Tenuta di Castellaro, Lipari, Italy

 

The viticulture at Tenuta di Castellaro is artisan and involves no use of synthetic chemicals. The soil is sandy, volcanic, deep and rich in trace elements. The training system they use is traditional Sicilian, the Etna alberello method. They are a growing winery sticking to traditional values and practises with a modern influence to enable them to become more efficient and resourceful. The winery and vineyards are surrounded by breath-taking views, overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea, and the neighbouring islands of Salina, Filicudi and Alicudi. The full force of the surrounding environmental factors are obvious, they play a part in the profile of the wines produced, along with the terroir, the flora and fauna growing in and around the vineyards. You will find pine trees, fennel and caper plans amongst other aromatic vegetation. The winery strives to be as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible.

These wines are ecological gems. 

Vines per hectare: 9000. Harvesting method: manual, with grapes selected during the harvest. Natural manure. Plant protection: copper and sulphur. Mechanical weed control. Vineyards: 9.5 ha. Production: 35 000 bottles.

 
Tenuta di Castellaro - Bianco Pomice 2011
19.00

This Malvasia is extremely elegant, pure and intense with ideal acidity and a harmonius taste. Nuances of freshly cut grass and nettle.Closure of hazelnut and moss. Dreamy!

Suggested recipe Turmeric tagliatelle with cannellini cream, grilled asparagus and prawns or Vegetarian Sushi

Grapes: Malvasia delle Lipari 60%, Carricante 30%, other native grapes 10%

Alcohol: 13.5% Sulphite: 30mg/L

 

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Tenuta di Castellaro - Rosa Caolino 2014
15.00

Delicate and elegant, this wine originates from the vines that grow on the ancient Quarries of Caolino. If you love rosé, this is your wine!

Suggested recipe Fias knäcke (crisp bread)

Grapes: Corinto 60%, Nero d’Avola 30%, other native red and white varieties 10%

Alcohol: 12% Sulphite: 30mg/L

 

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Tenuta di Castellaro - Nero Ossidiana 2011
19.00

A stunning Corinto red. On the nose there is cherry mixed with salty and earthy nuances with a discrete spice of black pepper. Very juicy taste, but still agile and fresh with the saline mark of the volcanic soil giving it great elegance.

Grapes: Corinto 60%, Nero d’Avola 20%, other native grapes 20%.

Alcohol: 13.5% Sulphite: 30mg/L

 

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Tenuta di Castellaro - Corinto 2013
25.00

This is a dry ruby red wine with purple highlights.Delicate and elegant. On the nose there is ripe red fruits, with hints of vanilla and anise. The taste is savoury, harmonic, remarkably persistent, spicy and slightly tannic.  

Grapes: Corinto Nero 100% Alcohol: 13% 

Sulphite: 78mg/L

 

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Tenuta di Castellaro - Malvasia delle Lipari Sweet Wine 2013 - 37.5cl
21.00

"Nectar of the Gods"

Wine from dried grapes with complex hints of apricot, dried rose and white fig. The taste is a perfect balance between sweetness, acidity and minerality, which makes it pleasant and persistent. 

Grapes: Malvasia delle Lipari 95%, Corinto 5%.

Alcohol: 13% Sulphite: 105mg/L

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