The ancient winery is excavated under the castle, among its foundation, and it is dated, as the whole core structure, between the X and the XI century.
The importance of the Fattoria di Castelvecchi also lies in its strategic location, being at the center of several ancient roads,in the very art of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena.
The Castelvecchi function was chiefly defensive, for this reason it had to be fortified with strong, tough walls.
Carlo, Lucia and Roberto Paladin pursue devotedly an authentic research of the highest quality, of the ambiental protection and development; they are guided by a feeling of love and admiration for Tuscany, which has literally captivated them because of its richness in history, art, and ancient flavors.
They are winemakers for birth, passion and tradition as well.
The Fattoria di Castelvecchi has an illustrious historical past: in some documents of the Middle Ages it is mentioned as “Castello et Curtis”.
Chianti Classico Capotondo D.O.C.G.
Alcohol content: 13% alc./vol.
Serving temperature: 16 – 18°C.
Available size: 750 ml.
Obtained from the grape blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo.
The grapes were carefully harvested and selected. The maceration is of an average length and lasts from 10 to 12 days. The wine is then stored in steel tanks for refinement until the month of March. Thereafter occurs a rearrangement in large barrels.
Colour: a brilliant ruby red with pleasant violet reflections.
Aroma: a pleasant freshness with hints of red fruits.
Taste: complex, very harmonious and with a unique smoothness.