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2007 Castello Di Bossi CorbaiaBlend from Italy

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VITICULTURE AND VINIFICATION: "Today the Castello di Bossi covers 650 hectares , on which 124 are under vine. By utilising only the most enlightened viticultural practices, we...

  • 95 Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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95

"The 2007 Corbaia is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new French oak. It is once again a very serious wine. The floral, expressive aromatics of Sangiovese are backed up by the tannic heft and sheer richness of the Cabernet. This is a big, yet sensual, wine that will require considerable patience for the tannins to soften, despite the early appeal of the vintage elsewhere. The sheer purity and depth of the fruit are breathtaking in this stunning Tuscan red. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027." (08/11)

93 Wine Enthusiast

"Corbaia is a super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon that opens with intensity and bright fruit flavors. It boasts a soft, silky feel with a firm tannic bite followed by cassis, earth and wild mushroom. Very nice." (10/10)

90 Wine Spectator

"A very fruity and structured red, showing currant and berry notes, with hints of new wood. Needs to come together in the bottle, but shows excellent tannin backbone and fruit. Best after 2011. 1,000 cases made. -JS" (10/10)

Product Description:

VITICULTURE AND VINIFICATION:
"Today the Castello di Bossi covers 650 hectares , on which 124 are under vine. By utilising only the most enlightened viticultural practices, we harvest, vintage after vintage, prize fruit that represents to the fullest extent the qualities of terroir and of their individual grape varieties."

"Those 124 hectares planted to Sangiovese, the main variety of Chianti Classico and of Tuscany in general; and to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which were planted at Bossi some forty years ago, probably among the first in Chianti Classico." "Their roots go deep into soils that are predominantly tuffs, yellow clays, silt-sand, and crushed rock, at an altitude of about 350 meters . These conditions, plus a unique microclimate and optimal exposition to the sun, yield grapes that are perfectly ripe, healthy, and of great character."

"The grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks fitted with the most advanced processing systems. The wine then matures and rests in the barrel cellar, with over 1,000 light-toast French oak barrels. The state-of-the-art bottling line is temperature-controlled as well, and feeds directly into the bottle-storage facility. It, too, is fully insulated and fully cold- and heat-regulatable. Absolutely fundamental for keeping our standards of quality high is our ambitious programme of replanting, carried out on a cyclic basis and due for completion in 3-4 years." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 64627
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

95 - Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93 - Wine Enthusiast

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2007
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, asparagus, green pepper and red fruit