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Tenuta di Castellaro

Tenuta di Castellaro - Corinto, Lipari, Italy (2020)

Tenuta di Castellaro - Corinto, Lipari, Italy (2020)

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Rare grape alert! Pretty much only found on the island of Lipari this is reminiscent of Mt Etna - dusty, bright red-fruited, salty and delicious. Dried Mediterranean herbs and bite.

REGION Italy > Sicily > Lipari

Corinto Nero 100%

FORMAT 750ml Bottle
ABV 12.5%
FEATURES Low Intervention, Organic, Vegan-Friendly

Destemming of the bunches and vinification in French oak barrels, with maceration for about 10 days during which some punching downs are carried out. When it is drawn off, the wine is poured into 500L barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place and is then aged for at least 1 year before being bottled.

From high-elevation vineyards on sandy volcanic soils, Lipari is a volcanic island in the Aeolian archipelago a few hours off the north coast of mainland Sicily, known mostly for its tiny production of sweet passito wines made from dried Malvasia delle Lipari grapes. 


Massimo Lentsch, a businessman from Bergamo founded Tenuta di
Castellaro with his wife Stefania Frattolio in 2006.  The vineyards are surrounded on all sides by the Aeolian sea, where vines shared the volcanic soil with robust caper plants. 

The estate is a member of the I Vigneri (as signaled by the gnarled old vine embossed on the bottle), a winegrowers' guild that dates back to 1435 but was resurrected by Lentsch's consultant Salvo Foti, the godfather of low-intervention wine in Sicily, and missionary for high-density bush vines.

The winery itself has zero impact on the environment by utilizing solar and wind power. 

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