Appellation: Toscana IGT
85% Teroldego, 15% Syrah
Vinification and refinement
This Tuscan Cru has
received great appreciation for its originality and freshness. It stands out
with positive judgement from the wine-tasting commission organized by the
Province of Pisa to rate the wine that aspire to the new DOC Terre di
Pisa. This wine, whose name has been inspired by the annual
capture of wild hares bred in the natural setting of the vineyards, is the
expression of an organic agriculture that has renounced to any product or
procedure damaging nature, rediscovering the great values of an antique wine-growing
process. The wine is made with a selection of Teroldego and Syrah grapes. It
follows the traditional vinification methods and it is refined for 12 months in
Colour: Purple red colour.
Bouquet: Notes of red berries,
blackberries and hints of white pepper.
Taste: Medium-bodied, fresh,
velvety with well integrated tannins.
J. Suckling: "Shows freshly sliced plum, with crushed raspberry, almost
peach. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a long clean and crisp
finish, hard not to drink now. A fascinating wine"
F. Tasker - The Miami Herald: "Light and bright, with flavor of
raspberry and cloves"
M. Bedford - Edge
Food & Drink: "I've been recently enamored with La Cattura, an
organic wine that is at once fruity and light, without compromising a
dishes, poultry and vegetable soups. Serve at room temperature.
The Poggio al Casone vineyard is located on the first hills overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea in the municipality of Crespina, an ancient castle in the province of Pisa. In the heart of the vineyards are located the main villa and the old houses built during the Leopoldina era (circa 1800) and recently restored respecting their history, now set of the wine experimentation centre of the Castellani Family and of a renowned resort farmhouse. The vineyards cover about 27 hectares of alluvial soils consisting of tufaceous sands alternating with layers of gravel from river result of repeated flooding of the mouth of Arno river. The location of the vineyard at the confluence of the Arno valley and the plains overlooking the sea, is one of the elements that makes the area particularly vocated to the production of quality wines, thanks to the deep and draining soils, sea breezes and intense brightness. The entire vineyard has been subject of repeated renovations in the 60s by engineer Sarti, inventor of the Vespa engine, and then by the Castellani Family who, since 1995 - year of the acquisition - has turned the estate into one of the most famous ones of coastal Chianti. The Poggio al Casone estate hosts the experimental vineyards of the University of Pisa dedicated to the research and preservation of local varieties.