Although the origins of the Etruscans are still shrouded in mystery, far more concrete and palpable are the signs of their civilization which are evident, not only in the many archaeological finds that abound in Cerveteri, but also in the impression that was left in the territory intended to a rational agricultural production. In this context, the vine cultivation, has occupied a privileged place for thousands of years. This explains why the Cerite territory suited to this type of cultivation, boasts a very respectful winemaking tradition.
This even though in the sixteenth century, Sante Lancerio, manager of a wine cellar for the Pope Paul III, wrote in a letter addressed to the Pope that, while considering the excellent quality of Cerveteri wine, it is advised to drink it on the spot, as it is easy for the wine to deteriorate during the transportation.
This is an issue that modern wine-making methods have largely obviated and that comes from growing into a tuffaceous ground, rich of minerals that have a positive effect on the quality of the wine.
These are features that are enhanced thanks to the particular climatic conditions that are affected by the proximity of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the continuous exchange of air which alternates the salty sea and the fresh air of the wooded hills that close the landscape of the north-east.
Takes its name from an ancient settlement built by the Orsini family around the 1400s to host the workers who worked in their estates near Cerveteri. Here a small community of about 500 people who carried out different tasks, was created. Today, to remember the existence of Casale Cento Corvi, remains just a ruin and some trace in the memory of some historians from the place. It is right here, in this mild climate and tuffaceous hills cultivated with vineyards, that the family Collacciani has created a modern winery company in 2001.
Every element of nature seems to concur in making these vineyards among the best in Italy: the land rich in minerals; the mild climate particularly suited to agriculture; hills that surround the vineyards, protecting them against the cold and wind; the strong mitigating effect of the sea, retaining heat during the summer which offers wide-ranging and gives a distinctive flavor to the grapes. In addition, the passion for this land and its vines by the Collacciani family has engaged from generations in the production and processing of the best grapes in order to give high quality and prestigious products to their clients.
As a matter of fact, the Casale Cento Corvi company follows the highest quality standards in both, the control of the cultivation process and in the selection of grapes, which are then transformed according to the most advanced winemaking techniques. The result of this process is a high quality product that encompasses the essence in flavor and authenticity, making the label Casale Cento Corvi a trusted brand for all those who want to discover, in a glass of wine, history and culture of an territory so aged that never stops growing old. At the Casale Cento Corvi location, in the great showroom, it’s possible to choose from a wide range of products under the Casale Cento Corvi brand: from wooden elegant and refined gift boxes, to the extra virgin olive oil of own production, patè, preserves, honey, and many other delicacies for all and most demanding palates.
Available all year round as a venue for parties, press conferences, presentations, fashion shows. A 400 square meters indoor space with or without tables, and outdoor yard. The indoor dining room is particularly large ( with a cozy atmosphere), and tends to develop in width with simple and functional furnishings. Possibility of catering, product sampling and wine tasting (wine of excellence, of course) are also available.
Many are the products under the brand name Casale Cento Corvi, not only the wine but also jars of olives, patè, the extra virgin olive oil of own production, preserves, honey, and many other delicacies for all and most demanding palates. Contact us to sample or get more information about our products.
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Grapes: Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Carignano.
Three important vine varieties in the national enological overview are skillfully worked first in the vineyard and then in the cellar with controlled temperature fermentation in steel containers, and create a rich wine on the nose with a soft mouthfeel. Therefore it is an ideal wine for all meat dishes. It can eventually be served cold at a temperature of 10-12 degrees (°C) which would be ideal for a delicious fish soup.
Grapes: Trebbiano, Malvasia, Chardonnay.
This wine represents the typicalness of the Lazio region for excellence with the use of the two most common vine varieties, Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes that express sensuality on the nose and freshness on the palate. All supported by a small percentage of an elegant grape, the Chardonnay, which completes this wine enriching it of tasting/olfactory sensations. Served cold at 8-10 degrees (°C), this wine is ideal to accompany delicious appetizers or seafood dishes.
Kottabos was the name of the wine game that amused the Etruscans during banquets.
Grapes: Merlot e Sangiovese.
The Merlot grown in the hills of Cerveteri, taking advantage of the typical microclimate that goes to nourish the plant in the most comprehensive way, ensures a fair balance for the creation of a warm, mellow and concentrated wine. The aging in French oak barrels adds those sweet and ideals notes to meet and counteract the nerve of the most representative Italian vine, the Sangiovese. This gives this wine a great structure, a refined elegance and lastly, a very pleasant drink. Served at a temperature of 18 degrees (°C) this wine goes harmoniously with elaborate and succulent red meat dishes.
Kottabos was the name of the wine game that amused the Etruscans during banquets.
Grapes: Chardonnay e Trebbiano.
The Chardonnay, which makes up the higher percentage of this wine, is grown on the hills of Cerveteri made from a base of active limestone. The fruit, rich in minerals and turgid pulp, is fermented in small oak barrels for a period of about 40/45 days in which the juice merges with the notes of noble wood, giving the wine the nuances of toasting and enhancing the aromas, amplifying the overall wine structure. Served at a temperature of 10-12 degrees (°C) this wine is ideal in combination with elaborate fish dishes, white meats, mushrooms and grilled vegetables.
Grapes: Merlot e Syrah.
Alc: 14,00 %
The low yields per hectare, due to the structure of the land and the Guyot training system (cane-pruned), along with the careful harvest of selected bunches of grape in cases, and a procedure of a temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless containers, have allowed us to create a product of great structure, harmonized both from velvety tannins and from the typical and varietal aromas of the vines that are used. Served at cellar temperature of 18-20 degrees (°C), this wine will enhance red meat dishes, or entertain combinations of cold cuts charcuterie and cheeses.
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay.
Alc: 13,50 %
This wine is a blend of tradition, evolution and technology. Thanks to the experience of the winemakers that, in the processing of vineyards, have attempted to make the best use of the world’s most popular white vine varieties such as, Sauvignon (higher percentage) and Chardonnay. The technique of cryo-maceration in steel, brings out even more elegant scents, amplifying the aromas and structure obtained by the fusion of these two great grapes. Served at a temperature of 18-20 degrees (°C) this wine is ideal to accompany refined fish dishes.
Casale Cento Corvi’s Rosè is produced with Montepulciano grapes grown on trellises. The white vine vinification and the marc (solid remains of grapes after pressing) undergo soft-pressing, both to ensure a good supply of colors that give the wine an attractive pinkish hue, and the preservation of the typical structured notes of Montepulciano. This wine is lively in the mouth thanks to a small contribution of natural carbon released during fermentation, which, bound with the freshness already present in the wine, makes the mouthfeel even more pleasant. This fruity and sour wine goes very well with fish appetizers at a serving temperature of 5-6 degrees (°C).
This Grappa scent is sweet and intense. It reminisces that of the fruit that this Cerite land has produced for centuries and that generously continues to satisfy our palate.
An ancient local vine recovered and expertly reproduced goes to enclose what is the ultimate expression of an ancient territory and highly suited to viticulture.
In the past, due to the low yield, the difficult winemaking process, its intense color, a wild typical aroma and unique structure, brought this grape to complete abandonment, replacing it with vines more productive and of less quality, more suitable to the market at the time. Today, thanks to the recovery of the remained plants in the Cerite territory, and after an increase of the branches, a re-engagement work was done, through which it was possible to abundantly bring this old vine back to a new light. Its late grape harvest gives off an olfactory sensation that evokes ancient aromas which reminiscent the undergrowth, amarena cherries, and sour cherries, releasing scents of overripe confection and tied to the intense wild note that distinguishes itself from other wines, giving this product a clear and precise identity. Served at a temperature of 18 degrees (°C), this wine is ideal to accompany dishes of large structure such as game meats and cheeses.
The throttling of the branch has enabled this old vine to make a raisin drying process directly on the plant, concentrating full potential without losing its varietal and aromatic characteristics. Fermentation in steel at controlled temperatures, this wine develops an incredible vigor, giving the palate evocative aromas of a mature preserve, blended with vigorous tannins that give the wine an impetus austere of an ancient territory. The ideal match with this wine is cheese, especially cottage cheese paired with sweet and sour sauces, jam or honey. The service temperature is 16 degrees (°C).
The Trebbiano vine variety is one of the most typical of the Lazio region and has always been used for cuts (to enrich neutral vine varieties) or, similar to the south of the region, to make the Frascati. The company, always looking for the development of the territory, wanted to experience the vinification of this wine. The focus on the quest for quality has led to the modification of the typical breeding that the Lazio region called Pergola, converting it in Espalier (row) and, thanks to a strict pruning it has dramatically decreased the yields per hectare. The slow fermentation took place in small French oak barrels (Barriques) and the refining phase happened in the same barrels for nine more months giving the wine an interesting freshness and flavor, merging with the typical sweet and buttery notes of the refinement in wood. This wine measures its potential when pared with grilled fish, fried food and the incomparable Roman artichoke.
The Dotted Malvasia of Lazio is one of the most representative vine varieties of the region. It was used in the past especially to enrich neutral vine varieties with new scents. Today, Casale Cento Corvi, with the will to carry on the tradition of wine-growing territory of Cerveteri, wanted to enhance this “native” vine from Espalier practice, creating a pure wine full of sweet and floral aromas, supported by almond notes and a typical flavor given by the land. All this helps give the wine a nice structure that, due to its freshness, creates a blend suitable for appetizers, fish disches, white meat and mushrooms. The serving temperature is 8-10 degrees (°C).
Extra virgin olive oil branded Casale Cento Corvi, obtained by the pressing of the best olives harvested at the right stage of ripeness. This oil from the sweet taste is distinguished by its extremely low gradation of acidity which makes it a product of high quality. Moreover, it is characterized by the mixing of different varieties of local olive from three cultivars: Frantoio, Moraiola, and Rosciola.
The Casale Cento Corvi winery was founded in 2001 by the family Collacciani with the mission to create a company capable of believing in the potential of an area suited to viticulture from three thousand years and to achieve a high quality wine production. At the Casale Cento Corvi location, in the great showroom, it is possible to choose from a wide range of products under the Casale Cento Corvi brand. Here is the Photo Gallery of our villa.
Browse the photo gallery on the left to look back with us to one of the best Grape Harvest of the Casale Cento Corvi wine company.