Wine

The Wines of Castello di Vicarello

The vineyards lie at the heart of a rolling landscape close to Castello di Vicarello , on well-tended soils where care is taken to leave intact the original lines of these charming hills. Planting is in accordance with the precepts of a highly advanced level of viticulture, and makes use of the best available genetic material. Attention is focussed, in particular, on the ideal combination of environment and the selected grape varieties while bearing in mind the form of vine-training system. This thinking is behind the decision to grow Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot, with the intention of producing wines in which no grape variety dominates over the others. Lastly, both cultivation and vinification are carried out in accordance with the precepts of organic production. The area under vines stretches over around 6 hectares overlooking the Castle. Current production is linked to the Castle’s vineyards, where Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Sangiovese clones are grown, divided over two parcels of land, the first south-west facing, the second southeast facing.
In 2005, there was the first harvest for a Brunello di Montalcino, which will be available in 2011

The Wine Harvest:
During September guests are welcomed to join us here at Vicarello for the wine harvest, and can  help pick  grapes on the vineyards. Guests can then participate in cooking classes where they will learn how to incorporate the grapes from the vine in to delicious Tuscan recipes.

We can also help arrange special outings including wine tastings and tours throughout the Tuscan wine areas.

The Wines

Castello di Vicarello, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot
Terre di Vico, a blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Merlot
Brunello di Montalcino 2005 Riserva , will be released in March 2011-it is produced in the Montalcino area.

Now available:

Castello di Vicarello

Castello di Vicarello - Organic Wine

Vintage: 2006
Denomination: Toscana IGT
Grape: 45% Cabernet Franc, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Name and age of vineyard: Vigna del Castello, 9 years
Soil type: light coloured marly limestone, dark grey clay schist associated with compact
arenaceous limestone
Exposure and altitude: gentle hills, 350 m.a.s.l.
Training system: bush-trained
Planting density: 10,000 vines/ha
Production: 500 gr./root-stock
Fermentation: carried out in 30 hl. truncated cone-shaped Slavonian oak vats. Malolactic fermentation carried out in barriques
Maturation: 8-10 months in new French oak barriques; at least 24 months in glass
Characteristics: a well-articulated nose, with notes of mint and eucalyptus supporting blackberry
jam; then come aromas resembling dried fig, sweet tobacco and lastly dark chocolate.
The same complexity is also found in the mouth, where the wine is full, dense and lively: the
fragrance of the tannins is such as to guarantee definition and balance right to the finish,
where the dark chocolate returns and persists
Bottles produced: approx. 2,500
Points: 5 Grappoli Bibenda guide 2011,
3 blue stars (excellent wine) Guida Veronelli

Castello di Vicarello 2006
Magnums (1.5 ltr) and Double Magnums (3 ltr) Available on Request

Castello di Vicarello

Terre di Vico

Vintage: 2006
Denomination: Toscana IGT
Grape: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot
Name and age of vineyard: Vigna dell’Anfiteatro, 8 years
Soil type: light coloured marly limestone, compact arenaceous limestone, calcareous clay flysh
Exposure and altitude: terraces, 250-300 m.a.s.l.
Training system: bush-trained
Planting density: 8,000 vines/ha
Production: 800 gr./root-stock
Fermentation: carried out in 30 hl. Truncated cone-shaped Slavonian oak vats. Malolactic fermentation carried out in tonneaux.
Maturation:15 months in new & second passage French oak tonneaux; at least 12 months in glass
Characteristics: balsamic and well defined on the nose; it has notes of cherry, accompanied
by darker aromas of tobacco which fade into hard nuances of tar. The mouth feel is full and
immediately lively, with a fruit well sustained by the structured composition of the tannins; the
finish has a marked and fragrant flavour
Bottles produced: approx. 2,800

Awards: 4 Grappoli Bibenda guide 2011,
3 blue stars (excellent wine) Guida Veronelli

Magnums (1.5 ltr) Available on Request

Also available vintage 2004 and 2005

Castello di Vicarello

Direct Wine Purchase and Shipping Information

Minimum Purchase: a case of 6 – prices vary depending on purchases of more than 12 bottles. Cases can be mixed between the two types of wine.
Prices include airfreight, packaging and taxes for customs

Shipping Cost to the United States:

12 Bottles – Euro 160,00
6 Bottles – Euro 120,00
Shipments take about 15 working days

If Shipping to a Company with a Company Name and VAT number:

12 Bottles – Euro 115,00
6 Bottles – Euro 78,00
Shipments take only 5 working days

Shipping Cost in Europe:

Prices include airfreight, packaging and taxes for customs

12 Bottles – Euro 50/60,00 (depending on the destination country)
6 Bottles – Euro 40/50,00 (depending on the destination country)
Shipments take about 1 week

Shipping Cost in Italy:

12 Bottles – Euro 22,00 per case
6 Bottles – Euro 18,00 per case
Shipments take about 2 working days

For more information on Castello di Vicarello and its products, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Castello di Vicarello
Loc. Vicarello, 1
58044 Poggi Del Sasso (GR),
Toscana, Italia

Tel: +39 0564 990 718 – 990447
Fax: +39 0564 990 718

Email: info@vicarello.it
Website: www.castellodivicarello.it


Castello di Vicarello
Castello di Vicarello