The red-headed bunting is the new little bird of the 2021 vintage of Castellare Chianti Classico
The 2021 vintage of Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico is ready to delight the wine lovers. And with it, comes a new bird on the label, a symbol of a viticulture based on sustainability, according to the company's production philosophy.
On the label of the 2021 vintage appears the Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps), a passerine bird whose name is due to the lively color of its plumage. Castellare has chosen this little bird, depicting on the label a drawing by the artist-ornithologist John Gould (who lived in the Victorian era), to testify to the commitment to the protection of endangered species by carrying on a viticulture that bans the use of synthetic chemicals.
The premises of the 2021 harvest in Tuscany were not the best due to the prolonged lack of rain. Fortunately, however, in early September, the low temperatures in the night allowed the grapes to ripen perfectly. Thanks to this unexpected turnaround, it was an excellent vintage, especially for Sangiovese which, being a late grape variety, benefited more from the cooler temperatures.
The 2021 vintage of the Chianti Classico by Castellare is a round, soft and savory wine. Thanks to the harmony of the tannins, combined with the delicate complexity of the aromas and the final note of sweetness, it shows a perfect balance in the mouth.Shop Castellare di Castellina wines