The Cali family
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Lunga del Chianti, Trebbiano Toscano
Buriano vineyard, Poggio a Frati vineyard, Stielle vineyard, Sangiovese vineyard, total 100 ha of vines at altitudes from 350-860 m, surrounded by olive and cypress trees.
Located in the Gaiole district, with vast extensions of vineyard land into the Castellina district of the Chianti Classico, Rocca di Castagnoli may be the Classicos largest estate in acreage planted to vine. This does not hinder the thriving estate to produce some of the most distinguished examples of Chianti Classico. By bottling only the very best from their production, results of great typical character have been achieved. Also contributing to this character is the soil Galestro is a stone look alike, compacted form of clay which captures high amounts of minerals. This estate represents the rare quest for classical, acidity driven, but ripe Chianti Classico from higher altitude vineyards. Owned by the Cali family, this estate has shown great integrity by aiming at a vineyard distinction on each label, to document the variety of soils and microclimates that make the Chianti Classico so famous. Today Rocca di Castagnoli is the only estate developing new head pruned Sangiovese vineyards in the Classico region.