The Austrian entrepeneur Karl Egger and his family have been visitors to the region of Tuscany for decades. They fell in love with a small corner, just outside the medieval town of Radda in Chianti between the cities of Siena and Florence.
The winery Tenuta di Carleone was born in 2012. Sean O’Callaghan, to his friends “IL GUERCIO” (one eyed rascal!), was asked to join and help to build a small artisinal winery making classically defined Sangiovese with a twist. Sean’s twist...
Consequently the winery “Tenuta Carleone di Castiglioni” is located in the heart of the Chianti region. It was named after the small village of Castiglioni (small castle) which was first mentioned in the year 1078 when the monks of Badia al Coltibuono founded it.
This wine is our expression of Tenuta di Carleone. A blend of 100% Sangiovese grapes and selected parcels of wine. We are pushing to make an elegant wine defi ned by the terroir that will age wonderfully. Hand picked selection of the best grapes from all the vineyards.
|FERMENTATION||in cement and open bins|
|AGEING||18 months, 10% new tonneaux, the remainder in cement and stainless steel|
|BOTTLED||in 750 ml, Magnums, Jeroboams and some Mathusalems|
Aged in French