| Wine Advocate 87 points (Aug 2013)
The 2012 Orvieto Classico Superiore Castagnolo represents a blend of Grechetto (60%), Trebbiano Procanico, Chardonnay and Riesling Renano. Bernardo Barberani calls it “his most modern interpretation of a traditional wine.” Castagnolo opens with a bright, luminous appearance and easy tones of citrus, green melon and stone fruit. There’s a fragrant touch of white flower backed by a much-needed spot of acidity that keeps the palate refreshed. This is a dry, or “secco,” rendition. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2014.