Spring brings the new vintage of the Governo di Castellare

Spring is in the air at Castellare di Castellina. And while nature awakens from the winter hibernation, the new vintage of the Governo di Castellare arrives on our tables: a red, fresh and drinkable wine produced according to a traditional Tuscan vinification technique called “governo” that has been abandoned in the Chianti Classico.


The Governo di Castellare 2018 is a very pleasant soft wine, easy to drink and can also be enjoyed cold. Ideal for those who prefer red wines for an aperitif. The advice, therefore, is to keep a bottle in the fridge for any occasion, especially when summer is coming.

“Senza lilleri non si lallera”, which means “without money you can’t do anything”, once said the Tuscan peasants. A motto that explains the origins of the ancient method of “governo” which sees the addition of a small quantity of dried grapes after the first fermentation to accelerate the maturation process of the wine. A method used since the Middle Ages that has been progressively abandoned with the advent of the long-aging Tuscan wines.

Castellare di Castellina, on the other hand, has never set aside this ancient and noble practice that still today adopts to produce the Governo di Castellare, a wine that smells of spring: it is not by chance that the iris appears on the label, a nice flower called giaggiolo in Tuscany. The first tasting notes, which date back over 100 years ago, often underlined the scent of this flower among the aromas of the wine produced with the “governo” method.

Live the magic that is renewed every spring…