90 points Wine Spectator
"This is rich and juicy, boasting black cherry, blackberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Polished, with elements of toast and spice emerging as this lingers. Sangiovese, Pugnitello, Foglia Tonda and Ciliegiolo. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases made."
Vinous Reverie Notes
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. Varietals: Sangiovese, Pugnitello, Foglia Tonda, and Ciliegiolo. Soil: Schist, galestro. Organic and Biodynamic. Each variety is fermented separately in 20 hl wooden casks. Maceration on the skins for about two weeks. After racking, blending is carried out and the wine is aged in 20 hl wooden caks for 12 months, then a further 12 months aging in bottle. Tasting Notes: Elegant, spicy notes with hints of morello cherry and blackcurrant, balsamic vinegar, vanilla, and Mediterranean pine resins.