If you’ve heard of Castello di Bossi, you probably have winemaker and entrepreneur Marco Bacci to thank. Since taking over the winery in 1998, the man behind Renieri and several other wineries throughout Tuscany, has pumped new life into the winery – thrusting it firmly into the Tuscan spotlight.
The property – a breathtaking estate in the heart of the beloved commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga is home to some of the most consistently outstanding wines throughout the lineup.. From the Chianti Classico, to the Gran Selezione, to their SuperTuscan ‘Corbaia’, these represent some of Tuscany’s finest winemaking examples.
Along with superstar consultant Alberto Antonini, the winery has matched big scores with the very best in Tuscany: Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Tignanello, you name it – which is why Monica Lerner, the Wine Advocate’s Chief Editor in Staff declared, “Castello di Bossi is a flagship producer from the Castelnuovo Berardenga sub zone in the southern part of the appellation.“
The 2019 vintage in Tuscany has been largely heralded, including by Italy’s major wine publication, The Brunello Consorzio which gave the vintage 5 stars, ranking it up there with 2010, 2015 and ’16. Vinous Media called out Chianti especially, writing “What impresses me most about the 2019s is their exceptional balance. The wines soar with aromatic intensity and show fine tannins with terrific depth, all with medium-bodied structure.”
Castello di Bossi’s 2019 Chianti Classico represents a particularly high note in a great year. Both James Suckling and the Wine Enthusiast awarded the wine 92-point scores, with the latter lobbing on a ‘Editors’ Choice’ designate and calling out the wine for its “savory, elegantly structured palate”. There really is so much to love about this wine.
92 Points (Editors’ Choice), Wine Enthusiast
Made with organically farmed Sangiovese, this medium-bodied red has aromas of forest floor, wild berries, camphor and new leather. The savory, elegantly structured palate doles out juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry and licorice as well as a cool smoky note that adds nuance
92 Points, James Suckling
Aromas of blueberries, plums, roasted meat and dried herbs. Medium-to full-bodied with firm tannins. Chewy and structured on the palate with chocolate notes on the flavorful finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.