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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."

Cippi Pitschen

  • 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.”

     

    2015, May 07 · Art & Wine ·  Share

  • 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.»

     

    2015, Apr 30 · Events ·  Share

  • Ceppaiano Wines performe at the Teatro dell’Arte in Milan

    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.

     

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    2015, Apr 22 · Art & Wine ·  Share

  • Reviews 2015

    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

     

    2015, Jan 19 · Reviews ·  Share

  • 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.

     

    Click here for more details tasting

     

    2014, Dec 24 · Reviews ·  Share

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90+ Club

Everyone knows that wines that earn 90 points or more are truly superb wines. Only a handful of wines earn the 90+ points distinction from the top wine raters... go to our "90+ Club" wines area!

 

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Italy, vintage 2014 report

In Italy the Assoenologi (Italian official association of professional oenologists) estimates a total production of 40 million hectoliters of wine for the vintage 2014.  A quantity reduction by 17% compared to last year, which registered a production of 48.2 million hectoliters (Istat data), and by 11% when referring to the average of the past five years (2009-2013) - with 2011 and 2012 vintages that have been the scarcest of the past 50 years. Overall, 2014 was a difficult year with  various critical conditions and Assoenologi estimates  that there will be very few excellences. The positive weather trend in September and October has improved the quality but could not turn the situation around. According to Assoenologi Veneto region remains the more productive Italian region with a forecast of 7.8 million hectoliters. Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Puglia and Sicily together will produce 23.6 million hectoliters in 2014, nearly 60% of all Italian wine. In Tuscany, as in the rest of the country, the climate has not granted respite, with a mild winter 2013 -2014, during which the temperature never dropped below 0 °, which was followed by one of the coolest and most rainy summers from 1800.

 

The main vine and grape diseases (downy mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis) have found an optimal environment for their development.
This has forced producers to act with adequate and repeated treatments against the virulence of the attacks that, where not blocked, have decimated the quantity and quality.
Most of the wineries have been forced to make a strict selection of the grapes on the vines and a careful selection in the cellar, which has lowered the quantity of the product to protect the quality.
Walking among the vine rows, particularly in the DOCG areas, the amount of clusters to the ground was evident.?The above implies that the quality in 2014 will cost more because, in addition to the increasing costs of the repeated treatments in the vineyards, it forced producers to renounce to a substantial amount of production to obtain quality wines.

 

Italian wine is still the world's best-seller. The data on exports processed by Assoenologi for the first half of 2014 recorded an additional increase in both value and volume, mainly due to the expansion of bottled wine and the brilliant performance of the classic premium wines (Tuscany and Piedmont) and sparkling wines, which increased, mainly thanks to Prosecco, by more than 15.6% in value and 20.1% in volume.

 

Source: Assoenologi – www.assoenologi.it

 

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Castellani rediscovers a vine from 1885

Total black look with silver foil on the label, the Grand Noir bottle is completely dressed in black, refined and important as is due to a kind of wine of ancient origin that finally returns to be poured and tasted in our glasses.

 

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