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."
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.
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...
Gilbert & Gaillard, tasting 2016
Gold medal to our wines
Once again this year excellent ratings for our wines from the prestigious French guide Gilbert & Gaillard. The 2013 Chianti Classico DOCG of Campomaggio estate has been awarded 91 pts. 91 pts also for the Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2011 from the same estate. The Genius Loci Sangiovese Toscana IGT 2012 from Burchino estate won 88 pts. As for the wines of Tenuta Poggio al Casone, Chianti DOCG Superiore 2014 was awarded 89 pts and La Cattura Toscana IGT 2013 87 pts. Thanks to the excellent scores achieved, all the wines mentioned won the prestigious Gold Medal with our great satisfaction.
The contest called "I Pisani più Schietti" XVII edition
The Sangiovese di Toscana IGT Genius Loci 2010 of our Burchino Estate in Terricciola village (Pisa), No. 1 category Pisan area Aged Red Wines. It is an important result, especially because in local contests the wine judges have a deep knowledge of the territory, thus giving us a further confirmation of the high quality of the top wine of our Estate.
The 2015 Harvest in Castellani Tuscan estates
The elements which characterized this year in Tuscany were a winter full of rain and a mild spring with good water reserves; bud break began early compared to last year, as well as the flowering began after the middle of May, which was followed by an excellent fruit setting.
The extremely hot summer has been crucial: temperatures higher than normal and low rainfall for a rather extended period, both conditions that allowed a very positive trend of grapes ripening and the storing of aromatic and polyphenolic substances. The climatic conditions counteracted the onset of major diseases of the vine: the vineyards have therefore enjoyed an unusual health, the bunches appear very healthy. After mid-August the situation changed again with providential rainfall and the consequent drop in temperatures that re-established the ideal conditions for the remaining cycle of the vine, bringing the turgidity in the grapes at optimal conditions.
September ran with favourable climate, effective in consolidating quality.
In the farms owned by the Castellani family the harvest began 10 days later than usual: it started on 2nd September with Merlot in the Travalda Estate and ended on 9th October in the Campomaggio Estate. Low rainfall during the harvest contributed to the excellent health of the grapes harvested at their full ripeness.
In our Estates the handpicking and the further selection of grapes are giving good results in vinification.
2015 proves to be an excellent vintage, distinguished by superb quality of the grapes, mainly for Sangiovese that could express its best thanks to perfect vegetative and ripening stages.