Castello di Bossi is a solid, reasonably priced Chianti Classico that delivers a good introduction to the difference between a proper Chianti Classico and a regular ol’ Chianti.
Colour was garnet, perhaps moving even to a slight copper tinge. On the nose, dried cherries, violets, and burnt sugar predominated. On the palate, all this and more: plum, leather and butterscotch harmonized with the firm tannins and balanced acidity. The finish was medium in length and with a classic Italian bitter twist.
A smooth, entry-level classico.Yummy, though not knee buckling or swoon inducing. Would go great with heavy-laden meat pizza – and I don’t mean that in a denigrating way. Pastas stuffed with cheese or meat, with a nice bolognese or pesto sauce, would also be a great match. A roasted pork dinner would also pair well.
The picture on the left is from a 2006 bottle, though this review is for the 2005 vintage. I bought this bottle years ago… I think it was between $20 and $25.