Wine Castellare di Castellina, "I Sodi di San Niccolo", Toscana IGT, 2006
Wine of intense ruby color with garnet hue.
The taste of wine - a luxurious, rich, well-balanced, with a good level of alcohol and tannins. Aftertaste - a long, warm and velvety.
In the enveloping, classic fruity flavor of wine to the dominant notes of black cherry and black currant join light balsamic and floral tones and nuances of spices.
The wine goes well with braised and roasted meats, meats, pasta with meat sauce, risotto with meat sauce, grilled meat and hard cheeses.
The high variability of weather in 2006 - from the heat to cool and then to the heat - do not prevent you from getting the grape harvest of high quality. Because of the rains during the second half of September Sangiovese grapes was going a little early so as to avoid possible damage to the crop of mold. Wine "and Sodi di San Nicolo" 2006 has very good concentration and structure, intense flavor, excellent balance and aging potential.
Wine "and Sodi di San Nicolo" 2006 won a gold star on competition "Vinibuoni d'Italia".
Domini di Castellina Castellari - a family owned company, located in the Chianti region, in the commune of Castellina. Since 1979, the company is owned by Paolo Panerai. The history of farming began in 1968 with the unification of the five vineyards in the heart of Tuscany, in the scenic area, at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. Some of them (about 33 hectares) is located on the hills overlooking the south-east. They became the basis of the first wineries Paolo Panerai - Castellare di Castellina. In the vineyards prohibited the use of pesticides and herbicides. Age of vines from 5 to 40 years. The maximum exposure to the sun, good drainage, the soil is a mixture of limestone, marl and clay - all these factors make it possible to get a small, but very high quality crop from which the structured, intense wine with great aging potential. Today Castellari di Castellina produces about 240,000 bottles of wine per year. The winery and vineyards are not only traditional but also innovative technology. Image of birds on the labels of bottles of wine from Castellari di Castellina symbolize the company's approach to environmental protection.
After Castellari di Castellina Paolo Panerai has created in the heart of the Maremma area of Tuscany farm Rocca Frassinello. This major international project developed in partnership with Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite. It includes 500 hectares of vineyards, of which 80 hectares of vines planted today Sandzhoveto (40 ha), Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Shiraz. The project is based on the best Italian and French traditions of viticulture and winemaking. Panerai third economy, which came into Domini di Castellina Castellari, was Feudi del Pisciotto. The winery is located in Sicily. It owns 40 acres of vineyards, half of which is planted with a variety Nero d'Avola, and a new cellar for wine-making and aging wine.
Alessandro Chellai, general manager and chief enologist of Domini Castellare di Castellina, says: "Each of our wine has the task of expressing the absolute superiority, quality and tradition. We are very pleased to offer our wines for people who appreciate the deep roots and unique professional skills winemakers."