The Production Philosophy

The vineyards of the Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi in Chianti are a true Heritage of Italian viticulture, such as the cellars and the castle. Almost all the vines are over 50 years; the remaining come from selections made within the oldest vineyards that are patiently replicated.

The hearts-shaped vineyard that opens magically in front of the cellar is really the heart of the whole estate, obtained by clonal selection carried out controlling the vineyards plant by plant. This very special vineyard enchants the eyes and give uniqueness to the taste of our Chianti with its unique grapes.

The desire to obtain the best from the centuries-old clones of Sangiovese that has always been cultivated on these hills characterizes every choice of our viticulture: the aim is making the most out of the concept of territoriality.
In each of the vineyards the union of human wisdom and natural selection over time have given rise to Sangiovese clones with unique and inimitable features, and so unique are the wines that come from them.

The approach “plant to plant,” plant by plant, is – by our productive approach – the only key to interpret the vines as individuals who, in such a long life, are developing very different characteristics and needs.

During the seasons, all farming operations are conducted with great precision, up to the crucial moment of the harvest, a work of great patience and attention, when the vines are full of life and vivid colors.
The smell of must lingers everywhere and everyone is in ferment: these are the days that crown a year of meticulous, careful, hard work in the vineyards.

The training of the oldest vines and the configuration of the hills, with slopes sometimes very noteworthy, require a totally manual harvesting, operated by highly skilled hands.