Rocca di Castagnoli
Gaiole in Chianti (Siena) - Chianti Classico
The geological characteristics of Castagnoli, featuring deep soil that is rich in limestone and rock fragments, together with a special climate characterized by a significant temperature range and by careful selection of vine clones (including the Sangiovese RDC1 clone) help to produce complex, pleasant, elegant wines, with a structure and acidity that make them suitable for long aging.
The soils are derived from calcareous and sandy marls and alternate with Galestro stone, Alberese stone and sands in deep layers, rich in rock fragments, with varying slopes and a prevalently south-eastern/eastern aspect. The altitude ranges from 400 to 800 meters above sea level and all the cultivated area lies at 500 meters a.s.l.
Temperate climate typical of the Tyrrhenian inland areas characterized by above-average rainfall and general conditions unfavorable to the formation of fog and frost. A well-ventilated climate with relatively low humidity, particularly suitable for the cultivation of vines and olive trees.
Vineyards and olive groves
Many of the vineyards were replanted in the last 15 years, however there is a good balance, which includes more mature vineyards. The cultivation methods are mainly spur pruning and cane pruning, along with 4 ha using the ‘alberello’ method. The company’s philosophy is to respect and enhance the characteristics of the area with native vines such as Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo and Ciliegiolo, alongside a lower quantity of international vines such as Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay.
The single-crop olive groves contain Leccino, Pendolino and Correggiolo varieties, totaling 3087 trees.