Living with the wine in the heart
"... today, the visionaries who experience with crops and vines and pruning and grafting and barrels and bottles, and time are those who have honed the art, having studied the craft of making wine, who continue to study to do more and above all do better. wine production has become an almost exact science, but retains the charm and awe of the earth and the whims of sun and benevolent and threatening rain. Just nothing to frustrate the efforts of man and science instead of making wine a good harvest. Today in every cup that is empty there is the knowledge of a few and hard work of many, faith and consciousness and the dream that I have by the end of the first cluster crushed between the fingers."
Festival di Cannes 2015, Castellani official wine
Exclusive Red Carpet.
“A few days before the opening of the Festival de Cannes 2015 a special red carpet is ready to welcome Castellani as the exclusive wine brand in the American Pavilion. All major American stars who will tread the scenes of the festival will have the possibility of tasting Castellani organic wines during all special events of the program. Castellani wine brands never ceases to surprise and this further official acknowledgement reward the dedication of the family to sustainable viticulture. On this occasion, it is the unique style of Poggio al Casone Estate wines that will do the catwalk between actors, directors and prominent personalities of the best in world cinema.”
Castellani @ EXPO Milano 2015
With the Consorzio Vino Chianti
Present at Milano Expo 2015 with the Consorzio Vino Chianti, Hall dedicated to the Italian Wine Experience. http://www.vino2015.com/en In that space and in the pavilion dedicated to Tuscany you will be able to taste our CASTELLANI Chianti DOCG Riserva 2011, for the whole period of the EXPO 2015 (6 months). Soon we will be able to inform you about the exact location of our wine in the "Enodispenser", from which you can pour our Chianti DOCG Riserva at the perfect temperature for tasting.
Below the interview with Piergiorgio Castellani, for the company Castellani SPA, for space in Milan Expo c/o Consorzio Vino Chianti.
A story into the wine. Over a hundred years connects Castellani family and Tuscan wine. A deep bond of passion for the land and the desire to do business by transforming the knowledge of the territory and of viticulture in an everyday practical know-how.
«With the first grape harvests, I realized that the wine is a mystery and a gift that requires the deep sense of Nature in all its forms and manifestations. Wine is something more than just a drink, it is a nourishment; it is the product of a culture and when it reaches its highest expression is able to condense, in a vegetable juice, the spirit of a place, a person, sometimes of an entire family»
This is the synthesis of the thought that has moved, from the beginning, the work of Piergiorgio Castellani.
"For EXPO Milano we chose a classic, probably the most famous and important classic Italian wine: Chianti. Of this wine we selected our Riserva that is aged in traditional casks to offer a version with more complexity and power than the basic Chianti.
Visitors will seize its uniqueness: only in Tuscany you can get this wine from grapes mainly Sangiovese, with its unique scent, its unique taste... the story of Castellani family is firmly related to Tuscany and to the Chianti.
Our Chianti DOCG Riserva is an excellent pairing to all the best Mediterranean dishes, simple cuisine but full of flavor. Chianti is a wine for every meal that enhances even the everyday dishes like pizza and pasta.
The company Castellani gave birth to a real corporate culture around the concept of sustainability. It is not enough to talk about it, but you need to study, learn and understand what stands for a word and a concept extremely complex and evolving like sustainability.
EXPO is indeed a great opportunity to learn and fully understand which one is the most sustainable way for the future.»
Between Design, experimentation and culture
With Tenuta di Ceppaiano Wines. On April 17have been inaugurated the new look of the Teatro dell’Arte in Milan , which already since the 30s have been one of the temple of experimental performing art in Europe. The event have been directed by the Triennale Design Museum and received the support of well-known companies of the international design scene as Edra, Slamp, Cole & Son Wallpaper, Fornasetti, DeRosso, LigtsOn, Paolo Castelli, Rubelli, Directed by Silvana Annicchiarico in collaboration with Jacopo Foggini, with the special and spectacular contribution of wallpapers of Barnaba Fornasetti.
Excellent results on the major wine guides.
Excellent reviews and scores for our wines by two of the leading guides, the “Guida de l’Espresso – I Vini d’Italia 2015” and the “Touring Club - Vinibuoni d’Italia 2015”. In addition to appreciating the intrinsic quality of the wines, these guides emphasize our commitment to environmental sustainability and our project on organic farming.
Here are the scores by I Vini d’Italia 2015 (Guida L'Espresso):
Toscana La Cattura 2011 - 15.0/20
Toscana Grand Noir 2012 - 15.5/20
Here are the scores by by Vinibuoni d’Italia 2015 (Guida Touring Club):
Chianti Superiore Poggio al Casone 2012 - 3 stelle
Chianti Superiore Burchino 2012 - 3 stelle
Chianti Classico Campomaggio 2011 - 3 stelle
ToscanaGenius Loci 2012 - 4 stelle
Chianti Classico Riserva Campomaggio 2010 - 4 stelle
Gold medal for Poggio al Casone wines
By Gilbert & Gaillar, the prestigious French guide.
The prestigious French wine guide Gilbert & Gaillard has tasted the wines of our Tenuta Poggio al Casone during the Autumn 2014 session.
Isabel Ferran, head of the guide in Italy, sent compliments of the Committee for the results obtained, in particular the 2011 Teroldego-Syrah cuvee "La Cattura", that, thanks to the "precision of its aromas in the nose, and a rich but fresh passage in mouth", got the highest distinction with +90 points and the gold medal.
Also the Chianti Superiore DOCG and the 2013 "Grand Noir" got distinction with a gold medal and an excellent score.