Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Podere il Castellaccio in Wine Spectator

Podere il Castellaccio's Sangiovese "Dinostro" has been awarded an outstanding score by Wine Spectator for the 2016 vintage. According to critic Bruce Sanderson: "This has plenty of grip supporting the dark cherry and blackberry fruit. Pliable, picking up tobacco and spice flavors as this winds down."


Podere Il Castellaccio is situated in Castagneto Carducci, in the Livorno area of Tuscany. Alessandro Scappini founded the winery in 2009, but the estate has belonged to his family since the 1960s. The estate is situated on the hills along the Costa degli Etruschi, at an altitude of 100-160 meters above sea level in the world-famous Bolgheri area. The vineyards occupy 3.5 hectares and are planted to Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Foglia Tonda, Pugnitello, and Cabernet Franc. Podere Il Castellaccio is the process of organic certification and the ultiamte aim of the winery is to become a certified biodynamic producer in the near future. The vineyard area enjoys a temperate climate with long summers that offer the grapes the ability to ripen fully.

The name Dinostro is a rough translation of “nostro,” meaning “our, and “di noi” meaning “of us.” This means this wine represents their area and indigenous varietals.

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