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Podere Castorani - Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Casauria Riserva label
Podere Castorani - Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Casauria Riserva bottle

Podere Castorani - Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Casauria Riserva 2015

Red Wine

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Item# 83136-15


With over 200 years of history Podere Castorani spreads across 75 acres of lush countryside in the province of Pescara, Italy, between Majella National Park and the Adriatic Sea. The estate’s principal grape varieties are Montepulciano d'Abruzzo in red and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo in white. The partners regularly test new grape varieties in a perpetual search for the fullest expression of the terroir. At Podere Castorani, their pursuit of excellence can only be satisfied through respect for traditional expertise.

Technical data

Alcohol volume: 14% vol.
Variety: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 100%.
Meters above sea level: 340 metres.
Exposure: southeast.
Training system: traditional overhead trellis system "pergola" of Abruzzo region.
Yield per hectare: 8 t/ha.
Soil: deep clay soils with rich texture.
Harvest: by hand in the second half of October, accurate grape selection.
Malolactic fermentation: during maceration with skins.
Ageing: first 12 months "sur lies" in oak barrels and next 6 months in vats.
Bottle ageing: over 15 months.


Hand harvested at the beginning of November, fermentation takes place in concrete tanks with manual pump-over to improve the extraction of the color and the varietal aromas. Extended maceration then takes place for over 40 days. The wine is aged for 12 months “sur lies” in oak barrels and for the next 6 months in concrete tanks followed by a bottle aging of over 15 months.