Sangiovese Toscana IGT Famiglia Castellani Collezione Collesano
Made with grapes selected from Castellanis coastal vineyards characterized by the typical sandy, clayey and calcareous soil. To produce this premium Tuscan wine we follow the old traditional vinification method: completely mature grapes are harvested from vineyards and immediately processed in our cellar where the fermentation process takes place at controlled temperature. A prolonged maceration with the skins follows for at least 10/15 days. After malolactic fermentation a portion of the 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 the bottling. WINE DESCRIPTION Colour: Intense ruby red colour. Bouquet: Rich plum and bramble fruit flavours and a slight hint of cherries followed by a characteristic scent of violets, strawberries and pepper. Taste: Red fruits mingles with sweet woody notes. Warm, the nice texture is characterized by vigorous but delicate tannins. The slight aging in wood gives the wine a pleasant feel of toasted coffee and vanilla. AWARDS 90 pts: J. Suckling 2017 – vintage 2014 90 pts: Luca Maroni 2018 – vintage 2014
Chianti DOCG Riserva Famiglia Castellani Collezione Collesano
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. WINE DESCRIPTION Colour: Deep ruby red colour. Bouquet: Intense aroma, fruity flavors of cherries and strawberries. Taste: Full, smooth and quite tannic, long finish and very winding. AWARDS 89 pts: Andreas Larsson blindtasted.com 2017 – vintage 2014
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Famiglia Castellani Collezione Collesano
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. We follow the traditional vinification methods: completely mature grapes are harvested from vineyards and immediately destemmed and softly pressed. The fermentation takes place at controlled temperature with a prolonged maceration with the skins. The minimum ageing period is 24 months in traditional casks of Slavonian oak. Thanks to its firm character our Vino Nobile has a great ageing potential. WINE DESCRIPTION Colour: Intense ruby red colour with garnet reflections tending to orange with ageing. Bouquet: Intense notes of ripe plum followed by delicate scents of cherry and strawberry. Spicy sensations and hints of leather and tobacco. Taste: The mouth-feeling offers round but steady tannins with an elegant and well-balanced complexity .The flavors persist through a lingering and smooth finish. AWARDS 90 pts: Andreas Larsson blindtasted.com 2017 – vintage 2013
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Famiglia Castellani Collezione Collesano
Montalcino area has one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany with the Sangiovese grapes in the area ripening up to a week earlier than in nearby Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti Classico. 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. According to the disciplinare di produzione (the legal document laying out the wine's production laws) Brunello is required to age for a minimum of 2 years in oak casks while bottle ageing must be at least 4 months. The wine must be bottled in only Bordeaux bottles within the township of Montalcino and can be released for sale only five years after the harvest. WINE DESCRIPTION Colour: Intense ruby red tending towards garnet as it ages. Bouquet: Intense and characteristic, ethereal and complex, fruity and oaky, with balsamic overtones. Taste: Full-bodied, luscious and well structured with long finish. AWARDS 92 pts: Andreas Larsson blindtasted.com 2017 – vintage 2010
Vermentino Toscana IGT Famiglia Castellani Collezione Collesano
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 vineyard of the coastal Tuscany. At the arrival to the cellar, the grapes are de-stemmed and softly crushed. By pressing we obtain different fractions of juice, each of which is cooled to 8°C for 24 hours in order to favor the natural decantation. The clear must is then poured into stainless steel tanks where the alcoholic fermentation takes place at a temperature not exceeding 12°C. About a month after the fermentation, an accurate assessment of the different lots of wine obtained is made to assemble the selected ones to make the final blend. WINE DESCRIPTION Colour: Straw yellow with light golden hues. Bouquet: Complex with floral notes, white flowers, with stone and Mediterranean spices, sage, rosemary and mint. Taste: Persistent, full and well balanced by the mineral notes and the bright acidity. AWARDS 90 pts: Luca Maroni 2018 – vintage 2016
Castellani Spa is one of the leading Italian private wineries owned by the Castellani Family that in 2017 celebrates the 114th Anniversary since the start of the export activity; today Castellani exports quality Italian wines to 46 countries in the world.
The Company owns over 200 hectares of landed estate situated in the territories of Chianti Classico and in the prestigious area on the coast of Tuscany, Colline Pisane, planted to specialized vineyards where the vines are pruned and tended in ways that assure production of grapes of the finest quality, mainly noble Tuscan varietals such as Sangiovese. A winery is located in each vineyard estate so that the grapes can be immediately pressed, vinified and refined in the best traditional way. Today Piergiorgio Castellani, following Giorgio and Roberto, is one of the protagonists of the Chianti new generation working to re-establish the importance of the ancient viticulture and creating new exciting Tuscan wines with very deep roots.