A wine’s finest ingredient is the honesty of the man who produces it.
From “La montagna di fuoco” by Salvo Foti
Lipari: an island shaped by the fire arising from its bowels, fertile and dominated by the sun, the winds and the sea. Massimo Lentsch, a businessman from Northern Italy, discovers it and decides to tie his coats of arms to this land, to celebrate it trough his wine.
Two distinct settlements on the Island to produce different wines:
Castellaro: a plateau high above the islands of Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi, 350 meters above sea level, dedicated to the production of a white wine, two red wines and a rosè.
Cappero: an example of heroic viticulture, South-East oriented vineyards on sea level, facing the island of Vulcano, dedicated to the production of a Malvasia delle Lipari DOC.
Lipari is characterized by a high presence of pumice and obsidian. For centuries they have been the base of the Island’s fame and economy, and now of the wines of Tenuta di Castellaro. Aren’t they a bit like grapes: white or black, but still the same fruit?
An experienced winemaker and agronomist, Salvo Foti, skilled in cultivating volcanic soil, the uncompromised choice of vineyards planted with an ancient method — the alberello (bush or gobelet), the membership in the Vigneri group: everything testifies a wine production system respectful of environment. And, finally, a bioenergetic cellar, equipped with the best production technology. This is Tenuta di Castellaro’s choice: the firm will to produce excellence.
Tenuta di Castellaro
Bianco Pomice 2009
Nero Ossidiana 2008