Paolo Caciorgna is Casali’s master winemaker that oversees every aspect of the wines. From planning and planting the vines to ensuring their healthy growth to personally harvesting the grapes with his team and guests to tasting and testing the finished wine, he takes personal responsibility for every sip that crosses your lips.
Paolo hails from San Gimignano, Italy, the medieval Tuscan town made famous for Vernaccia, one of the country’s oldest white grape varietals. After studying viticulture and enology in Siena, Paolo has emerged on the Italian scene as a winemaking luminary. His work with Casali has helped our wine to win numerous Wine Spectator awards. For more information, please email Casali at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest time at Casali and throughout Tuscany ranges from late September to early October. The grapes are expertly removed from the vines, smashed, mixed as appropriate and put into casks.
Guests of Casali are invited to participate in the picking and smashing of the grapes.
Ripe with tradition, the harvest celebrations in Tuscany were formalized in the early 20th century and remain one of the best times to visit the region.
All wines are grown and fermented on the Casali mountainside with the careful attention given to the rest of the villa and its guests.
Grapes varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese. They are picked at peak times by Alberto, his staff and his guests lucky enough to be present during harvest time.
From the vine, they are masterfully blended and aged from 12 to 30 months in French barriques.
Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points, Wine Spectator
Plum jam aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate in this fruity, soft and straightforward red.
87 points, Wine Spectator
Aromas of strawberry and black cherry, with a hint of wood, follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a sweet fruit finish.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points, Wine Spectator
Blackberry jam and sandalwood aromas, with fresh herbs; Full bodied, with velvety tannins and jammy fruit; Tannic and rich.
91 points, Wine Spectator
Blackberry and black cherry aromas follow through to a full body, with very silky tannins and a berry, vanilla, and chocolate aftertaste.
92 points, Wine Spectator
Fascinating aromas of light raisin, roasted coffee bean and rosemary; Full-bodied with well integrated tannins; A silky texture, and long, flavorful finish.
Vermentino, Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp fruit forward wine, with hints citrus fruits.
Our olive oil is pressed from frantoia olives that are grown on our vineyard. They are harvested between October and November every year.
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