Pure Grand Noir :The Story

The Grand Noir is a hybrid derived from a cross between Aramond and Petit Bouchet. It was created in 1885 by Henry Bouchet, who baptized it with the name “Grand Noir de la Calmette” in honor of the place where there was his property in the Hérault department. It is a vine with colored berry spread in France in the XX century. While until the sixties it was the fifth grape for extension of hectares, (about 31.000) currently it has almost disappeared from its country of origin. It was introduced in Italy (in Tuscany) by Professor Racah at the beginning of the XX century in order to replace Colorino and Tinturier. It was parti- cularly common in the area of the Pisan Hills. Today this type of vine, almost disappeared, thanks to a research of Castellani lasted more than 15 years in collaboration with the University of Pisa, began to grow in Poggio al Casone hills.

Grand Noir Toscana IGT

Appellation

Toscana IGT

Region

Tuscany

Grape

100% Grand Noir

Alcohol

11.5%

Vinification and Refinement

Grand Noir grapes are harvested by hand. At this point follow the alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks for a period of contact with the skins of 8-10 days and then, after pressing and racking, the malolactic fermentation takes place still in stainless steel vats. During the year are made 3 rackings and then the wine is bottled and left to rest for a minimum of 12 months.

Wine Characteristics

Intense ruby red color with purple reflections, very fruity on the nose with ints of strawberry and wild dark fruit. Very spicy and complex with elegant nuances of black pepper and Mediterranean balsamic herbs, light refreshing body with velvety texture.  The flavor that recall some of the best Northen Italy Pinot Noir.

Food Pairings

Thanks to its spicy and light flavor the Grand Noir match perfectly with Asiatic cuisine and light meal, it is also a perfect red wine for appetizers. Serving temperature 18-20 ° C.

Man Behind The Wine

Meet Piergiorgio Castellani.

Piergiorgio Castellani

Winemaker and Development Manager of Castellani Spa

Meet the Italian winemaker behind Castellani wine, Piergiorgio Castellani, believing that products can be made better for both the consumer and the environment while still maintaining an affordable purchase price, creating a new standard for Italian wines.

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