Agritourism and estates form a unique reality. Those who stay here will experience the authentic ambience of a Tuscan farm while yet having access to all of the amenities and solitude they desire. A short distance from the cellars, the vines, and the magnificent eighteenth-century villa. In a rustic farmhouse that is both comfortable and authentic.
Tenuta San Jacopo’s fundamental essence: biological vocation and attention to the noblest of our traditions, wine and oil production.
Tenuta San Jacopo’s products are created in full respect of the traditional heritage that defines the region in which the estate is located. Food excellences such as ours are still produced in this location, in the heart of Tuscany, a few kilometers from Chianti, the setting of a rich agricultural and customs history: wines, grappas, and oil.
Very recently, Tenuta San Jacopo In Castiglioni Soc. Agr. A.R.L. has been recognized and awarded GOLD MEDAL Award by Taiwanese Newspaper :
Orma Del Diavolo 2017
Awarded Gold by Taiwanese Newspaper
Orma Del Diavolo draws its strength from the toponym of the vineyard from which it comes from, an ancient rock on which is engraved a shape that in the past settlers, thanks to ancient superstitions, had identified as the footprint of a devil. A Bordeaux blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it is one of our wines which boasts the highest number of vintages thanks to the vines planted more than forty years ago.
Interview of Taiwanese Newspaper to Mr. Costantino Cattaneo – Managing Director
Question 1: Do you already export to Taïwan ? If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in Taïwan ?
Answer : We do are exporting to Taiwan since 4 years. We began with our premium evo oil thanks to the high demand of italian products in Taipei . We are imported and distributed by Gusto Taiwan ( 好食多有限公司 – Gusto Market of Taste Co. Ltd.) a wholesaler which also operate as a a friendly Gourmet deli shop but mainly focused on the distribution to high quality business restaurants and hotels on the island and supermarket.We started exporting wine to Taiwan two years ago. We partecipated at our first wine exhibition in Taipei and after several proposals we found an agreement with a partner with whom we are still collaborating. Among our customers there is the Grand Mayfull Hotel in Taipei, a wonderful Excellent 5 Star Hotel with one the best restaurants in the city.”
Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?
Answer : There is not a single key factor, rather I would speak of a mix of elements: A good value for money, a wide and complete range and last but not least the choice to produce only organic since 2003, since we took over the company. In terms of quality we are aligned with the great Tuscan brands (as evidenced by the scores of the wines) but being still little known we offer prices that are a more competitive especially in the premium range. Unlike other companies, I consider Taiwan to be a market with great potential for my company, hence the desire to be present again after the covid restrictions.
Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years ?
Answer : I started exporting in 2005 after we completely changed the company strategy. Before then the main activity was to produce grapes for the big brands of the supertuscan style wines, but after my arrival we decided to start bottling with our brand. I found one of the best emergent oenologist in Tuscany and together we started to make wines with a different approach from the traditonal producers.
I’m currently producing about 70,000 bottles per year but we have a development plan that will lead us to reach 120,000 in the next 2 years thanks to the investments we have in the new production cellar.
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