Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grapes: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Vinification and refinement
The grapes are hand-picked and selected in crates. They are successively vinified blending all the different varietals in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Follows the maceration with the skins for 20 days and delestage every three days. The malolactic fermentation takes place in barrique by 225 Lt first passage where the wine is poured twice. After a permanence of minimum 18 months in barrique, the wine is bottled with no filtration. The our wine "Fattoria di Travalda" is not clarified and requires a certain period of refining in bottle.
Colour: Intense ruby colour.
Bouquet: Extraordinary floral components with intense notes of geranium and jasmine, red berries, toasted coffee, cinnamon and spices.
Taste: Rich and full bodied with silky tannins.
Ideal with all Mediterranean dishes, roast, game meat and spicy cheese. Serve at room temperature.
In the ancient Travalda estate, name dating back to Roman times, is located the headquarter of the Castellani winery and the vineyard of homonymous “Bordelaise blend”. The estate is located in the Arno valley a few miles from the coast in the town of Pontedera, expanding logistic area, and for this reason chosen in the seventies to build the bottling winery where the offices and logistics warehouse are located. Within the estate is the “casa degli archi”, rural nineteenth-century structure that houses the aging cellars of red wines produced from grapes grown in the adjacent five hectares of vineyard. The decision to dedicate the vineyard to the cultivation of Bordeaux grape varieties comes from the desire to continue the tradition of the Tuscan coast who sees in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot the main vines of the great coastal "Super Tuscans". The vineyard is conducted under biological system.