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93 Pt.
Castellare di Castellina
Poggio ai Merli
Merlot 2009
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A Very Fine Super-Tuscan with Limited Availability! Castellare di Castellina really took advantage of a good harvest with this one. A complex and brilliant red with notes of blackberry, cherry, tobacco, anise, nutmeg, bay leaf, sage and menthol. The tannins are wonderfully rounded and the acidity is perfect. A Fascinating Wine!
 
 93 Points - Wine Enthusiast!
"...a perfect marriage between variety and territory. It’s an opulent, soft and round wine that is woven tight with blackberry, pipe tobacco, rum cake and a touch of black olive. Velvety tannins drive a long, intense finish."

Original: $112.00
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$112.00
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  93 - Wine Enthusiast!
93 - Vinous Media!
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UNIT SIZE 750.00 ml
VARIETAL: Merlot
VINTAGE: 2009
GRAPE: Merlot
COUNTRY: Italy
REGION: Tuscany
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.50 %
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Castellare di Castellina Poggio ai Merli Merlot IGT 2009
 
 
By Wine Enthusiast
Castellare di Castellina 2009 Poggio ai Merli Merlot (Toscana)
Special Designation: Online Exclusive
Points: 93
Designation: Poggio ai Merli
Varietal: Merlot
Appellation: Toscana, Tuscany, Italy
Winery: Castellare di Castellina
Alcohol: 13.50%
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Category: Red
Importer: Winebow
To Web: 2/1/2012
By M.L.
Poggio al Merli is a 100% Merlot that shows a perfect marriage between variety and territory. It’s an opulent, soft and round wine that is woven tight with blackberry, pipe tobacco, rum cake and a touch of black olive. Velvety tannins drive a long, intense finish.(2/1/2012) -93
 
By Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media
Castellare 2009 Poggio Ai Merli 
Points: 93
Region: Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany 
Country: Italy
Grape Variety: Merlot
Release Price: $100.00 
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2029 
A rich, bombastic wine, the 2009 Poggio ai Merli has tons of Merlot personality, but the acidity and structure is pure Chianti Classico. Sage, rosemary, menthol and licorice add complexity as this muscular, virile wine opens up in the glass. As is to be expected with Merlot, the Poggio ai Merli clearly reflects the personality of the hot year. With the passage of time, though, Castellare's Merlot has become increasingly Tuscanized. This is another gorgeous wine from Castellare. ~Antonio Galloni, August 2013
 
By Wine Spectator
CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA Toscana Poggio ai Merli 2009
Score: 89
Release Price: $112
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Issue: Web Only - 2011
A polished red, packed with black cherry, blackberry and oak spice flavors. It's also bright, with acidity and harmony, showing fine grip on the lingering finish. Just a bit oaky. Merlot. Best from 2012 through 2022. -BS
 
 
By Castellare di Castellina
Poggio Ai Merli
Tuscany showed to be a fantastic ground for Merlot vines, with renowned wines all over the world like Masseto. This Merlot in purity of Castellare, thanks to the strategic position of the vines, has a unique character you may find only in the best International Merlot wines. And, once again, mainly for its elegance. Since the first vintage has been defined a monument to excellent wines.
 
Technical Details
Denomination: IGT Toscana
Yearly Bottle Production: 5.000
Grapes: 100% Merlot
Vinification: In steel from 18/25 days at a controlled temperature (28°)
Malolactic fermentation: Done
Ageing: From 15 to 30 months in barrique 1/3 new
Bottle Refinement: 12 months
Type of Wood: French durmast of 5 Hl or 2,25 Hl - Barriques of 225 lt. Different woods
Harvest: First days of September
Hectare Gain: 30/40 q.li/ha
Vines Height: 350/400 mt. s.l.m.
Plant Density: 6000
Age of Productive Vines: 5 years
Growth System: Spurred cordon
Type of Soil: Calcareous
[Info provided by Winebow]
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