The village of Castagnoli rises from the heart of the Chianti classico, on a hill that was already well-known to the Etruscans: surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves, it dominates the valley from its lofty situation, taking the mind back to ancient times.

The farm extends over around 850 hectares, ranging in altitude from 380 metres (Monte Luco) to 860 metres. 72 hectares are given over to vineyards, with a prevalence of Sangiovese, the grape that forms the basis of the excellent Tuscan wines produced here.

In 1981 considerable restoration work was carried out to the house and castle, and innovative production criteria were applied to the vines and the cellar. A highly modern vinification cellar was created, while the cellars belonging to the medieval castle were given over to the aging in barrels made from the best French oak. This is where we aim to achieve wines of great personality, elegance, complexity and balance, to be enjoyed over time The geological characteristics of Castagnoli, with its deep soil rich in limestone and rock fragments, combined with a climate distinguished by a wide range of temperatures and a careful clonal selection of the grapes (which include the Sangiovese RDC1 clone), help us produce pleasing, elegant and complex wines with a structure and acidity that make them suitable for long agings.

Contacts

Phone:+39 0577731004

Info

Loc. Castagnoli
53013 GAIOLE IN CHIANTI (SI)
Italia

Wine and land

Moline delle Balze Chardonnay: the Chianti Classico area is well-suited to white wines with good structure and elegance. The presence of rock and various minerals, such as Galestro stone and limestone, gives structure and acidity in particular to a variety such as Chardonnay which especially benefits from this terrain. The land is made even more suitable due to the constant climate of the upper area of Chianti Classico with a temperature range that accompanies the ripening of the grapes from August until the harvest in the second half of September.

Chianti Classico: the grapes used to make this wine are produced in all the property’s plots, 72 hectares around the medieval fortress and the village after which the company is named.

Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio A’ Frati: the grapes used to make this company Cru are produced in the area from which it derives its name, where 15 ha of vineyard, surrounding a hill dominated by an old friary, has always been cultivated.

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Stielle: Stielle hill is one of the historical areas of Sangiovese grape production. Evidence of vine cultivation dates back to deeds deposited by former owners in 1153. The exposure combined with the typical Chianti soil make it a very suitable area. The terrain’s brightness, ventilation and high-ground location, along with a selection of old Sangiovese clones native to the area, complete its special suitability for Grand Cru production.

Buriano Cabernet Sauvignon: Buriano is another of the historical grape production areas. The exposure and the typical Chianti soil, with surface Galestro stone and limestone, make it an area that is particularly suitable for lengthy, complex ripening on the vine. The terrain’s brightness, ventilation and high-ground location make it highly suitable for Grand Cru production.

 

 

 

 

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Wine portraits

Moline delle Balze Chardonnay: a wine with intense minerality and flavor with notes of freshness that make it elegant and lingering, Molino delle Balze is a white wine with a clear, bright straw-yellow color. It has a lingering scent of peach and apricot with a background of quince and acacia honey. It is a wine that is supple and enveloping on the palate. Its perfect balance ends with an excellent lingering finish. It is intended to be drunk soon, but will evolve over the next 5-10 years.

Chianti Classico: it is a wine with an excellent complexity and structure. It has a red color with violet hues. Intense nose rich in fruity, winy aromas. Accompanied by a pleasant fruity cherry component, the fresh note is particularly remarkable and balanced with hints of lively tannins, which are perfectly integrated with the wine’s extract components.

Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio A’ Frati: it has outstanding complexity, structure and elegance. It has an intense, bright red color and a rich aroma of small red fruits and spices. It has enveloping, complex and lingering aromas that highlight the cherry and ripe Marasca cherry with a pleasant spicy and balsamic finish. Bottle aging gives it an exquisite elegance and mellow flavor.

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Stielle: clear hints of small ripe red berries. The spicy and balsamic notes due to the passage in wood are well-integrated, leaving space to the characteristic features of Sangiovese. On the palate it is full-bodied and potent with good acidity and enveloping, crunchy tannins that make the wine elegant and easy to drink. Fresh, lingering finish. The wine undergoes very wide filtration: this can lead to a natural sediment in the bottle that does not affect the wine’s sensory profile.

Buriano Cabernet Sauvignon: aromas of ripe red fruit, black pepper and leather. On the palate it is full-bodied and potent, with a fresh finish that adds elegance with enveloping, powerful tannins. A wine of great character intended for long aging.

 

Last modified: 03 Dec 2021
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