Tenuta Di Castellaro Corinto 2019

Tenuta Di Castellaro Corinto 2019

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Reborn from some of the oldest vines on the islands, this ancient grape is a work of eno-archaeology. The forceful wines, named for the Greek god Aeolus from which the islands take their name, combine with the minerality of the volcanic terroir to produce what we believe is one of the great red wines of Italy. Fermentation takes place in barrique with 10 days of maceration before the wine is racked and transferred to large oak barrels for one year of aging. We bottle it separately as a limited production wine to showcase its unique character.

Tasting notes:

A nose of ripe red fruit, pepper and spices carries through to an elegant, balanced and persistent palate, with excellent length.

Press Notes:

The 2019 vintage is yet to be reviewed. 2017 received 92 Points from Monica Larner of Robert Parker Wine Advocate: “A pure expression of the Corinto Nero grape (also found in Greece and Turkey with different names), the 2017 Corinto offers a fascinating taste of a little-known variety. The wine opens to an inky dark appearance. The bouquet shows impressive focus and linearity with black cherry and blackberry preserves. The wine is packed tight with vibrant energy and zesty primary fruit. Some 4,000 bottles were made. This wine should be released in the United States in February 2019."