Castorani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Amorino 2016

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The Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Amorino 2013 produced by Cantina Castorani is part of the interesting production of this company, today relaunched by a group of friends led by the former Formula 1 driver Jarno Trulli.

A production that is based on the use of grapes from organic agriculture, grown in the middle between the Majella National Park and the Adriatic Coast, where the sea breeze combined with the cold winds of the mountains creates an ideal climate for the cultivation of the vine.

In this context, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Amorino 2013 expresses all the qualities of the most famous grape variety in the region, highlighting its structure and persistence.

The grapes are harvested manually, long masceration on the skins and an aging for 12 months in wooden barrels on lies are able to mitigate the strong features of the grape giving it an unexpected balance.





Rosso rubino impenetrabile, con nuances viola.


Concentrato, speziato, dai piccoli frutti di bosco alla liquirizia, con note leggere pepe, vaniglia e cioccolato.


Al palato é molto strutturato, pieno ed avvolgente, con tannini armonici ed eleganti. Al retrogusto si presenta lungo, intenso e persistente con note di frutta matura, confettura, balsamiche e speziate.


Il Montepulciano è ideale con primi piatti elaborati a base di carne, selvaggina e carni alla brace.



YEAR 2016
TRAINING SYSTEM Tendone e spalliera.
ALCOL 13.50
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED Manuale in Novembre con accurata selezione dei grappoli ed uve parzialmente sovramature.



CLASSIFICATION DOC Montepulciano d?Abruzzo
GROUND Argilloso ricco di scheletro in profondità.
REFINEMENT 12 mesi fusti di legno "sur lies". Affinamento in bottiglia: oltre 6 mesi.
WINEMAKING Fermentazione a 30 ºC a cappello galleggiante con frequenti rimontaggi e "délestages", macerazione per oltre 40 giorni in vasche da 150 hl. Fermentazione malolattica: durante la macerazione sotto vinaccia.



Red shramp 2010
Red shramp 2012
Red shramp 2013
Red shramp 2016
Bibenda 2015

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Name: Castorani
Start-up year: 2002
Cultivated hectares: 35
Winemaker name: Angelo Molisani
Address: Alanno (PE)
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The earliest records of this estate go back to the year 1793.This gorgeous property was part of Lady Adelina Ruggeri De' Capobianchi's dowry when she married the illustrious Raffaele Castorani, who's fame came from his years as a teacher at the Sorbonne in Paris and mostly from the development of the first cataract eye surgery. Ever since, the estate has been known as Villa Castorani. Later, another famous person acquired the estate, Antonio Casulli, born in Sardinia. Later, he became an International Law professor at the University of Naples, and went on to teach in Tokyo where he even earned the respect of the emperor Hirohito. It was during this time that the estate of Villa Castorani really developed with the acquisition of over 490 acres of cultivated land. After Casulli's death, the entire estate was divided, and thus began its decline. The Villa was abandoned and it seemed like all the wine making traditions were lost. The decline continued for many years, until 1999, when the estate's history and luster of yore were brought back to life thanks to the tenacious will of a group of friends, now business partners in the company. Each member personally supervises all the phases required for wine production: from the loving cultivation of the grapes, to the very careful harvest, the vinification, the promotion and the commercialization of the products. The absolute obstinacy, typical of the people from the Abruzzi region, the respect for the traditions and mostly the uncompromising pursuit of the best products, give Villa Castorani's wines the best character obtainable. The bottles of wine from the estate tell a beautiful story of passion, tradition and quality. Villa Castorani lies in an ideal setting: in the municipality of Alanno, in the province of Pescara, between the Majella national park and the nearby Adriatic sea. Sitting at 350 meters above sea level, it enjoys ideal sun exposure and night winds, and consequently, great thermal range. All of it gives the wines their unique and precious character. Today, like in the past, everything rotates around the beautiful Villa Castorani. The estate now sits on 75 acres of luxuriant and uncontaminated countryside. The grapes cultivated here are mostly red Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and whites Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Malvasia, Cococciola, Pecorino and Passerina. There is also an area where new experimental varietals are tested. The average age of the vineyards is over 30 years. All the area is cultivated following strict organic guidelines: neither chemical pesticides nor fertilizers are used.