THE CASTAGNOLI WINES
Learn more about the unique blends of Castagnoli wines. Spanning over 13.5 hectares, our south and southwest facing vineyards are framed by traditional Tuscan stone walls. Chalk and silt-containing clay forms the nutritious foundation that Tuscany is so famous for.
Castagnoli is proud to have its wines recognised by some of the the leading European wine critics. Please click below to learn more about Castagnoli's reviews.
“Best Chianti Classico of 2014”
CASTAGNOLI CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG
Our Chianti Classico is grown on vineyards that are densely planted with Sangiovese Grosso. The foundation of this wine lies in the typically highly calcareous Galestro soil, shaping its distinctive taste of the original Chianti. Picked solely by hand, the grapes are instantly fermented in small-sized fermenting vessels and then stored in oak barrels with 1,800 litres in capacity.
“Chianti Classico 2016: 92 Points”
CASTAGNOLI TERRAZZE RISERVA DOCG
Our Terrazze, composed of grapes from the Sangiovese Grosso type, grows on Tuscany's typical stone terraces just the way it has done for centuries. The particular micro climate of these hand-built terraces fosters the thorough ripeness of the grapes. Without undergoing any form of filtration or enological conservation, this wine is typically bottled after 20 months in small-sized oak barrels.
“Top 10 Chianti of 2013”
Our Salita stems only from our most precious vineyards along the steep inclination towards the estate and therefore rightfully forms the top of our wine range. Picked by hand and sorted carefully, the grapes are immediately fermented. Its newly won wine is then stored in small oak barrels for 24 months. Following another six-month period in bottles, our Salita impresses with a harmony of natural elegance that is typical for Sangiovese.
CASTAGNOLI ARCOBALENO SYRAH
Formed like a rainbow, our vineyard Arcobaleno (Italian for rainbow) is a uniqueness of the Castagnoli estate. Planted over 30 years ago, at a time when Syrah was hardly known in Tuscany, these grapes form a very particular type of Syrah whose powerful elegance and structure remind one of the wines from the Norther Rhone (Hermitage / Cote-Rotie). It is now an essential part of Castagnoli's history.
CASTAGNOLI HORTULUS MERLOT
Framed completely by beautiful Tuscan stone walls, our vineyard Hortulus is a sole source for this wine. For over 20 years, wine of the Merlot type has been growing here. The mineral-intensive soil - a combination of clay, shell and chalk - provides the usually rather corpulent Merlot with a fresh dose of minerality. Following 24-30 days on the mash, the young wine is then stored in small-sized oak barrels.
Our Rosé - or Rosato in Italian - is the newest and lightest addition to our portfolio. Pressed shortly after its harvest, the wine stems solely from our Syrah grapes. The lack of longer fermentation with the grape skin gives it the lighter and refreshing color that makes a Rosé unique. Our Rosé was created as the perfect companion for a hot August day under Castagnoli's Tuscan sun and is best served cold.