MADONNA DEL LATTE - Castelletto di Sucano - 2011


Castelletto di Sucano




Country:                      Italy

Appellation:                Umbria

Grape(s):                    Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage:                       2011




in Munich



Pleasant and complex

  • Color:               Red
  • Nose:                Green pepper, sage, laurel
  • In mouth         Smooth tannins, fine acidity



  • Temperature:    18°
  • Ageing:                Now
  • Wine pairing:      Cheese, Salami, meat


Our passion for Italian wine was engendered by our work in cultural tourism in Italy and the books we published on Italian cooking and culinary culture. When we travelled in different regions looking for the best and most interesting restaurants, the high quality winery owners were a very fruitful source of information. Visits to the wineries for tastings and communal feasts sometimes led to deep friendships with people who soon infected us with their passion for wine.

We started to look for a suitable location to grow our very own, personal wine, and in 2000 we found it in the region of Orvieto. We were immediately fascinated by the discreet charm and unspoilt rusticity of the village called Sugano. In spring 2005, we entrusted the planting of our vines to the agronomist Federico Curtaz. Before, he prepared the soil for the celebrated wines of Angelo Gaja in Piemont, today we we benefit from his experience. As a consequence, the vines on our volcanic soil are growing fabulously, also thanks to the optimal alignment towards the sun and the excellent aeration 450 meters above sea level due to breezes from the Umbrian mountains.

Since July 2009, our winemaking has been supervised and overseen by the oenologist Dr. Paolo Peira. After the conferral of his doctorate in Rome, he further specialised at the universities of Alba and Bordeaux, among others, where he now teaches Italian Winemaking, a subject that is also of interest for the French wine scene these days. In 2007 he was nominated for the Premio Luigi Veronelli for the category of best winemaker of the year. He is wholeheartedly assisted by our son Leon, who has joined our winemaking team after having finished his training at winemaking schools in Silberberg/Steiermark and in Krems, and after having worked in South Tyrol, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, California and New Zealand.

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