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Best Winery of 2018

16/04/2018

Castorani has won “Winery of the Year” Award by London Wine Competition 2018 which took place in London on March 8-9

Estate Castorani lies in a perfect setting, in the region of Alanno, in the province of Pescara, between the Majella national park and the close-by Adriatic ocean. It appreciates perfect sun presentation and night winds, and therefore, awesome warm range. Every bit of it gives the wines their remarkable and valuable character. 

Castorani

Image above: Estate Castorani

Jarno Trulli, who retired after a highly successful racing career that spanned almost 15 years and more than 250 races, acquired the Podere Castorani in 1999 as a welcome break from the pressures of F1: “I became interested in wine because traveling the world for Karting, F3, and F1; I realized that wine is a noble sign of every terroir. I [wanted] a project linked to my roots and origin", Jarno explained.

Jarno Trulli

Image above: Jarno Trulli

Recently, Castorani has been named “Winery of the Year” by London Wine Competition 2018 which took place in London on March 8-9.

Here you can have a look at the best wines from this winery.

1. Amorino

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It has a deep ruby red color with violet tones. It has aromas of concentrated, spicy licorice, small forest fruits with soft hints of vanilla, pepper, and chocolate. It is exceptionally organized to the palate, full-bodied and rich, with amicable and exquisite tannins. Long aftertaste finishes, exceptional and constant, with notes of preserved fruits and spices. It contains 13.5% alcohol.

Throughout the meal, it goes well with rich meat dishes, stewed or roasted.

 

2. Cadetto

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It has excellent ruby red shading with violet tones. It has a fragrance of intense red fruit notes with light indications of flavors and chocolate. It is medium bodied to the palate, mature tannins and notes of flavors and chocolate. It contains 13% alcohol.

Great with first courses with meat sauces, it is perfect with red meat; flame broiled and cooked second courses.

 

 

3. Jarno Rosso

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It has intense ruby red color with violet tones and concentrated aroma with notes of faded grapes, spices, licorice and small forest fruits with soft hints of vanilla, chocolate and faded rose.

It is exceptionally structured to the palate, full-bodied and rich, with harmonious and exquisite tannins. Long aftertaste finishes, extraordinary and diligent, with notes of preserved fruits and tobacco. It is best paired with beef, pasta or lamb.

 

4. Podere Castorani

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Again, with intense ruby red color with violet tones, it has aromas of spicy licorice, small forests fruits, with light notes of vanilla, chocolate and faded rose. On the palate, it is full and rich bodied with silky and elegant tannins.

It is aged for 12 months in wooden barrels "sur lies" and then 6 months in tank, bottle aging is over 15 months. It contains 13.5% alcohol.

 

 

You can find these wines at the local stores nearby you, so don't forget to take a chance.