The earliest records of this estate go back to the year 1793.This gorgeous property was part of Lady Adelina Ruggeri De’ Capobianchi’s dowry when she married the illustrious Raffaele Castorani, who’s fame came from his years as a teacher at the Sorbonne in Paris and mostly from the development of the first cataract eye surgery. Ever since, the estate has been known as Villa Castorani.
The estate of Villa Castorani really developed with the acquisition of over 490 acres of cultivated land. The uncompromising pursuit of the best products, give Villa Castorani’s wines the best character obtainable.
The bottles of wine from the estate tell a beautiful story of passion, tradition and quality. Villa Castorani lies in an ideal setting: in the municipality of Alanno, in the province of Pescara, between the Majella national park and the nearby Adriatic sea. Sitting at 350 meters above sea level, it enjoys ideal sun exposure and night winds, and consequently, great thermal range. All of it gives the wines their unique and precious character.
The grapes cultivated here are mostly red Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and whites Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Malvasia, Cococciola, Pecorino and Passerina. There is also an area where new experimental varietals are tested. The average age of the vineyards is over 30 years. All the area is cultivated following strict organic guidelines: neither chemical pesticides nor fertilizers are used.