2012 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolò

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About the Wine

This wine is a regular feature in the Wine Spectator Top 100, Gambero Rosso's Tre Bicchieri and Bibenda's Cinque Grappoli. 

Winemaker Tasting Notes:Intense red with hints of garnet. Deeply sophisticated and showcasing its full pedigree in terms of both the bouquet and palate of the wine. The fruit quality is exceptional and each individual aroma can be distinguished with total clarity, from the cherry to the spices, whose focus and integration are exceptional.

Sangioveto (85%-90%) and Malvasia nera (15-10%)

50% in New oak


96 Doctor Wine, Danielle Cernilli

Captivating aromas of dark fruits, cedar and tobacco follow through to a full body, silky and chewy tannins and a flavorful, rich finish. Very intense and pretty. Provocative. A classic Super Tuscan. A blend of sangiovese and malvasia nera. Drink in 2019. ~96JS

As always, this celebrated wine shows excellent results. The 2012 I Sodi di S. Niccolò (85% Sangioveto and 15% Malvasia Nera) is a young wine that needs time to flesh out. It shows bright berry flavors and fresh acidity that will benefit from more time to relax and integrate. The wine is beautifully stitched together and balanced with soft contours, and has a long, lively mouthfeel. It offers wild berry and red cherry with spice, crushed stone, pressed blue flower and scorched earth. The wine is aged in equal parts new and neutral oak. ~95WA