Forest berries, spice and distinctive balsamic notes on the nose merge to form a bouquet with a huge personality.
The well-balanced palate is fresh, with the right amount of acidity and close-knit tannins, conceding a lingering finish. Excellent with braised or stewed meats, as well as roast kid or lamb.
“Erasmo Castelli” is the Winery’s leading wine, made only from Montepulciano grapes, harvested in crates, with each hectare on the estate yielding 3,500kg. The grapes ferment slowly on skins in oak casks and are moved to new oak barriques for malolactic fermentation and about 24 months ageing.
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About the producer: Maria Pia Castelli
The Maria Pia Castelli Winery produces natural fine wines using selected grapes and the best equipment: a perfect blend of tradition and innovation.
When Maria Pia’s father, Erasmo Castelli, established the winery in 1999, driven by his passion and expert skills, he intended to make only top of the range wines.
Since then, under the capable management of Maria Pia and her husband Enrico Bartoletti, the company has achieved top quality in just a few years. Both at home and abroad, the wines are acknowledged as some of the most appealing on the Piceno viticultural scenario.
The secret of the success of Maria Pia Castelli’s wines is revealed by some unique, special aspects of working the soil, tending the vines and processing the grapes. The vineyard is painstakingly cared for, from the time of meticulous winter pruning, followed by biodynamic treatments and thinning of excess grapes, keeping only the best. Finally, grapes are harvested by hand.
The underlying principle is very simple: quality is preferable to quantity.
From the vine to the cask, every process is completely natural, using traditional methods, and each stage is performed by hand.