Castellani rediscovers a vine from 1885
Through a research lasted more than 15 years the wine Grand Noir relives at Poggio al Casone.
The Grand Noir is a hybrid derived from a cross between Aramon and Petit Bouchet. It was created in 1885 by Henry Bouchet, who baptized it with the name "Grand Noir de la Calmette" in honor of the place where it was produced.
In the France of the twentieth century it was widespread, especially in the Midi and in particular in the regions of the Garonne and Languedoc. While until the sixties was the fifth grape for extension of hectares, currently has almost disappeared from its country of origin.
In Italy it was introduced by Professor Racah in the beginning of the twentieth century, in Tuscany, in order to replace Colorino and Tinturier. It was particularly common in the area of the Pisan Hills, then unfortunately also here has been lost.
But Castellani, that always cares the preservation of tradition in all its forms, has not surrendered to the loss of such a precious wine, through a research lasted more than 15 years in collaboration with the University of Pisa, has managed to bring back to light this vine, which is now growing again on our hills, in the vineyards of Poggio al Casone.
From this rare vine the winery produce a particular wine with a rubin red intense color and a very spicy and fruity flavor that recall some of the best Northen Italy Pinot Noir.
Total black look with silver foil on the label, the 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.