Vineyards

Vineyard

Fiammae

The Fiammae vineyard is located on the right of the main complex of Marchesi Gondi vineyards in Sottomonte area, with South-SouthWest exposure. Replanted in 1998 with only 4000 vines of Sangiovese per hectare, spurred cordon. The soil is composed by galestro Tuscan hard stone, calcareous sediments and clays, typical of all Chianti Rufina territory.

It distinguishes itself significantly from our others Sangiovese vines. Not for the clone used as the train is still spurred cordon but because being the ground more steep and drained, it allows to have a distinct Sangiovese with a character that is both masculine and feminine at the same time.

The vineyard gets the name from the logo of Banco Gondi: a diamond drill with flames, symbol of transparency, strength and passion. The Sangiovese in this vineyard reaches floral notes of violet with fruity notes of cherry, strawberry and raspberries.

Vineyard

Poggio Diamante

Poggio Diamante is located in the heart of the main complex of Marchesi Gondi vineyards in Sottomonte area, with a South-SouthWest exposure. In 2000 it was replanted only with Sangiovese, 4000 vines per hectare trained spurred cordon. The name Poggio Diamante i.e. Diamond Hill, comes from its shape because it looks like a diamond drill and the different shades allow the Sangiovese to reach its highest elegance.

The vineyard was planted the first time in 1800s by Marie Carmes de Labrugiére Gondi, our great-great-grandmother. Once widowed, Marie left Chateneuf du Pape and brought the French ‘know how’ in our farm. She produced a Chianti wine in Burgundy style that won many awards during the first Expo in France in 1889, same year the Tour Eiffel was built. The vineyard distinguished itself over the centuries for the excellent quality and elegance of the Sangiovese.

The Sangiovese in this vineyard reaches floral notes of red rose and violet with fruity notes of cherry and spices. It gives us unique wines with extraordinary longevity. The soil is composed by galestro Tuscan stone, calcareous sediments and clay. These elements make the wine have strong tannins and freshness that allow a long longevity of more than 25 years.

Vineyard

Pietra Viva

Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard located in the main complex of Marchesi Gondi vineyards in Sottomonte area, with a South-SouthWest exposure. Partly replanted in 1985 with 3000 plants per hectare trained single arched and partly planted in 2003 with 4000 plants per hectare trained spurred cordon.

The vineyard has the peculiarity of the Chianti Rufina territory, with soil rich in minerals, galestro Tuscan stone, clay and calcareous sediments. In this area there is a prevalence of galestro and for this reason the vineyard is called Pietra Viva, Italian for 'living stone': it seem the stones rise and grow day by day. Thanks to these characteristics the Cabernet Sauvignon adapted to the local territory, losing some of the vegetal notes to acquire a more austere and sharp structure. The predominant notes are black fruits like blackberry and raspberry juice, but also sweet spices like cardamom and cinnamon.

The name of the vineyard is also a historical reference to Antonio Gondi's wife Marie Catherine de Piervive, court lady in France for queen Caterina dei Medici.

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