Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG
The vineyards of Volpaia, located between 300 and 500 metres of elevation, are the highest in the Chianti region. This is one of the reasons why our Chianti Classico is renown for its elegance and freshness with a rich bouquet of red fruits and spices.
The grapes are harvested by hand and collected in boxes holding less than 20Kgs of fruit. In the winery, they are destemmed and lightly pressed before fermentation commences use their own yeasts for two weeks. After this, the wines macerate for a further ten days on their own skins to give structure, complexity and colour to the wines prior to malolactic fermentation to knock the edges off. Ageing takes place in oak barrels for 14 months.
A racy, fine-tuned Chianti Classico with blackberry, black-cherry and wet-earth aromas. Medium-bodied with medium polished tannins and a long finish. Transparent. From organically grown grapes.
93 points, JamesSuckling.com (October 2020)
The 2018 Chianti Classico is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine that captures the essence of the estate's high-altitude vineyards. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, licorice, mint, pine and cedar are some of the many aromas and flavors that are woven throughout. The 2018 is gracious, inviting and impeccable in its balance.
Made with organic grapes, this has vinous aromas of freshly pressed grapes that mingle with whiffs of wild berry, moist earth and violet. It's bright and savory, offering Marasca cherry, blood orange and rusty nail alongside lithe tannins and vibrant acidity.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast (November 2020)
This is a delightfully open and accessible value red that could pair with a simple chicken dinner. From an organic farm, the Volpaia 2018 Chianti Classico is a smooth, silky and fruit-driven expression that delivers on the basic promises of elegance and freshness that are associated specifically with Sangiovese from Radda in Chianti.
90 points, Wine Advocate (March 2021)
Radda in Chianti. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot.
Just mid crimson. Perfumed, lifted cherry fruit with iron hints. Fine cherry fruit with a layer of dark tannins on the palate. Long and perfumed and finely balanced.
17 points, JancisRobinson.com (February 2020)