Wine Detail

Rosso Villa Castiglioni

Wine name:Rosso Villa Castiglioni


Zone:Matelica (province of Macerata)

Vineyard extension (hectares):2.2

Blend:80% Sangiovese 20% Merlot

Vineyard age (year of planting):Merlot 2001 Sangiovese 2001

Soil Type:Calcarous, clayey


Colour:Ruby red

Nose:Vinous, pleasant, blueberry, sour cherry, vanilla and mineral notes

Flavour:Dry, warm, soft, harmonious, quite tannic, sapid, persistent

Serving temperature (°C):18-20

Match with:Grilled meat, savoury pasta dishes

Average no. bottles/year:6,500

Grape yield per hectare tons:9

Vinification and ageing

Maceration with the skins and alcoholic fermentation in steel vats for 15 days, during this period the must is pumped over twice a day, malolactic fermentation in steel. The wine matures part in steel tanks and part in barriques for 12 months, finishing in the bottle for 6 months

Wine Producer



Address:Via Fogliano, 120 62024 Matelica MC

Owner:Pierino and Giuseppe Bisci

Year of establishment:1982

Total annual production:90000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):20

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):0.5ha Merlot 1.7ha Sangiovese 0.8ha Sauvignon Blanc 17ha Verdicchio

Vine training system:

Cultivation method in the vineyard:minimum cultivation between the vines

Type of viticulture:certified organic

Harvest period:From end of September to end of October

Agronomist:Aroldo Bellelli

Oenologist:Aroldo Bellelli


The brothers Giuseppe and Pierino Bisci bought the property, located between the provinces of Macerata and Ancona, in 1972 and turned it into one of the reference wineries of the area. When they bought the property the farmers of the area recommended it as particularly suited for the Verdicchio grape. Mauro, Giuseppe’s son, is now co-owner and manager of the estate with the support of the agronomist-oenologist Aroldo Bellelli.
The vineyard extension is of 20 hectares of which 17 are grown with Verdicchio, 0.8 hectares with Sauvignon Blanc, 0.5 with Merlot and 1.7 with Sangiovese.
The vineyards stand on the hills at an altitude of 300-350 meters above sea level, at the foot of Mount San Vicino (1,570 meters high) which protects this area from hail and from frosts. The thermals attract paragliding enthusiasts, but also make this area particularly ventilated. Another characteristic is that Matelica is in a closed valley which is parallel to the sea and not influenced by the sea breezes, so that the climate is continental with hot summers and cold winters and with a particularly wide day/night temperature range. The soil is clayey-calcareous rich in micro-elements as the area is an ancient marine basin. The exposure of the vineyards is mainly a full south. A part of the vineyards have a south-east and south-west exposure. The estate is certified organic.
Vinification takes place in the cellar among the vineyards  that was built in 1980 adapting an old country house, while the wines mature in an underground cellar that was built in 2000.
All the wines of Bisci evolve slowly, acquire complexity with age and can be enjoyed for many years.
The Verdicchio wines (a “base”, a selection and a riserva) are rich, creamy, engagingly structured of remarkable amplitude and length on the palate. When young the bouquet has varietal grassy qualities backed by a spicy nature that with age evolves into complex and seductive resinous suggestions, displaying characteristics so bold and distinctive as to warrant a redefinition of both varietal and wine.
Bisci also produces a Passito (100% Verdicchio) and three Marche Rosso IGT: “Villa Castiglioni” (80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot),  “Fogliano” (a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Sangiovese) and “Piangifame”  (100% Sangiovese only made in the best vintages).


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