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The vineyards

Our vineyards are situated at three different altitudes, between 300 and 430 metres about sea level. They are next to the winery and benefit from a perfect southeastern-southwestern exposure. The vines are all spurred cordon trained.

The Santa Maria vineyard is at a lower altitude and the soil is made up of sand and clay. The vines are on average 18 years old. It is the most thriving area because of the Gena stream flowing through here.

Bellosguardo, on the other hand, is the vineyard surrounding the winery, at an intermediate altitude (350/380 m above sea level) on galestro and alberese soil.

Lastly, Monsenese is the most historic and highest part of San Leonino. It is a vineyard over 20 years old, with a high planting density on alberese soil.

A total of 52 hectares, all in the historic core of Chianti Classico. 

Soils and climate

San Leonino is a true border territory between Florence and Siena, but also an area of contrast between clay and alberese, between the continental climate and the milder one south of Siena.

The combination of different types of soil, with medium texture limestone and very rich in stones, the presence of lakes and streams and the unique soil and microclimate of the area, make this part of Chianti Classico particularly thriving and enable us to produce wines with great elegance and extraordinary complexity.