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Castell'in Villa, Chianti Classico, 2019


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The Principessa is Coralia Pignatelli della Leonessa, the owner and driving force behind Castell'in Villa for decades now. She is a thoughtful, philosophical winemaker who takes her time to understand everything, to get everything just right. She makes Chianti Classico, but she seems to have no blind spots at all. She decided she just couldn't appreciate the Argentine Malbecs she tasted, but her response wasn't to trash talk them or ignore them.

No, she travelled to Argentina to study them. And there she learned a good lesson: the wineries that rushed their vines' growth with too much irrigation ended up with simpler, characterless wines. The producers she found who took their time made wines of distinctly greater character.

Which affirmed the way Castell'in Villa has always done things: traditionally, with nothing rushed, nothing forced. The farming is old fashioned, the fermentations are with indigenous yeasts, the aging is in old, neutral oak. And the wine waits until it is ready to be drunk, not rushed to meet the hype for the latest vintage.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 91
"The 2019 Chianti Classico is a very pretty, open-knit wine. In most vintages, the Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico is quite forbidding young, but the 2019 is surprisingly approachable. Cedar, sweet pipe tobacco, menthol, licorice, dried herbs, ripe red cherry fruit and a suggestion of new oak all open effortlessly. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gem. In 2019, the Chianti Classico is quite aromatic and decidedly medium-bodied." -Vinous

What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...

Sourced from some of their eight different sites in the southeast corner of Castelnuovo Berardenga.
Alluvial soil with pebbles and sand.
Hand harvested between the second half of September and early October.
Natural fermentation with native yeast in stainless steel tanks for 10-12 days.
Aged in large Slavonian oak for 24 months.


  • Grape Variety


  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Earthy , Herbaceous , Juicy

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Medium Bodied

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Judith Roberts
Great opened an hour before drinking

This wknd opened up after about an hour into a lovely mellow and juicy smooth wine!