The Vineyards

Vineyard

Fiammae

The Fiammae vineyard is located to the right of the main complex of Marchesi Gondi vineyards in the Sottomonte area, with a south-southwest exposure. It was replanted in 1998 with only Sangiovese, with 4000 vines per hectare, using the spurred cordon system. This vineyard has a soil structure based on marl, calcareous sediments and clay, like all the Chianti Rufina territory.

It differs considerably from the other Sangiovese produced by the estate, not so much because of the clone used, which is always sparse, but because the terrain is steeper and more drained, making it possible to have a Sangiovese with a virile yet feminine character.

The name is rooted in the Banco Gondi logo which is a diamond point with flames, a symbol of transparency, strength, solidity and passion. The Sangiovese in this vineyard achieves floral notes of violets with also fruity notes of cherries, strawberries and raspberries.

Vineyard

Poggio Diamante

The Poggio Diamante vineyard is located in the centre, in the heart of the main complex of Marchesi Gondi vineyards in the Sottomonte area, with a south-southwest exposure. It was replanted in 2000 with only Sangiovese, with 4000 vines per hectare, using the spurred cordon system. The name derives from its shape because it resembles a diamond point, and the different facets allow the Sangiovese to achieve maximum elegance.

This vineyard, planted for the first time in the mid-19th century by the great-great-grandmother of the current owners, has distinguished itself over the centuries for the excellence and elegance of its Sangiovese. This ancestor of ours, Marie Carmes de Labrugiére, a French widow, arrived from Chateneuf du Pape, bringing French know-how to the estate. She began producing a Burgundy-style Chianti wine that won a series of awards at the Paris Expo in 1889, the year the Eiffel Tower was built.

The Sangiovese in this vineyard achieves floral notes of red rose, violet with also fruity notes of cherries and spices. A unique wine with exceptional longevity. In fact, the framework of the vineyard is based on marl, calcareous sediments and clay. This results in great tannins and freshness which allows the wine to reach a longevity of even more than 25 years.

Vineyard

Living Stone

This Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is located in the main complex of Marchesi Gondi vineyards in the Sottomonte area, with a south-southwest exposure.

Partly replanted in 1985 with 3000 vines per hectare, with upside-down training, and partly planted in 2003 with 4000 vines per hectare, using the spurred cordon system. It has the peculiarities of the Chianti Rufina terroir, a soil rich in minerals, marl, calcareous sediments and clay. In this parcel, the soil skeleton is practically galestro-based and for this reason it is called "Pietra Viva". Here the marl rocks, with their white and grey colours, seem to be born and grow day by day. Because of these characteristics, the Cabernet Sauvignon has acquired a more territorial taste, leaving behind some vegetal notes to acquire a more austere and biting structure.

Here, more black fruit notes such as blackberry and blueberry juice and sweet spices such as cardamom and cinnamon emerge. The name of the vineyard is also a historical reference since the wife of Antonio Gondi, Catherine de Medici's aide, was called Marie Catherine de Piervive.

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