Location: Castellina in Chianti, Siena
Winemaker: Alessandro Cellai
Properties: 33 hectares of vineyards on the hillsides of a natural south-east facing amphitheatre, at an average height of 370 meters above sea level.
Production: 200,000 bottles annually.
Gambero Rosso: Two stars
An 80 hectare property with 33 hectares of vineyards in the heart of Chianti Classico, on hills surrounded by woods. The vineyards, with a SE exposure, are up to 45 years old and located at an altitude of 370 metres above sea level. The yields per hectare are very low, in a clear effort to obtain the highest quality. An excellent exposure to the sun, good water drainage, a mixed soil of calcareous marl and little clay give birth to wines, both red and white, that are well-structured, intense and suitable for a long ageing in the bottle. Castellare is committed to the preservation of biodiversity, with no use of synthetic chemicals, in an effort to produce truly organic wines.