Historic estate in the heart of the Chianti Classico dating back to the eighteenth century, which includes the main house (2043 sqm), a stone farmhouse (403 sqm) and a Renaissance chapel, all perfectly preserved and restored respecting the original characteristics. The property includes approximately 100 hectares of land, 8 of which are olive groves, and the rest covers forest and arable land. The villa, with its imposing façade in neo eighteenth century style with a double staircase, dominates the typical Tuscan hills characterized by the samevineyards, olive groves, cypress trees. The interiors of the property are complemented by rich furnishings and wall decorations dating to the nineteenth century, old terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and wooden beams that create a truly fascinating and unique atmosphere. Very fascinating ancient wine cellars, (1560 sqm) excavated in the rock, together with vaulted ceilings where the wine is stored in oak barrels and barriques complete the property, currently used as tourist accommodation and event venues. Is it possible to buy also the winery with 13 ha of vineyards (15 ha more of land with possiblity to impland vine), 11 ha of olive groves, 15 ha of forest and a warehouse of 200 sqm. The winery produces mainly Chianti Classico wine. Thre price for the winery is € 3.100.000
Historic estate in the heart of the Chianti Classico
Chianti, nicknamed Chiantishire for its popularity with British citizens, is Tuscany's most fascinating area, widely favoured by international upper-class travellers and holidaymakers.Its borders are not clearly defined but in general the area is comprised between Florence and Siena, expanding north toward Arezzo, Empoli and Montepulciano. As you stand upon a hill, the view of the silver of the olive trees, the green geometry of the vineyards, the roads lined with tall green cypresses and the borders of the woods lined with yellow broom combine in a palette of colours that seem to create a unique painting.The ancient Chianti region, first Etruscan and then Roman, became a continuous battle field from the Middle ages to the Renaissance for the fights between Florence and Siena who wanted to take control over these lands: castles and fortresses that lie on top of the many hills overlooking the countryside bear testimony to this glorious and tormented past. Country homes and elegant villas were built throughout the years in order to satisfy a growing demand for country retreats.When medieval fights ended, some valleys were cleared and then cultivated: chestnut woods and oaks, as well as olive groves and vineyards then started to take over. Today all these cultivations still contribute to the rich flora of this land.Nowadays the peasant culture and its fine cuisine represents the foundation of the local tradition: the red Chianti DOCG is here produced, exported and worldwide appreciated, and it is possible to savour the traditional dishes such as the ribollita, the panzanella and the chianina beef steak.Mentioning one place to visit in Chianti, does not do justice to the hundreds of other places that worth a visit. However, highly recommended are: Panzano, charming hilltop town of the Chianti classic zone; Barberino Val d' Elsa, enclosed in ancient walls and hedge; Castellina in Chianti, the touristic capital; Gaiole in Chianti, an hilltop hamlet surrounded by cypress trees; Brolio Castle, a neo-gothic style manoir close to Siena; Moteriggioni, an extraordinary town and fortress of the 13th century built in the Republic of Siena to brave the Florentine army, whose walls and towers were much celebrated by the lines of Dante's Divine Comedy. From the hills of Siena, it is possible to see the towers of San Gimignano, the Manhattan of the Middle Ages now listed as UNESCO's world heritage site.