was probably better a few years ago but it’s so well balanced it is slowly fading away instead of flailing over the cliff’s edge. 89pts




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