The Castello Di Volpaia Collector Case is a collectible, portable ‘cellar’ of three of Volpaia’s esteemed Chiantis, all from different vineyards.
In this beautiful wooden case, you’ll find two bottles each of the following:
A textbook Chianti Classico made from 100% Sangiovese, with flavours of vanilla bean and dark chocolate.
An acclaimed Supertuscan made from a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet.
Il Puro 2015
Pure indigenous organically grown Sangiovese from the 'Casanova' vineyard, with notes of fresh cherry and violet.
A more restrained Coltassala and, as far as we’re concerned, all the better for it. What a nose, from the very beginning here, with crushed violets, pressed lavender, bilberries, fresh sage and basil, licorice and crushed stones. Medium body, bright and very energetic acidity and layers of finely wrought tannins. All about the vibrant fruit and driven acidity. From organically grown grapes.
96 points, jamessuckling.com (November 2019)
The 2016 Balifico, Volpaia's blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, shows the estate at its very best. Espresso grilled herbs, plum, licorice, leather, menthol and spice open up effortlessly in a beautiful, resonant wine loaded with personality and sheer class. The tannins need time to soften, but there is plenty to like.
94 points, Vinous (July 2019)
This opulent red is packed with black cherry, black currant, leather, vanilla and mineral flavors. Shows a strong underlying structure, with dense tannins and lively acidity driving the long, resonant finish.
96 points, Wine Spectator (2019)
Piercing aromas of black currant, blackberry, violet and stone are augmented by earth, tobacco and underbrush flavors. A powerful red, with a muscular structure and a long finish. All the elements are there, but this needs time. Sangiovese and Mammolo.
95 points, Wine Spectator (2019)
A rich, fluid style, boasting black cherry, black currant, violet and leather flavors. Supple, yet firmly structured, with dense tannins emerging on the long finish. This needs a year or two to come together fully and should age beautifully.
94 points, Wine Spectator (2019)
The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Casanova Il Puro shows a dense and rich quality of fruit that is indicative of this sunny and warm vintage. It is the best wine I've tasted in this series of samples from Castello di Volpaia. The wine's texture is thick and plush, and there's plenty of dark plummy fruit to maintain momentum. Oak spice, tar and campfire ash appear on the long and enriched finish. Pair it with a braised shank of lamb. This is a pure expression of Sangiovese and only 2,000 bottles were made.
95+ points, Wine Advocate (September 2019)