OUR WINE

Castello di Fosini by Antinori

 

The winemaking development of our company began in 2007 with a micro-environmental and pedologic study of the soils where trees were not growing where the vineyards that exist today could be planted.

These factors oriented the choice of international grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The first vine was planted in the areas characterised by a great difference in day and nighttime temperatures. Instead the other grape variety with a black berry was grown in the more sheltered cooler areas during the summer months.

The soils being studied had been abandoned for over forty years and characterised by great compactness and a total absence of water regulation. Together with the Florence University Agrarian Department, a project oriented towards the study of the area and the individuation of the works to be carried out to consolidate stability. The preparation of the soils for planting of the first six hectares of vineyard required over seven months of work.

 

 

 

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Authorized retailers:


ITALY (except Rome)
PROPOSTA VINI
www.propostavini.com

phone +39 0461 534795

 



ROMA
TRIMANI
via Goito, 20
00185 Roma, Italy 
phone +39 06 4469661
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www.trimani.com



FIRENZE
ENOTECA VIGNOLI
Via Cimabue 9r
50121 Firenze, Italy
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phone +39 055 2343220

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CASTELLO DI FOSINI

Pinot Nero

CLASSIFICATION: IGT Toscana
YEAR: 2011
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Nero
CLIMATE: The weather conditions in 2011 were particularly rough in the area, especially in the spring, which was particularly rainy and on the cooler side. The summer months up until the first few days of September were particularly sunny and dry, and this sped up the development of the vines enabling the crop to recover after the spring. The second half of September was cool and also characterised by rain with storms. In these situations, it is essential to pick just the right moment to harvest, and this moment varies from vineyard to vineyard. For these reasons, the harvest was completed in different shifts between the beginning of the month and mid-September.
VINIFICATION: Vineyards used to make this wine are situated in the Cornate di Gerfalco e Fosini nature reserve, near Siena, at an altitude of 650 m above sea level. Grapes were hand-picked and immediately chilled in a refrigerated truck at 6°C. This process ensured the grapes reached the winery perfectly intact and were at the ideal temperature to be worked, so as to maintain the characteristics of the grape variety. After de-stemming and partial crushing, the grapes were moved into stainless steel, truncated conical vats. Maceration lasted about 18 days with temperatures never rising above 26 °C. During this period, the alcoholic fermentation of the wine was also completed and the wine obtained was then poured into barriques where, by the end of the year, it also completed malolactic fermentation. After ageing for 10 months, the best barriques were put together and the wine obtained was bottled immediately. ABV: 13 %
TASTING NOTES: Bright garnet colour. The fragrance is captivating, with a spectrum of aromatics that ranges from blueberry and brandied cherries to liquorice. On the palate it exalts the equilibrium of the marked mineral notes and the fruity finish.

CASTELLO DI FOSINI

Sauvignon Blanc

CLASSIFICATION: IGT Bianco Toscana
YEAR: 2012
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
CLIMATE: The season began with a particularly rainy and cool spring, resulting in a slight delay in the growth cycle, however there was no interference with the regular development of the phenological growth stages. The month of July was fairly hot and dry, while August and September were cool and with a considerable difference in day and night time temperatures (over 10 °C), which is a characteristic of the area. These conditions favoured a slow and gradual ripening of the grapes, which maintained excellent acidity and aromatics. The harvest was completed in a number of shifts, between the last 10 days of September and the first 10 days of October.
VINIFICATION: The vineyards used to make this wine are situated in the Cornate di Gerfalco e Fosini nature reserve, near Siena, at an altitude of 650 m above sea level. Grapes were hand-picked and immediately chilled in a refrigerated truck at 6°C. This process ensured the grapes reached the winery perfectly intact and were at the ideal temperature to be worked so as to maintain the characteristics of the grape variety. After de-stemming and partial crushing, the must obtained was kept at 10 °C for about 24h to thus favour the settling. Afterwards, it was poured into temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, where alcoholic fermentation took place at temperatures not exceeding 18 °C. After fermentation, the wine was kept at 10°C until it was bottled, so as to preserve the aromatic fragrance of the grape variety. ABV: 12.5 %
TASTING NOTES: Bright straw yellow colour. It has a strong, greatly refined varietal aroma with notes reminiscent of citrus fruit and passion fruit. On the palate, it is well-balanced and persistent, fresh, and at the same time, sweet.