Tenuta Castelbuono, 30 hectares in the municipalities of Bevagna and Montefalco, falls within 'ambitious project Lunelli family, three generations at the helm of the Cantine Ferrari, creating in some wine estates in Italy who share with Ferrari the drive for excellence and the bond with the territory. Fascinated by an ancient land and mystical as Umbria and a wine of great power and longevity that the Sagrantino, the Lunelli acquired the land in 2001. The first efforts turned to the vineyards, with new facilities and upgrading of existing ones, now all in conversion to organic. In 2003 saw the light of the Sagrantino, which was followed, a year later, the Montefalco Rosso.
The "Carapace" - the name of the winery - has been made by one of the greatest contemporary artists, Arnaldo Pomodoro, and is a unique, the first sculpture in the world in which we live and work. By virtue of an old and solid friendship with Arnaldo Pomodoro, family Lunelli proposed to him to build a new winery. The Master, whose works stand out in symbolic places of the world, accepted with enthusiasm to challenge the boundaries between sculpture and architecture, and after the first inspection, had already imagined the project. "I had the idea of a shape that resembles the turtle - tells Tomato - a symbol of stability and longevity, with its carapace, represents the union between earth and sky." The winery offers it to look like a big dome covered with copper, engraved on the outside with cracks that resemble the furrows of the earth and internally by the signs that are unmistakable artistic figure of Arnaldo Pomodoro. A sculptural element in the shape of red dart sticking in the ground emphasizes the work in the landscape. It thus enhances the invaluable artistic heritage of Umbria, and offers a new place where the original dialogue between art, wine and nature contributes to the enhancement of the extraordinary that is the Sagrantino grape, a wine linked, like few others, inseparably to its territory.
For the tourist
Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 19:30, reservation is required at the contacts listed in this tab. Usually, visits are made once per hour and the combined visit to the tasting lasts about 50 minutes.
- Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG "Carapace"
- Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva "Lampante"
- Montefalco Rosso DOC "Ziggurat"
- Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito DOCG