Castagneto Carducci (Bolgheri) ICEA certified organic and DEMETER biodynamic farm, consisting of 4 hectares of which just under 3 are planted with vines The winery has existed since 2002, obtained from the union of several farms and was created with the recovery of fields that had not been cultivated for some time.
and was created with the recovery of fields that had not been cultivated for some time. These are contiguous to a stream, the Fossa di Bolgheri, which borders the
the Fossa di Bolgheri, which borders the farm on one side. The place is characterised by three ancient mills, which were originally those of the
of the Castello di Segalari. The oldest mill, the Mulino Buselli, was first mentioned in the
in the Lorraine land register since 1650, is located right on the stream and has recently been restored and used as a wine cellar.
wine cellar. Another mill, higher up, has been restored and used as a rural dwelling. The mills
The mills worked with water that was intercepted by the ditch and collected in the ancient gora, a kind of basin,
upstream of the two buildings. On the other side of the farm there is the ruin of another old mill. The plants are bred without chemical fertilisers or the use of systemic products, favouring the fertilisation of the land with the practice of "greening".
The plants are grown without chemical fertilisers or the use of systemic products, favouring the fertilisation of the land with the practice of green manure and symbiosis with mycorrhizae so as to allow them to find the resources to vegetate independently, for wines that are an authentic expression of the territory. Fermentation takes place only with the grape's indigenous yeasts. The wine matures in cement, terracotta and oak barrels of 10 and 23 hectolitres. The low yield per hectare (50 quintals), the selection of the grapes and the naturalness of the vinification process without the addition of chemical additives, express and enhance the uniqueness of the Bolgheri terroir in the wine. The varieties produced are Cabernet Sauvignon (44%), Merlot (29%), Sangiovese (13%), Petit Verdot (11%), Syrah (3%). The white grape varieties are Vermentino (93%) and Manzoni Bianco (7%).