CAREFULLY SELECTED GRAPES ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OUR SUCCESS
The careful work carried out in our vineyards is the foundation of our wines’ success.
Passion, a love of the land, manual work and above all, careful selection of our grapes. In fact, the vineyards on the estate can boast not only the very best Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Canaiolo, but also some of the great international varieties, such as Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet, together with a small selection of other varieties. A wealth of scents and flavours that have made us a success!
THE BEST SOIL FOR EXCELLENT PRODUCTS
The locations of the estate’s vineyards play a fundamental role in the quality of the wine. In fact, they have a heterogeneous structure, but one with a perfect mix of clay, sand, lime (known as "galestro” and typical of Chianti), that boosts the growth of our vines.
The position too has its own important role to play: the vines grow at an altitude of between 300 and 380 metres above sea level, in an airy setting with perfect exposure to the sun. Terrains rich in history Our soils don’t just contain a great deal of mineral substances that are essential to the optimum growth of vines, but also of history and legends. Would you like to know more? Here are some of the names of our vineyards, and their meanings! La Curia – Once this vineyard belonged to the first Curia of Arezzo. Santa Cecilia – This comes from the name of the adjacent church, Santa Cecilia, an 11th-century chapel that represents the oldest diocese in Arezzo! Allegra – In honour of Isabella’s young daughter, who represents the fourth generation of owners at the Il Palazzo estate.
Stella – In honour of the “founder” of the estate, Stella, Isabella’s grandmother and great-grandmother to Allegra. Primo Sole – East-facing vineyards, the first areas to be “kissed” by the morning sun. Poggio Gallo – The story behind the name of this vineyard is one of the most charming and its roots go back to the period of war between the Guelphs and Ghibellines. It seems that a mysterious “golden cockerel” [gallo d’oro] is buried in this land... We can only say that we haven’t found it! La Verna – A vineyard facing the famous Franciscan monastery of La Verna. It was here that Francis of Assisi received his stigmata in 1224. It is an extremely charming place and we heartily recommend a visit! Maspino – An area crossed by the Maspino stream, where, in 1827, a fragment of a sarcophagus with an inscription dating back to the first century B.C. was found.
This can still be visited at the Confraternita’ dei Laici in Arezzo. Chianacce – This also takes its name from a stream, which flows into the the Canale Maestro della Chiana, a canal that originates in Lake Trasimeno and, passing via Chiusi, flows into the River Arno near Ponte Buriano – Arezzo. Le Fornaci – This is name has a very old history dating back to the period of Roman rule over the Etruscans! In fact, several burnt clay tiles from the Roman period have been found here. Il Vento – As the name says, this is the windiest vineyard of them all, but what is sure is that this area never suffers from the heat! The remaining vineyards also have charming, picturesque names: sometimes they come from a proximity to a place, sometimes the origins are lost in the mists of time and we simply can’t remember any more... but here they are! -La chiesina – Boschetto – Lago – Capanna rossa – Pianaccio – Cipressi – San Quirico – I banchi – Crocina.