Castello di Fonterutoli

Siepi


Located in the county of Castellina in Chianty on the side facing the Val d'Elsa, at a height of between 250 to 330 meters with South/South-West exposure, it has an overall surface of 14 hectares, cultivated with Sangiovese and Merlot, and a small part with Cabernet Sauvignon, with density of 4200/6700 plants per hectare. The soil is characterized by a medium mix texture, with a tendency to be clay-rich with the presence of marly limestone and calciferous sandstone. The exceptional location, the very special micro climate, and the considerable temperature excursions between day and night, make this micro-area unique in terms of its quality.
In a document stored in the family archive at Fonterutoli, Siepi was already listed among the properties of Madonna Smeralda Mazzei in 1435; described as a plot of land contiguous to the house, provided with an olive grove, vineyard, and oak grove...", hence this is certainly one of the oldest vineyards in Italy.