"... today, the visionaries who experience with crops and vines and pruning and grafting and barrels and bottles, and time are those who have honed the art, having studied the craft of making wine, who continue to study to do more and above all do better. Wine production has become an almost exact science, but retains the charm and awe of the earth and thebenevolent and threatening whims of sun and rain. Just nothing to frustrate the efforts of man and science instead of making a good harvest. Today in every cup that become empty there is the knowledge of a few and the hard work of many, faith and knowledge and the dream that has no end sincethe first cluster crushed between the fingers."
The Castellani Family controls over 1000 hectares of landed estates situated in the territories of Chianti, Chianti Classico and Maremma; with around 210 hectares of own properties are planted to specialized vineyards. Absolutely natural cultivation, that uses viticulture practises of various organic, ecological and biodynamic systems.
The Castellani Family produce classic wines in Tuscany since more than 150 years. Every generation continually experiment with their vineyards and cellars in order to select the best Tuscan wines to be bottled under the family brand.
Our love for Italy and its wines has lead to the composition during the years of a collection of the greatest varietal and regional wines.
Every year we taste hundreds of wines and make a severe selection of which ones offer the best quality/price ratio besides strong varietal characteristics. We hope our work will help to maintain alive your interest in all those wines that are the true expressions of a territory, a culture, a population.
The quintessence of Italian wines, discover our Chianti production
Chianti is a group of wines that are made in Italy in the Chianti region of Tuscany. It is actually considered as "the" Italian wine. For a wine to retain the name of Chianti, it must be produced with at least 80% Sangiovese grapes.
Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-coloured (black) grape varieties. The actual colour of the wine can range from intense violet, typical of young wines, through to brick red for mature wines and brown for older red wines...
Discover our super tuscans! Wines made in Tuscany that are very good to drink and that do not conform to one of the standard wine compositions (meaning the percentage of certain grapes used to make the wine).
A term used in the United States to describe a higher quality classification of wine above every day drinking table wines. While premium wines maybe very expensive there is no set price point that distinguishes when a wine becomes a "premium wine".
Wine made from grapes grown in accordance with principles of organic farming, which typically excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and low sulphite levels.