BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE ART OF WINEMAKING: OUR WINERY

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In the heart of this picturesque estate covering more than 70 hectares is a whole world of tradition and passion for the art of making wine. The Fattoria il Colombaio estate surrounds the winery, with 17 hectares of vineyards, plus olive groves, creating a unique, magical atmosphere.

EXPLORE THE LAND, THE PASSION AND THE QUALITIES THAT NOURISH OUR GRAPES

The Roots of Wine: Our Vineyards

Welcome to Fattoria il Colombaio’s vineyards. Here, on 17 hectares of land, we grow our grapevines with great passion and dedication. These generous soils are the key to our top-quality wines, including such delights as Chianti Classico, Chianti Colli Senesi, Supertuscans and White. Our vineyards are a precious legacy, and the quality of the grapes we produce is the result of years of experience and profound respect for the wine-making tradition of Tuscany. We invite you to come and discover the secrets of our vineyards, exploring the connections between soil and wine during your visit to Fattoria il Colombaio.

BEHIND THE SCENES MAKING TOP QUALITY WINES

The Art of Making Wine: Our Winery

In the heart of our fascinating 70 hectare estate is the Fattoria il Colombaio winery: the fulcrum of our production of top quality wines. Here, our passion and dedication to wine-making takes concrete form through our attention to details and constant commitment to quality. Our winery has won awards for excellence all over the world. During your tour, you will discover the secrets behind our quality wines and have an opportunity to sample them, possibly paired with delicious speciality foods from Siena and the Chianti area. Join us in a voyage of discovery of the world of wine-making, where tradition meets innovation and every single bottle tells the story of our love of Tuscany.

Castellina in Chianti
Vagliagli
Monteriggioni

UGA Castellina administrative area: To the east, around La Piazza, are vineyards divided equally between the Sillano Formation, a clayey marl, and Alberese limestone; while the vineyards to the west stand out for the density of the vines, planted in soils at different elevations. Between 300 and 500 metres the Sillano Formation prevails, while soils between 200 and 300 metres in elevation were originally lake beds, and contain more clay. In the southern part of the region, with finer deposits from ancient lakes, the hills are more rounded in shape. These geological differences are reflected in the wines: the eastern part of the area, and the upper elevations in the western part, yield highly structured, fruity wines, while the areas that were formerly lake beds produce less intense wines than the southern part of the zone.

UGA Vagliagli administrative area: Pievasciata is located in the gentle landscape of the Arbia River, while to the south the altitude drops below 300 metres and there is a predominance of sand and marine conglomerates. To the west, Quercegrossa reveals great geological variation, with lake deposits and Sillano and Alberese formations. The area’s wines differ as a result: fresher to the north, where they express the vibrancy of the fruit, the wines recall dark fruit, with generous but rarely austere tannins, in the rest of the area.

Monteriggioni vineyards: an area at the foot of Montemaggio (a mountain rising to 672 metres above sea level). Characterised by the presence of sands containing travertine with limestone pebbles and important karst formations, both underground and on the surface, based on two types of rock, cavernous limestone and marble. The reddish colour of the soil is a result of insoluble limestone residues, composed of iron oxides and newly formed clayey minerals. The wines express great fineness; elegance and smoothness, with good structure, compact, deep colour and intense bouquets.

Vigna Tolena
Municipality of Castellina in Chianti (Chianti Classico)
La Ripa Poggiarello
Municipality of Castelnuovo (Chianti Classico)
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