On the territory of Castellina in Chianti, at an altitude of about 400 meters above sea level grow vineyards whose age is twenty-five years. It was there born melodic wine Chianti Classico. Alcoholic fermentation lasts 18-20 days and is carried out in a temperature-controlled steel tanks at a temperature of 28 ° C. At the end of malolactic fermentation is made easy clarification of wine. Then it was over 7 months kept in barrels of French oak rock that had previously been used and have a volume of 2.25 and 5 hectoliters. After bottling Chianti Classico spends in the bottle another 7 months. Wine storage capacity is about 10 years.
Chianti Classico from Castellar de Castelino is a good example of how you can even today, producing quality wines from native grapes, respect the traditions and local history, while not succumbing to the whims of fashion. Fashion trends often force manufacturers to lose the uniqueness and elegance of the wine. Wines Castellari di Castelino always a classic harmony of taste and flavor, as well as the softness that is always appreciated real wine lovers.
Domini di Castellina Castellari - a family owned company, located in the Chianti region, in the commune of Castellina. Since 1979, the company is owned by Paolo Panerai. The history of farming began in 1968 with the unification of the five vineyards in the heart of Tuscany, in the scenic area, at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. Some of them (about 33 hectares) is located on the hills overlooking the south-east. They became the basis of the first wineries Paolo Panerai - Castellare di Castellina. In the vineyards prohibited the use of pesticides and herbicides. Age of vines from 5 to 40 years. The maximum exposure to the sun, good drainage, the soil is a mixture of limestone, marl and clay - all these factors make it possible to get a small, but very high quality crop from which the structured, intense wine with great aging potential. Today Castellari di Castellina produces about 240,000 bottles of wine per year. The winery and vineyards are not only traditional but also innovative technology. Image of birds on the labels of bottles of wine from Castellari di Castellina symbolize the company's approach to environmental protection.
After Castellari di Castellina Paolo Panerai has created in the heart of the Maremma area of Tuscany farm Rocca Frassinello. This major international project developed in partnership with Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite. It includes 500 hectares of vineyards, of which 80 hectares of vines planted today Sandzhoveto (40 ha), Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Shiraz. The project is based on the best Italian and French traditions of viticulture and winemaking.
Panerai third economy, which came into Domini di Castellina Castellari, was Feudi del Pisciotto. The winery is located in Sicily. It owns 40 acres of vineyards, half of which is planted with a variety Nero d'Avola, and a new cellar for wine-making and aging wine.
Alessandro Chellai, general manager and chief enologist of Domini Castellare di Castellina, says: "Each of our wine has the task of expressing the absolute superiority, quality and tradition. We are very pleased to offer our wines for people who appreciate the deep roots and unique professional skills winemakers."