The Castellare estate is one of the best examples of tradition in the area. The winery’s owner, Paolo Panerai, has closely studied the world’s best wineries and applied this understanding and experience to viticulture in Italy.

Location of Vineyard

The Castellare property, located in Tuscany’s Castellina in Chianti, has become a virtual refuge for wildlife, including many of the birds pictured on their labels. With each vintage, the Castellare label shows a different bird, symbolizing the estate’s commitment to environmentally sound cultivation. The birds selected for the labels are among the rarest creatures in Chianti, and represent birds threatened by extinction, mostly due to synthetic chemical products and hunting, both of which are forbidden on this property.

Winemaking Philosophy

In the town of Castellina, one of Chianti’s best locales, Castellare’s vineyards are at 1200 feet elevation – only a few Chianti Classico vineyards are higher. The vineyards of this 46-acre property are found in a natural amphitheater in the heart of the Classico region. At Castellare, the yield-per-acre is very low, far lower than the maximum level allowed by Chianti Classico DOCG rules, which enhances the concentration of aromas and flavors.

Wines

from Castellare

Chianti Classico DOCG

Sangiovese & Sangiovese-Based Blends

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Il Poggiale Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Sangiovese & Sangiovese-Based Blends

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Poggio ai Merli Merlot Toscana IGT

Merlot

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Coniale Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT

Cabernet Sauvignon

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I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana IGT

Sangiovese & Sangiovese-Based Blends

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S. Niccolò Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC

Other White Grape or Blend

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