The high value of the wines produced in the area of Montalcino was already known during Etruscan times; in fact, the Etruscans had thriving settlements on these hills. The name "Tenuta Poggio il Castellare" (Poggio il Castellare Estate) brings us back to the historical roots of the place: the remains of an ancient settlement, with what remains of houses and towers on top of the homonymous hill, beside the vineyards. The vineyards of the estate stretch on the sunny slopes overlooking the picturesque landscapes of the Val d'Orcia on one side, of Mount Amiata on another side and, finally, from the Pian del Bosso vineyard you can enjoy the mystical sight of the Abbazia di Sant' Antimo (Sant' Antimo Abbey).
Poggio Castellare stretches for 8 hectares of land covered with vines. The itinerary is structured through rooms for the fermentation, then 3000 lt barrels and smaller barrels (barriques) in which the wine goes through the process of refining before getting bottled and stored.
The cellar is on the steep part of Monte Castellare, taking its names from this territory, and it is surrounded by the vineyards of the property. The building completely built of stone rises majestically and recalls the history of the place. Recently constructed, the cellar is divided ion two distinct areas side by side. The first part of the cellar has the stainless-steel tanks and vat-barrels dedicated to the creating of the wine which is carried out according to the most traditional methods of production. The second more picturesque part instead houses all the 30hl and barrique barrels. Within these places one breaths the intoxicating aroma of the wine that remains here for a long time in an ideal temperature. The upper part of the cellar has been built with two towers connected by a splendid glass veranda which is used for wine tastings and meetings, furnished in excellent classical taste while mixing in some of the more modern tendencies.
Producer and bottler: Tenuta Poggio il Castellare
Loc. Castelnuovo Abate
I-53048 Montalcino (SI)
+39 0577 832982