FATTORIA LA CASTELLINA, SQUARCIALUPI, CHIANTI CLASSICO
TUSCANY, ITALY 2015
In the 1980s, a resurgence began among Chianti producers that refocused energies towards producing wines of richer character and regional distinction, especially after decades of prioritizing large production levels of wine at the expense of quality. And now when it comes to the top wines of Chianti Classico, the heartland of the Chianti region, certain villages, not unlike those of Burgundy and Rhone, stand head and shoulders above the rest. One of these villages, Castellina in Chianti, produces some of Chianti’s most aromatic styles of Sangiovese, and the producer that has led the resurgence in this area is Fattoria La Castellina. Today we couldn’t be more thrilled to offer their stunning, 92-point 2015 ‘Squarcialupi’ Chianti Classico, a beautiful example of Sangiovese that overdelivers in every way.
Founded in 1980 by the Bojola-Targioni family, the 140 hectare farm of Fattoria La Castellina has its origins with the noble Squarcialupi family, with cellars dating back to the fifteenth century. Located south of Florence on the southwest side of the valley from Castellina in Chianti, 30 hectares of specialized vineyards are devoted to growing Sangiovese and other local varieties such as Colorino. Soils of clay intermixed with stone and sand produce grapes with amazing structure and complexity. After introducing modern equipment and techniques, Tommaso Bojola, who has managed production since the 1990s, focuses on producing wines that express the typicity of the Sangiovese grape as well as the region. The grapes are harvested by hand, fermented in stainless steel and aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months in the ancient cellars of Palazzo Squarcialupi.
95% Sangiovese and taking its name from the palace of the Squarcialupi family, the 2015 is ruby red in color and exudes inviting and persistent aromas of cherry and cinnamon spice. Harmonious flavors of red fruit and oak are complemented by soft tannins and a refreshing acidity, making this gorgeous on its own and remarkable to pair, especially with grilled meats and vegetables as well as fresh and aged cheeses. For today’s Roll out the Barrel offer, this incredible wine is available in 6 packs or 12 packs for as low as $14.97 a bottle. With ridiculous value such as this, we suggest acting quickly to secure your orders!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. Offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in 8-12 weeks. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, June 10, 2018.