The great wines, those from ancient lands, from ancient vines have the same scent of the wonderful India ink drawings by Andrea. Only poetry is really able to cross the historical ages speaking the only language that the truest part of us can understand…as well as a bottle can cross oceans carrying messages into the unknown.
Along with Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino is Tuscany’s most famous DOCG and its boldest expression of the Sangiovese grape. The word Brunello translates roughly as ‘little dark one’, and is the local vernacular name for Sangiovese Grosso, the large-berried form of Sangiovese which grows in the area.
Our Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is produced and refined in the heart of the production area, from vineyards situated in a countryside rich in traditions and history. The origin of Vino Nobile goes back to the 17th century, when it was defined «The King of Tuscan Wines». Doubtlessly drunk and appreciated by aristocrats (hence its name) this wine has transcended its fame to modern times. In the last 20 years Castellani family took part to the renewal of the excellence of this wine.
Vermentino is one of the few white grapes that perfectly acclimated to the Mediterranean Tuscany. It loves sea breezes and sunlight and in return provides opulent flavour and radiant freshness. This wine is produced with Vermentino grapes grown in the low-yielding vineyards of the coastal Tuscany.
Made with grapes selected from Castellani’s coastal vineyards with characterized by the typical sandy, clayey and calcareous soil. To produce this premium Tuscan wine we follow the old traditional vinification method. A portion of this wine is refined in wood for six months, the remaining part remains in steel tanks for at least one year. The two different cuvée are blended before bottling.
This Chianti Riserva is produced from specially selected Sangiovese grapes grown following the traditional methods in the vineyards of the Chianti production area. The wine is aged in Slavonian oak casks owned by the Castellani Family historic cellars where it performs malolactic fermentation and ages for a minimum period of 24 months. It completes its refinement in bottle.
Andrea Collesano is born in Pontedera in November 1980. Obtained the artistic diploma in 2004, he graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, with a thesis analysing the metamorphic and mythological figures in Bocklin painting, focusing in particular on the zoomorphic part. He lives and works since several years in Forte dei Marmi. The sea element, the nature and animals are its main source of inspiration. He loves painting with black ink on the paper he prepares by himself, giving to the material a taste of ancient times and a feeling of melancholic serenity.