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  • The 2015 Harvest in Castellani Tuscan estates

    The report

    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.

     

    2015, Nov 17 · Life ·  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

  • September, month of harvest

    A team and heart work.

    September is truly a busy month. The countryside invaded by the smells of must, tractors in the dirt roads, people who work intensively in the vineyards, scissors cut off the clusters, buckets filled up, emptied and filled up again. The black beans and the white beans...

     

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    2013, Sep 30 · Life ·  Share

  • 2013, it’s “crush” time!

    We are almost at the start&go.

    These days we are in turmoil. We are running all over in our vineyards tasting grapes to check the status of maturation.

    We are close to the harvest, we are almost at the start&go which will see many hands at work and many buckets filled with bunches.

    The Merlot and Syrah will be the first to activate the crushing machines, then follow the Ciliegiolo and all the other...until the Sangiovese grape.

    A pleasant “intermezzo” will consist of aromatic white grapes, Riesling and Traminer of the Ceppaiano vineyard.

    As a result of our checks we can affirm that the health status of the grapes looks great, the quantity is naturally selected from the cold spring 2013.

    So now we just have to start... It’s “crush” time!

     

    2013, Sep 02 · Life ·  Share

  • La Cattura, ancient tradition and respect for the environment

    The animals are not killed, after checking the state of health they are liberated

    An article in the newspaper "Il Tirreno" talks about. Hunting for repopulating, this is the purpose of "La Cattura" (the capture), the event which takes place every year on the second Saturday of the month of February, in the Poggio al Casone company owned by the Castellani family. Basically, it's a hare hunting done in a sustainable way, in the sense that the hare is not killed. In fact, the purpose of the day is to capture animals for verification of their state of health and placed back on the free territory.

     

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    2013, Feb 05 · Life ·  Share

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Tenuta di Burchino

The Burchino Estate covers approximately 37 hectares in the village of Terricciola, one of the best areas of the Pisan hills, in the Chianti area. The estate belongs to the Castellani Family since 4 generations; in the old cellar are still preserved documents of the early 1900s harvests.

 

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Chianti Classico DOCG - Castellani

This Chianti Classico is produced from specially selected Sangiovese grapes grown in the vineyards of Chianti Classico appellation, the most ancient Chianti area. Vivacious ruby red colour. Bouquet, fruity fragrance, hints of violet, cherry and wild red berries. Taste, full-bodied, dry and traditional, it becomes harmonious after at least one year of ageing.

 

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Il Trionfo di Bacco, Tangus Dei, Prabhat... wine is music

Il Trionfo di Bacco an exclusive music research we have made with our friends of the Concerto Armonico. We discovered and recorded ancient compositions with wine theme. Tangus Dei, combining a musical journey with high quality wine. Prabhat cd comes from the recording of a meeting; two Europeans and three Asians, musicians from Italy and Nepal, had a jam session in a studio in Tuscany.

 

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