Terra di Casteani
The “Premier Wine” of our estate.
It is the result of a patient and careful manual
selection of Sangiovese (70%) and Merlot (30%)
coming from our better “cru”.
Vintage 2008, will be remembered as one of the
most rainy year with rains expecially at the end of
october allowing the re-creation of water reserve
in the field. The good weather, up to harvest,
allowed the grapes to ripen slightly in advance,
yielding grapes with a remarkable aromatic
complexity and concentration. The grapes were
hand-picked and put into 15kg cases.
Harvesting was completed middle of September
for the Merlot and for the end of September for
the Sangiovese .
The cellar, located at the base of the vineyard,
allowed us to limit the grapes’ time in the cases.
Vinification took place in stainless steel
termoconditioned tanks with 16 days of
fermentation and maceration on the skins.
Pumping over, punching down and delastage
were performed in that period to ensure better
extraction of noble component of skins and pulp.
After racking and first lees removal, the wine was
transferred to fine grain, medium-toasted oak
french barriques of first and second passage for
malolactic fermentation and 14 months of ageing.
The finished wine links the remarkable tannic
Sangiovese structure with the fruity Merlot
This vintage presents a bright red ruby colour, on
the nose it presents soft fragrance with hints of
red fruits, spices, balsamic scents, in the mouth it
has a tannic structure of high performance.