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Castellani Summer Wine Tour ’13

This year the Castellani Summer Wine Tour is especially dedicated to the wines branded Castellani. Piergiorgio Castellani present the family wines to the restaurants that joined the project CASTELLANI ENOTECA and to those which will become a selected selling point where the American public will be able to taste the best Castellani wines with a perfect culinary combination. Among these we mention the pioneers of the project: the renown Antonello Ristorante in Orange County, the famous Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica, the refined restaurant Sapori in San Diego and the Bucci‘s brothers legendary place in Crest Hill (San Diego) where Francesco Bucci will prepare an "Aperitivo Italiano" based on Castellani‘s Tuscan wines.

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Sabino Russo, winemaker

name > Sabino Russo. place and date of birth > Bari (IT), 1974/07/05. zodiac sign > Cancer. occupation > Chief winemaker at Castellani Spa. hobbies > Off-road, football, gardening, pet care. your first wines > As a child in the basement of my grandfather in Puglia, I worked with him in the vineyards and in the cellar. favorite Italian food and wine that best combines > Raw seafood and Traminer Ceppaiano. preferred italian movies > Febbre da cavallo (1976), Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (1970). ingredients to make an outstanding wine > Sun, soil, grapes, passion and expertise in making wine. Time and patience in being able to wait for the right refinement of the wine in concrete or in the bottle. the winemaker is a job or a lifestyle > A lifestyle, no doubt. your dream in life > Hanging around in the vineyards with my Land Rover Defender 110, with many children, my wife and a faithful dog.

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Traminer White Toscana IGT

The Ceppaiano estate is located on the ancient banks of the Arno river, on sandy soils that are rich in minerals and fossil material of marine origin, in one of the best areas of the Pisan Hills about 25 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea. This wine is intensely aromatic, with floral notes accompanied by the taste of lychee typically associated with the Traminer grape. A wine of excellent structure, soft and creamy, suitable for long aging in bottle.

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International Events

Castellani Wine Dinner @ Ristorante Sapori - San Diego

On July 16, at the famous Italian Restaurant “Sapori” of San Diego, California, a Wine Dinner entirely dedicated to our great Castellani wines. For the American public this event will be an opportunity to meet Piergiorgio Castellani during dinner, in order to talk about the famous Tuscan wine and the characteristics that make it so unique in the world. Let‘s meet in San Diego!

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Castellani Great Wines

Grand Noir Toscana IGT

The "Phoenix" of the great historical vines, Grand Noir is a hybrid derived from a cross between Aramon and Petit Bouchet created in the early ‘900‘s. It‘s a color grape spread in France, almost disappeared from his country of origin. Through a search duration of over 15 years Castellani, in collaboration with the University of Pisa, has revived this vine again in the Tuscan hills of Poggio al Casone, near Pisa.
This great wine shows a ruby red color with violet hues, very fruity on the nose with hints of strawberry and wild fruits. Very spicy and complex, with elegant shades of black pepper and of Mediterranean balsamic herbs, has a refreshing body with velvety texture. The taste resembles some of the best Pinot Noir in Northern Italy.

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Biology & nature

Scientific research found a bug that was "untraceable"

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It was since 1903 that it could not be found. It is a small insect, a Hymenopteran of the family of hover-flies (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Euphorinae), a sort of tiny wasp that is part of one of the most species-rich families.
The important news is that this insect was observed in one of our most important organic vineyards on the estate of Poggio al Casone, where for many years - together with dr. Andrea Lucchi and dr. Augusto Loni, entomologists at the University of Pisa - we are conducting an experimental research in order to understand the effectiveness of anti-moth by mating disruption and the influence of this on biodiversity.
“We were very impressed by this discovery - explains Piergiorgio Castellani - which helps us to better understand the importance of biodiversity in our ecosystem and confirms the validity of our efforts to provide a scientific basis for the development of techniques for organic cultivation of the vineyard. As a company, for years, we are working for sustainable agriculture in a sustainable environment and the relationship with the University goes in that direction. Finding out that where we live with our families there is a world almost invisible but so complex and important for our existence on this planet, makes us all more aware and more responsible and helps us to vigorously pursue a concept of quality of our wines wider and more complete.”

Creative Territories

Materia Prima -

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Why a site for Materia Prima is named If you were to explain why... The problem, at the conceptual level, can be overcome. The theorem is simple. Given that Ceppaiano is the physical and metaphysical area elected to receive Materia Prima in its ideas and in its forms, so the web area where it lives is And that is also its address. The estate is a perfect setting, surrounded by nature, where time seems to pass more slowly. Perfect for reflection, mystical. Inspiration.

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Luxury wines

Maserati Ghibli Exclusive Cocktail

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The Ceppaiano wines will be served at "Ghibli Premiere Cocktail", Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Marina di Pietrasanta (IT). An elegant and exclusive evening in style at the launch of the Maserati Ghibli, the new jewel of Maserati.

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