Our wineries are all small production estates, that make hand made wines using only organic growing practices, are chemical free wine with no enhancers, made by winemakers that have a respect for the earth and water in support of the root system of the vines.
Each of the wineries have winemakers who have a methodical and passionate approach to their winemaking practices. That are connected and have an understanding of the environment; soil, water, location, grapes and who have a deep relationship to the wines they create.
Located in the commune of Radda in Chianti, in the heart of the oldest historical area of the Chianti Classico region, it is situated near an ancient Etruscan route. The castle dates back to 1010, when “Count Gottifredo Gottizio, of Lombardic descent was Lord of Monterinaldi.” The castle stood until 1268, when the Senesi, following the victory of the battle of Montaperti, destroyed its boundary walls, the main tower and the three parts of the castle. Due to the last destruction during the World War II, only a part of it is still standing surrounded by some ancient houses. The castle of Monterinaldi is at present the center of the homonymous farm whose wine-making activity is based at La Pesanella, not far from the castle. The Agricola Monterinaldi, property of the Ciampi family since 1961, is one of the most modern farms in the wine making sector.
Monterinaldi is located between Panzano and Radda in Chianti. The estate is made up of 18 single vineyards, 38 terroirs, 55 hectares, all as self contained as a turtle; Sangiovese of different clones, Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Gamay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malvasia Bianca, Trebbiano, and Chardonnay. Density is 5000 vines per hectare.
Monterinaldi has always posed great attention to environmental matters, Monterinaldi has been organic certified since their 2017 vintage. Not only is Castello Monterinaldi organic, but the entire region of Radda in Chianti collectively is as well, ensuring no run off of chemical pesticides from neighboring wineries.
The grapes are processed entirely on the estate, where the wines are also stored and aged. Loyalty to tradition is a fundamental principle at Monterinaldi. Their primary goal continues to be to offer Chianti Classico in its most traditional form. This does not, of course, preclude the use of new technologies and equipment designed to enhance quality without affecting the typical attributes of the product. Chianti Classico is aged first in barrels (both French oak tonneaux and barriques) and then refined in bottles, for a period ranging from 6 months to 2 years.
The old underground cellar is particularly suitable for aging wines: a large room has been fashioned from the interior to provide ideal accommodation for 150 French barriques. Adjacent to the cellar is the “orciaia”, where extra-virgin olive oil is preserved in old terracotta jars before being sold to the most demanding customers.
Colle Bereto’s history which dates back to the 11th century and then transformed to new life in the 1970’s today finds its origins in simple and authentic values of love for the family and for the territory, values that accompany them always. Located in the heart of Radda in Chianti it is a magical place that has succeeded over thirty years ago to fascinate the Pinzauti family who chose it as the ideal place to start their wine adventure. Only manual work and respect for nature and certified organic farming methods are used. For a good wine three things are indispensable: a good season, good soil, and someone who, with passion, manages to treat everything in an exceptional way, both at the vineyard level and in the cellar.
The elegant vineyards of the estate open as a book on the axis of the valley floor with south-west orientation and enjoy an ideal exposure and elevation, between 450 and 500 meters above sea level. The estate, certified organic currently includes 60 hectares, of which 17 are vineyards, are wisely distributed in order to achieve excellence in the quality of the wine produced. The soil, characterized by Galestro, Alberese and an important rocky substratum, is an ideal ground for the production of excellent Sangiovese, as well as other varieties among which Pinot Nero and Merlot stand out, these vines are perfectly at ease in this territory.
The winery of the estate, imagined as a “wine salon”, is obtained within the ancient and original structure of the village and organized according to the most effective and modern winemaking techniques with “fall” transfer procedures that exploit the natural slope of the property. The wine cellar contains 30 hl vats of oak and temperature controlled stainless steel vats for controlled fermentation temperatures. The area dedicated to aging in wood houses the large 700 liter oak barrels for the Chianti Classico, Riserva, and the Gran Selezione, and small barrels of 225 liters, new each year, for the Il Cenno, and Il Tocco; for the Chianti Classico small barrels are used on the second and third passage. This period in wood allows the wines of Colle Bereto to mature and evolve in an elegant and balanced way. Bottling takes place in the lowest level of the cellar, due to gravity and to not alter the quality of the wines. Production is around 80,000 bottles, of which 50,000 are Chianti Classico, Riserva and Gran Selezione. The rest are wines made from Pinot Nero and Merlot, which is used to make the two IGT wines, Il Cenno and Il Tocco. In 2008 they released their first disgorgement of their Classic Method Rosé Spumante “Colle B”, 100% Pinot Nero.
Le Filigare is the name of the hill, in San Donato in Poggio where the estate is located; The main village dates back to the 11th century. In the summer of 1857 the Archduke of Tuscany invited Pope Pius IX to enjoy the beauty of this Tuscan landscape and to taste the goodness of the flavors of wine and oil, produced here. It is easy to understand the reason why they decided to meet at this estate, situated on a hill that creates a natural balcony overlooking one of the finest vineyards in the world, that of the Chianti Classico, and where wine production continues since 1300.
Today the estate is owned by the Cassetti Burchi family of Florence who, since the 1980s, continue to produce high quality wines with dedication and passion. The family business is led by his son Alessandro, who, since the 1990s, oversaw the renovation of the buildings and brought the wines and extra virgin olive oil to organic certification.
Located half way between Florence and Siena in the heart of the Chianti Classico region on a hill top in the town of San Donato in Poggio. The village dates back to the 11th century. Here nature has equipped the area with the right ingredients. A hilly terrain, the altitude of the vineyards are between 450 and 550 meters above sea level, with southeast and south west exposure. The soil is rich in alberese at the top of the hill, galestro in the lower and calcareous clay, ensuring good water retention. The climate, dry, which is affected by marine influences, with strong temperature changes between night and day. All this guarantees the perfect maturation, not only of the autochthonous grapes, Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino, but also of the “International”, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The soils richness and position are no less important for the production of their organic DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
The production process follows tradition, complemented by the most modern technology. When the harvest arrives, the grapes are carefully selected by passing through the kneading machine and enter the cellar, consisting of steel vats for alcoholic fermentation and vats in glass-cement where the malolactic fermentation takes place. Our winemaker proceeds each year with the selection of woods for the aging of our Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti Classico Riserva and Gran selection.