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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

  • Guide ViniBuoni d’Italia 2017

    Stars for Castellani wines

    Great confirmation by the Guide ViniBuoni d’Italia 2017 by Touring Club Italiano, which rewards our wines with very good grades.

    Chianti Classico Docg Campomaggio 2013 (4 Stelle) / Toscana Igt Sangiovese Genius Loci 2013 (4 Stelle) / Chianti Docg Superiore Burchino 2014 (3 Stelle) / Toscana Igt Ciliegiolo Tenuta Santa Lucia 2014 (3 Stelle) / Chianti Docg Superiore Poggio Al Casone 2014 (2 Stelle)

     

    2016, Oct 05 · Reviews ·  Share

  • James Suckling, tasting results

    Excellent rating for our wines

    James Suckling has recently tasted our wines. Here Is the score list that you can also consult on the site http www.jamessuckling.com

    Toscana IGT Ceppaiano “Violetta” 2012 93 pts / Toscana IGT Ceppaiano “Alle Viole” 2013 91 pts / Grand Noir Poggio al Casone 2013 91 pts / Sangiovese di Toscana Genius Loci 2013 89 pts / Toscana IGT Burchino 2010 93 pts / Chianti Classico Docg Campomaggio 2013 92 pts / Chianti Classico Docg RiservaCampomaggio 2011 93 pts / Vermentino Toscana IGT Tenuta Santa Lucia 2015 90 pts / Toscana Bianco Ceppaiano 2015 87 pts - Toscana IGT Travalda 2011 90 pts

     

    2016, Oct 03 · Reviews ·  Share

  • Andreas Larsson, wine tasting video

    "Castellani Chianti Riserva 2013" selected for the Cité du Vin

    Video of "Castellani Chianti Riserva 2013" wine tasting by Andreas Larsson (world champion sommelier). Our Castellani Chianti Riserva 2013 has gained a prestigious position in the wine list of the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux where it will be the only representative of its appellation (Chianti DOCG). The wine has been selected by Andreas Larsson, supported by a tasting committee chaired by Michel Rolland, to realize the selection of wines that will be sold at the Enoteca, in the Wine Boutique and in the Cité Panoramic restaurant, which was inaugurated on May 31st 2016 in the presence of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande.

     

    2016, Jun 03 · Reviews ·  Share

  • Castellani Chianti Riserva 2013 seduces Bordeaux

    It will represent the Chianti appellation on the wine list of the Cité du Vin.

    Our Castellani Chianti Riserva 2013 has gained a prestigious position in the wine list of the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux where it will be the only representative of its appellation (Chianti DOCG). The wine has been selected by Andreas Larsson (world champion sommelier), supported by a tasting committee chaired by Michel Rolland, to realize the selection of wines that will be sold at the Enoteca, in the Wine Boutique and in the Cité Panoramic restaurant, which will be inaugurated on May 31st 2016 in the presence of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande.

     

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    2016, May 06 · Our wine enthusiasts ·  Share

  • Vinitaly 2016, 91 points for Chianti Classico Campomaggio 2013

    5 Stars Wine 2016

    From the 1st to the 3rd of April, an internationally renowned panel selected and made up of credible professionals scored the participating wines within Italy and the rest of the world. This commission awarded our Chianti Classico Tenuta Campomaggio 2013, Radda in Chianti, with 91 points...

     

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    2016, Apr 07 · 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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