Vineyard: Sourced from their best vineyards within their property - at the southeast corner of Castelnuovo Berardenga.
Orientation: Altitude approximately 300m in elevation.
Soil: Alluvial soil with pebbles and a mixture of lime, clay and sand.
Viticulture: Hand harvested between the second half of September and early October.
Vinification: Natural fermentation with native yeast in stainless steel tanks for 12-14 days.
Aging: Aged in large Slavonian oak for 24 to 36 months.
Notes: The Castell'in Villa wines are always released a year to two years after most of their peers. They are one of the oldest estates and have wines in their cellar dating back to 1971.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 92 (W&S)
Intense sangiovese, this is firm and black yet refined and ultimately gentle in its power. It's built for the future, a brick of mineral tannin with a hint of floral cherries and plenty of oak toast. More approachable with air, the lushness of the fruit in 2000 places it with roast game birds.