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."
Castellani, 110 years
A milestone that will be reached with the end of the year.
With the end of 2013, the Castellani family celebrates 110 years of history.
More than a century of work and dedication to Tuscan wine and viticulture lived through 5 generations that have largely contributed to make the Chianti one of the most famous and sought-after wines in the world.
Today, the company remains firmly in the hands of the family and continues to look to the future with optimism, always looking for new ideas and new markets where to make known the amazing Italian wine and food culture, one of the true excellence that make our country unique.
Proud to have reached this milestone and looking forward, let's make a toast wishing happy holidays and happy new year to us and to you.
Eva & il Lupo
A sound journey for the poetess and the musician.
Once again the name Castellani binds to a cultural project. In this case, the company has co-produced a fascinating musical work created by the collaboration between the writer-painter-actress Eva Malacarne and musician Andrea Lupo Lupi. "Eva & il Lupo", this is the name, is in fact an album out of the ordinary because it combines poetry and music in an absolutely original and unusual way mixing with taste and technical capacity many styles and rhythms.
It ranges between reggae and rock, pizzica and flamenco, latin jazz and country, reaching even folk sounds. Beautiful and important lyrics sung mostly in Italian but not only, some of them in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 13 tracks where the depth of the texts of Eva combines perfectly with the intensity of music composed by Lupo and arranged by both. To give even more depth to the project is the musical execution; lively, engaging and sophisticated of the musical ensemble 4 Venti, Roberto Molesti (piano, organ and accordion), Alessandro Criscino (drums) and Mimmo Mollica (harmonics).
The album will be presented Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Teatro delle Sfide of Bientina (PI) and on this occasion there will be a special tasting of semi-wild pork sausage, pleasantly accompanied by the Ceppaiano wines.
For us excellent results on the major wine guides.
Positive reviews for our wines by the leading guidebooks, the Espresso Guide, the Guida Oro Veronelli, the Guide of the Touring Club and Gambero Rosso. In addition to appreciating the intrinsic quality of the wines, all of the above guides are keen to emphasize our commitment in the field of environmental sustainability and our project on organic cultivation.
A star is born!
...and the constellation of the Castellani estates shines more and more.
It is so, a new light is kindled in the constellation of the Castellani estates. The family has in fact recently acquired a new vineyard of approximately 20 hectares in the area of the Pisan Hills.
"Le Tagliate", this is its name, is located within the Santa Lucia Estate. The cultivation of this vineyard, totally of organic management, therefore, enters by right to be part of the ambitious project Castellani Bio and represents a good opportunity in the research on Ciliegiolo grape, a typical variety of Chianti grapes that is giving excellent results also in purity, especially in the vineyards near the Tuscan coast.
In this regard, our aim concerns the production of a new Ciliegiolo 100% collected according to the canons of the late harvest with a slight drying on the vine.
We can already say that the first vintage of this wine is producing excellent results. Completed its fermentation in fact, it comes with a excellent structure, a pleasant natural sweetness and an intense color. We are also working on the graphic design of the bottle and we expect to present this novelty at Vinitaly 2014.
Rosso di Sera, a wine in support of the association Autismo Pisa Onlus
Among the risks linked to air pollution should be added the one to have children with autism, syndrome with an alarming growth trend: to confirm this is the important study of the Harvard School of Public Health. Castellani Spa, which works and produces according to the principles of sustainable viticulture and spreading the ecological culture, has decided to support the association Autismo Pisa Onlus through a wine called "Rosso di Sera", produced and bottled in the maximum respect of the environment...