DOC Maremma Toscana
An interlacement of journeys, two paths that meet and an idea that comes to live. All this brought together in Santasso, the new creation of Tenuta Casteani. An experience, both personal and joint, that’s what this wine represents in the first place. Like Mario Pelosi, owner of the vineyard, who followed the complete route of the Camino de Santiago in 2017, with the aim of discovering broader horizons.
This is how the new wine of the Casteani family, pure Viognier, came to live. Straw-colored with greenish highlights. On the nose is complex, intense and persistent: hints of apricot, pineapple and yellow peach, followed by floral notes of wisteria and broom. The mouthfeel is round, soft, fresh and salty. The aftertaste is long and offers hints of citrus fruits and apricot.
On the label of Santasso the symbol of the pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela can be found: the scallop shell. The tradition that was handed down through the centuries by the ancient medieval pilgrims tells that after one has reached the city of Santiago and after having prayed at the tomb of the saint, after being purified by a dip in the ice cold water of the Atlantic ocean and after having burned the clothes worn during the journey, one will assist at a sunset at the most extreme point of the European coast, at Finisterre. And it is this beach where the famous shell is picked up as proof of having completed the Pilgrimage to Santiago.