The Vineyards

Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi produces its Chianti grapes from vineyards located on the scenic hills of Radda in Chianti, a town that offers a unique view.
The Colle Petroso vineyard is cultivated with the unilateral cordon system and has an intensity of 5,000 plants per hectare.
Colle Petroso is located at an altitude of 560 m. above sea level and is one of the highest vineyards of the whole Chianti area.

The altitude gives warm days and cool nights during the grapes growing and ripening season.
This temperature daily excursion gives exceptional and unique features to our grapes.
The high elevation of the vineyards gives the grapes a greater freshness and the wines a good acidity and therefore a remarkable character: all excellent conditions for the final quality.

The vineyard named properly Castelvecchi is located north-west of the Radda in Chianti town center and it stretches at the ideal altitude of 530 m. above the sea level. The soil consists of marl and sandstone. The exposure is perfect and supplies an optimal irradiation to the vines.

The vineyards of Castelvecchi and Colle Petroso are located right in the heart of Chianti Classico area. They were planted on the land in the medieval age between 1300 and 1400; they had the merit of making the famous wine that later took the name “Chianti Classico”, being known and appreciated all over the world.

The first documents in which the name “Chianti” identifies both a production area of wine and the product date back to the thirteenth century and refer to the Chianti League period, founded in Florence to regulate relations with “terzieri” (administrative part of a land made of villages, land and their products in Medieval ages) of Radda, Gaiole and Castellina in Chianti.