Vineyards and olive groves

Vineyards and olive groves

The Chianti Montalbano hills

We are inside the frame of the Montalbano . It is an area that extends between Florence, Pistoia and Prato, and is made famous by the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci . The hilly landscape is covered with expanses of vineyards and olive groves, so much so that it is crossed by the "Montalbano oil and wine road - Leonardo's hills". In this scenario there are villas, medieval villages, castles, parish churches and churches, and ancient hunting reserves, named Barco Reale, a natural reserve desired in the Renaissance period by the Medici family to carry out their hunting trips.

Characteristics of our vineyards:

Municipality: Vinci, locality Apparita and Toiano

Cultivated grapes: Sangiovese (various selections in monoclonal plots), Colorino, Canaiolo

Altitude: 100 m a.s.l.

Soil: calcareous-clayey and medium-textured hilly terrain

Training system: spurred cordon, guyot, Tuscan capovolto

Age of the vineyards: from 20 to 40 years

Harvest: manual

Harvest period: from early September to mid-October

Characteristics of our olive groves:

Municipality: Vinci, locality Apparita and Toiano

Variety: Leccino (prevalent), Frantoio, Pendolino, Moraiolo

Altitude: 100 m a.s.l.

Soil: calcareous-clayey and medium-textured hilly terrain

Training system: polyconic pot

Age of implants: from 35 to 40 years

Collection: manual

Harvest period: from late October to mid-December

Pressing: at a plant outside the company within 6 hours of collection