All our the vineyards, as well as the olive groves and the rest of the estate, are farmed organically thanks to the special microclimate.
Prelius is the name given by the Romans to the ancient costal lake of Prile. Already with the Etruscans the land surrounding the lake was a flourishing community dedicated to fishing and to the commerce of salt.
Prelius, where our vineyards are located, is 2 miles away from Castiglione della Pescaia along the slopes of the hilly amphitheater surrounding the ancient lake.
The wines of Prelius-Castelprile are very much influenced by the unique terroir, the microclimate, the training system and the great character of Federica Mascheroni Stianti. Cabernet sauvignon gives the structure to the wines, Sangiovese the freshness, Merlot the roundness and the Cabernet franc the elegance. While in Maremma usually wines are quite “big” in Castelprile we try to aim to elegance and a taste of the Mediterranean spices. The blend of the wines changes every year but the pivot is always the Cabernet sauvigon.