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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

  • Our Nobile on the prestigious Vintages

    Filicheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in the collection of premium wines in the catalog of Canadian LCBO Monopoly.

    On the prestigious catalog Vintages of Canadian LCBO Monopoly came out a specific article that talks about the birth and evolution, the typical area and the quality of the wine of Montepulciano, a Nobile who has heart. To our Castellani Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2010 was dedicated the back cover and a large article in the catalog that collects the greatest premium wines selected for Fall 2014.

     

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    2014, Sep 30 · Reviews ·  Share

  • 90/100 to Grand Noir 2012 by Tanzer

    The wine critic Ian D’Agata says and 89 to the Burchino Genius Loci Sangiovese

    Also this year the work done in the constant search for quality of our wines rewards us. 90/100 is the rating given to the Grand Noir Toscana IGT 2012 Tenuta di Poggio al Casone by a magazine known for its rigorous judgments, the Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar.
    Tanzer, since 1985, is the direct rival of the Wine Advocate, which fights the fiery prose with a more composed style, but with the same kind of rigour. Among the leading critics in the field of wine, Tanzer is the one closest to the consumer; This has been demonstrated by comparing  judgements on Cellar tracker, the website where every wine lover can express his opinion.
    In Italy Tanzer has a young and  very expert collaborator: Ian D'Agata, the autochthonous variety paladin, who at the moment is writing a monumental work of art on the subject. But that's not all, Ian writes for the major British wine magazine “Decanter” and teaches at the New York University.

     

    Here his judgment:

    Grand Noir Toscana IGT Poggio al Casone 2012
    (100% grand noir):  Deep ruby.  Spicy nuances of quinine and cinnamon accent ripe red berries on the enticing nose.  Bright and juicy, offering delicate red berry and floral flavors that linger nicely on the back end, which is smooth but vibrant thanks to lively, harmonious acidity.  Not unlike a village Burgundy even if it's less aromatic than usual owing to the very hot 2012 vintage. I'm willing to bet that no reader has ever tasted a wine made exclusively from this variety: Grand Noir is a teinturier, and to the best of my knowledge this is the first-ever estate to have made a monovarietal bottling with it. Considering how uninteresting many wines made with teinturiers are, this is really quite promising; it appears that yet another Italian native grape has been rescued from extinction.
    90 pts

     

    Besides the Grand Noir also another of our wines got a great judgment by the same critic, Ian D'Agata:

    Genius Loci Toscana IGT Burchino 2010
    Medium-deep ruby-red.  Spicy aromas of red cherry, sandalwood and underbrush.  Suave and juicy, with a ripe red cherry flavor complemented by delicate oaky nuances.  Finishes moderately long but with a trace of alcoholic heat.  This estate is located near Terriciola, an area that has only recently entered the quality wine sweepstakes.  The site is characterized mainly by nutrient-deficient hillside soils with a noteworthy fossil content.
    89 pt

     

    2014, Sep 24 · Reviews ·  Share

  • Harvest 2014 @ Castellani estates

    It's "crush" time!

    After a summer complicated by the season, our harvest this year begins.

    In this period, the site has added a special diary of harvest, in the right column, in order to present updates of the works that follow one another in the various estates. Wednesday, September 3rd, the first day in the vineyards of Ceppaiano.

     

    2014, Sep 03 · Life ·  Share

  • Burchino, a Chianti of "Diamond"

    First place overall in the Pisa area

    The jury of "Festival del Chianti", divided into three committees of taste has declared the victory with unique opinion of our wine as the best Chianti in the province of Pisa. A great opportunity because the quality of the wines in the competition was very good and growing steadily, just as you would expect from this area, particularly suited to Sangiovese.

     

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    2014, Jul 15 · Press release ·  Share

  • Sustainability and innovative packaging

    A special solution for the new organic wine Toscano Santa Lucia

    A fresh vintage red with fruity characteristics that goes well with Mediterranean cuisine. The novelty of the "Toscano" is in the packaging that uses an original and innovative solution "twist to open" which is called HELIX™, the ideal solution for an organic wine bottling, focusing on sustainability and reduction of energy and CO².

     

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    2014, May 16 · Ecological orientation ·  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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Castellani, 110 years

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.

 

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New artistic look for Novello 2013

Waiting for our Burchino Novello Toscana IGT 2013, in October, in meantime we present the exclusive label. This year, the artist who "dresses" our Novello 2013 of Burchino Estate is (nothing less than!) Ugo Nespolo. Painter and sculptor of international fame, multi-talented artist, designer, illustrator, bibliophile, filmmaker, Nespolo is one of the masters of contemporary art in the world.

 

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