Contadi Castaldi - Terra Moretti
In their own words
Tradition at Contadi Castaldi is dynamic and deeply indebted to its roots contributing vivid and contemporary wine styles.
The winery’s name refers to the ancient history of the Franciacorta area: during the Middle Ages, the contadi were small counties known for their outstanding agricultural products, while the castaldi were the lords who governed over these counties.
Vittorio Moretti and his wife Mariella forged a bond with this noble legacy, initially by purchasing an old abandoned brickyard and the land around it. Contadi Castaldi was established in the late 80s, with the conversion of the brickyard into a winery. Its large spaces and long tunnels where the bricks were fired proved to be the perfect place for ageing Franciacorta vintages and welcoming wine lovers.
The vineyards, are capable of providing a vast range of aromas and flavours, that dictate the Contadi Castaldi style. Nature’s gifts are abundant, but it is the human touch that translates the immense resources it provides into wine.
Creating a cuvée is essential in order to bring out the very best from each vintage. It is like an orchestra in which each individual musician can give their best performance; the moment when all the ingredients are assembled to form the unmistakable Contadi Castaldi wine.
This is how the winery’s Metodo Franciacorta wines receive their unmistakable hallmark, consisting of balance and freshness, vision and local spirit.
Production Style: Conventional