- Appellation: DOCG Chianti
- Region: Tuscany
- Country: Italy
- Colour: Red
- Grape Varieties: Sangiovese
- Soil type: Clay
- Vessel type: Wood - Other (e.g. acacia, cherry etc.)
Notes on additives, aids & processing used:
- No temperature control.
- Total Sulphites: 70 mg/L
- This wine is fermented spontaneously.
- Other Information:Biodynamic wine
The Casale farmholding is situated on a hill to the north of the Elsa valley, close to San Gimignano ,Volterra and the sienese chianti zone. The specific area is actually mentioned in paleontological writings as it is rich in marine fossils from the Pliocene era, some of which are still visible and visitable today in the form of the “calanchi”, huge stalagtite type formations, natural erosions of the clay based soil surface.
The farm dates back to 1770 and the company ledger details the annual harvests from that date to 1915, and still previously to that date there are traces that go back as far as the year 1000, which suggest that the original building was some sort of look-out tower, and even today there are remains of the ancient walls still standing in the deepest part of the cellars. Naturally the building has changed with the passage of the centuries to bring it to its current external appearance.
We have been farming organically and biodynamically since 1980 and our produce bears the “Demeter” trademark from 1995. Our product range includes wine. Red, rosé, and white, sparking white ( spumante), vinsanto ( dessert wine), chianti grape flavoured and balsamic vinegars, grappa, oak matured grappa, brandy, extra virgin olive oil and pearl barley.
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