Podere Casina

The winery

in 1987 the married couple rahel kimmich and marcello pirisi purchased an abandoned farm with 45 acres of land in the sunny hills of the maremma situated between the towns of istia d’ombrone and scansano.
with much hard work and great passion they transformed the old farm into what is now a beautiful winery.
the business is family managed with all work from the vineyard to the winery personally overseen by the family members.
marcello together with his youngest son Andrea are responsable for the production of the wine; rahel, a painter, with her artistic sensibility personally takes care of the corporate image of the winery and its products.
their wine fully represents thes two people, different personalities that met in a non-native land making it their own uniting the ruggedness and passion of sardenia, marcello’s homeland together with rahel’s fine swiss elegance.
the vineyard covers an area of 11 hectares which are cultivated with sangiovese and syrah grape varieties.
the harvest is carried out by hand, the grapes are selected with care and processed in the winery. resulting in 3 wines of excellent quality.

the harvest is the final fase of labour in the vineyard and is the starting point of all cellar procedures.
Decisions on the vinification of the different varietals is based on the knowledge of our vineyards and of each plot; we are therefor able to enhance the features of the single grapes.

 

 

The Wineyards

the vineyards are on the estate which spreads out in 45 hectares in the borough of Grosseto.
Since 1998, 9,5 hectares of sangiovese variety and 1,5 of syrah have been planted totaling to 11 hectares of vineyard.
We decided to plant the vines 1 metre from eachother and there are 3 metres between each row. This choice enables a perfect ripening of the grapes and allows us to comply with the Morellino DOCG regulations which does not permit artificial watering of the vines…read more

The cellar

the harvest is the final fase of labour in the vineyard and is the starting point of all cellar procedures.
Decisions on the vinification process of the different varietals ar based on the knowledge of our vineyards and of each plot; we are therefor able to enhance the features of the single grape varietals.

Following the crushing of the grapes, the must flows into stainless steel tanks, these tanks are constantly at a controlled temperature. Thanks to the natural ambient yeasts the alcoholic fermentation process starts.
The fermentation of the skins lasts up to 18 days depending on the vintage and grape varietal.

The organoleptic qualities of the must are constantly monitored and kept under control, daily decisions are taken on the best procedures to carry out and on how many ‘délastages’ are necessary.
After the primary firmentation of the grapes the free run wine is pumped off into 30hl concrete tanks where the bacherial process of malo-lactic conversion starts. The choise of the concrete tanks is because their porosity gives the wine a perfect aging while retaining the pure varietal aromas of the fruit and maintaining the features typical to our wines.

 

Before bottling our wines we are very careful to the filtration process limiting to a minimum the use of sulfites (less than 50mg per liter of sulfur dioxide).

Following the bottling, our wines are left to rest for a few months of bottle aging to enhance their qualities once the bottles are opened and the wines tasted.

 

wine tasting

It is possible to taste our wines in our tasing room or outdoors in the shade of our old olive trees.
Upon reservation, to best match our wines, we can organize light meals and snacks with a variety of local salami, cheeses and other typical products.
On request we can take you on a guided tour of our winery so you can discover all the fases lead to the creation of our wines.

 

 

Wine shop and tasting everyday

 For reservation  +39 392 9138049 (rahel)
 
 

Art gallery

podere casina arte

rahel, a painter, with her artistic sensibility personally takes care of the corporate image of the podere casina winery and its products. rahel’s true passion is painting. More info

holidays at podere casina

Podere casina offers you the possibility of a great holiday, available are a large appartment suitable for 4 or 5 guests or a small cottage for 2 to 4 guests.
the beautiful oleandro’ appartment is on the 1st floor of the main house and includes a covered terrace. at about 100mt is la casettina’ cottage.
the podere casina team is pleased to show its guests the winery and enjoy a tasting of their wines.
podere casina is approximately 10km from the main town grosseto, 20km from the sea and only 4km from the village of istia where you can choose to eat in 1 of its 4 restaurants.
a 40km drive will take you to the reknown saturnia spa resort.
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free time

wine tasting, swimming, trekking, golf, horse-riding, canoeing

 

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Rahel Kimmich, Marcello & Andrea Pirisi

Piagge del Maiano 74 – 58040 Istia d’Ombrone, Grosseto

+39 392 9138049

+39 333 7872218

 

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