Tenuta Bossi

Gem of Chianti Rufina and Florence, excellence since 1500s, tradition and modernity

History and Property

Tenuta Bossi, owned by the Gondi family since 1592, has always been famous for its wine. Situated on the wooded hills north-east of Florence, in the heart of Chianti Rufina, a wine-growing area famous since Etruscan era. A gem on a hill, over a valley of vineyards 18 km from Florence, between 200 and 400 meters above sea level. The estate has 315 hectares of which 19 of vineyards, 32 of olive groves and the rest is cereals and woods. The majestic Renaissance Villa Bossi, which dominates the valley with its monumental park and cellars, has been restored and modified in the centuries following the purchase. Next to the villa, a church with three altars built by AntoninoGondi.

The family has always believed in the local territory, the Chianti Rufina wine region that makes unique and distinct wines.

We are the 25th generation of wine producers at Tenuta Bossi, the Marquis Bernardo Gondi and sister Donatella, assisted by Bernardo's sons, Gerardo and Lapo. We continue the family tradition trying to maintain what our ancestors have always done: preserve the integrity and beauty of the local environment following the philosophy that has always distinguished Tenuta Bossi, the continuous research for the highest quality products. Skilled artisans, romantic vigneron, we mold grapes into wine giving it a soul that makes unique our wines.

Company and Territory

The first historical evidence of today's Chianti Rufina wines dates back to the early Fifteenth century. In the Eighteenth century, the Medici identified a particular aptitude for the production of great wines in this area. In 1716 Cosimo III de Medici included Chianti Rufina are in the 'Bando dei Vini', the fist world law regulating wine.

Our estate is at an average altitude of 350 meters above sea level near mountains but also the rivers Arno and Sieve. This leads great ventilation and humidity and therefore, many temperature changes. Natural elements that give our wines greater primary aromas. The soils of the winery are a mixture of clay, galestro Tuscan stone and limestone sediments. The prevalence of hard stone, makes the vine struggles to reach nutrients, but our wines gain structure and freshness. Two characteristics that allow us to have wines of great longevity and aromas.

In the 19 ha. of vineyard we produce Sangiovese grapes, Colorino of an autochthonous clone that has been reproduced here for over 100 years, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Trebbiano Toscano, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. These grapes, cultivated with respect for the environment and hand-picked with particular care, are vinified in the monumental vaulted cellars under Villa Bossi.

In the 32 hectares of olive groves we have various typical cultivars of the area. About 70% is Frantoio variety, the remaining 30% is Moraiolo, Pendolino and Leccino olive trees varieties.

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Our Values

Marchesi Gondi - Tenuta Bossi has been known for its wine and oil since Renaissance. Bonaccorso Gondi and now his sons Bernardo and Donatella Gondi establish the company in the wine field, experimenting with modern winemaking techniques always keeping a link to the culture and philosophy that has been distinguishing our winery for 25 generations.

At Tenuta Bossi we continue to produce a wine that deeply roots in the magnificent territory of Chianti Rufina and at the same time, experiment with both international and indigenous grape varieties.

Cellar

The cellars are party located in the basement of Villa Bossi and partly under its park, at the shade of centuries-old trees. Our philosophy is to maintain the secular environment and its high quality traditions. The Gondi family has always distinguished itself as romantic vignerons linked to traditions and territory, qualities that have been handed down by over 25 generations.

A quite by Galileo Galilei has been carved in our hearts as the company's philosophy: "Wine is a mixture of Love and Light”. Love is the great passion of the people who work hard everyday in the vineyard. Light is the Tuscan sun that radiates and nourishes the grapes. Love and Light give us the best grapes to produce the finest wines.

Tenuta Bossi has not renounced to modernity in the cellar. Combining perfect care of the vineyards to produce healthy and ripe grapes, careful vinification under constant human supervision and appropriate use of wood, we get to have unique, elegant and distinct products without losing the taste of tradition. Our red wines, after a suitable maturation in the numerous oak barrels and in barriques, refine in bottle.

At Tenuta Bossi we produce about 800/900 hl of wine: Chianti Rufina DOCG, Super Tuscan IGT, Bianco dei Colli dell'Etruria Centrale DOC, Rosato dei Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT, Vinsanto del Chianti Rufina DOC and Grappa. We also make two types of Tuscan extra virgin olive oil of greatest value, including the certified oil Laudemio.

Fiammae

Fiammae rises from the union of the passion and experience of two brothers, a unique wine with a new idea of Sangiovese.

Sassobianco

Colli dell'Etruria Centrale Bianco D.O.C.

Until 1987 the white wine at Tenuta Bossi was made with Trebbiano grapes.

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Violana

Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

After years of experimentation, Bernardo Gondi started to make an elegant rosé to satisfy the increasing demand for a fresh wine.

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San Giuliano

Chianti Rufina DOCG

At Tenuta Bossi we have always had a basic Chianti Rufina, only since 2000 it has been made with these vines.

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Villa Bossi

Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG

Riserva Villa Bossi has always been the emblem of the best blends selection. Call it Gran Riserva, Gran Cru or a wine of reflection. The king of our estate, a structured with a great longevity reserve. Since 1988 it has been produced with these grape varieties.

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Mazzaferrata

Rosso Colli Toscana Centrale IGT

In the mid 80s, Bernardo Gondi started to experiment with Cabernet, the first in Chianti Rufina. He bought some barriques and made different blends. After a few attempts in 1989, he decided that the first Super Tuscan at Tenuta Bossi was to be a Cabernet Sauvignon in purity. Given the strength and structure of the wine, he decided to name it evoking the family's warrior origins.

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Fiammae

Rosso Colli Toscana Centrale IGT

Born from the vision of Gerardo and Lapo Gondi, who believed in the territory and its most representative grape variety Sangiovese. Two brothers that felt the need to have at Tenuta Bossi a traditional and at the same time innovative wine. A wine with the characteristics of their souls: power and persistence, balance and freshness.

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Cardinal de Retz

Vin Santo del Chianti Rufina Riserva DOC

At Tenuta Bossi, our vinsanto has always been made following ancient traditions. Since the 50s, we only use Trebbiano grapes.

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Marchesi Gondi Grappa

Grappa

Bernardo Gondi has always been fascinated by distillates. In the Nineteenth century, at Tenuta Bossi was made one of the best Italian cognacs. Since the Italian legislation regarding distillation is complicated, we rely on Bonollo to produce a distillate from our marc.

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Laudemio

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our terroir at Tenuta Bossi allows us to have an olive oil of the highest quality. For this reason, we were among the founders of the Laudemio Consortium, collection of excellence of the best Tuscan olive oils.

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Marchesi Gondi

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Tenuta Bossi's terroir adapts to vines as well as to the olive groves and gives us great Tuscan olive oil.

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Sassobianco

Colli dell'Etruria Centrale Bianco D.O.C.

Until 1987 the white wine at Tenuta Bossi was made with Trebbiano grapes.

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Violana

Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

After years of experimentation, Bernardo Gondi started to make an elegant rosé to satisfy the increasing demand for a fresh wine.

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San Giuliano

Chianti Rufina DOCG

At Tenuta Bossi we have always had a basic Chianti Rufina, only since 2000 it has been made with these vines.

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Pian dei Sorbi

Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG

Before 1995 at the EstateBossi, there was a base wine and a more structured reserve, it was necessary to have a fresher and easier to drink.

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Villa Bossi

Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG

Riserva Villa Bossi has always been the emblem of the best blends selection. Call it Gran Riserva, Gran Cru or a wine of reflection. The king of our estate, a structured with a great longevity reserve. Since 1988 it has been produced with these grape varieties.

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Mazzaferrata

Rosso Colli Toscana Centrale IGT

In the mid 80s, Bernardo Gondi started to experiment with Cabernet, the first in Chianti Rufina. He bought some barriques and made different blends. After a few attempts in 1989, he decided that the first Super Tuscan at Tenuta Bossi was to be a Cabernet Sauvignon in purity. Given the strength and structure of the wine, he decided to name it evoking the family's warrior origins.

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Ser Amerigo

Rosso Colli Toscana Centrale IGT

It was born from the vision of Bernardo Gondi, who, experimenting with various allochthonous vines, decided the need to have in the range of wines of the Estate Bossi, a seductive, modern wine made from a blend of allochthonous and autochthonous vines.

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Fiammae

Rosso Colli Toscana Centrale IGT

Born from the vision of Gerardo and Lapo Gondi, who believed in the territory and its most representative grape variety Sangiovese. Two brothers that felt the need to have at Tenuta Bossi a traditional and at the same time innovative wine. A wine with the characteristics of their souls: power and persistence, balance and freshness.

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Cardinal de Retz

Vin Santo del Chianti Rufina Riserva DOC

At Tenuta Bossi, our vinsanto has always been made following ancient traditions. Since the 50s, we only use Trebbiano grapes.

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Marchesi Gondi Grappa

Grappa

Bernardo Gondi has always been fascinated by distillates. In the Nineteenth century, at Tenuta Bossi was made one of the best Italian cognacs. Since the Italian legislation regarding distillation is complicated, we rely on Bonollo to produce a distillate from our marc.

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Farmhouse Tenuta Bossi

Seven apartments in old farmhouses, furnished with rustic elegance. Immersed in the green wooded Tuscan hills, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves of Chianti.

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Tours at Tenuta Bossi

Visits with wine tastings to discover the historical Tenuta Bossi and the local territory, with breathtaking views over Chianti vineyards.

Spoken languages: English, French and Italian.
Reservation always required by phone, fax or email

We will guide your walk under the ancient vaults of the historical cellar.
On request, walking through the vineyards and olive groves of our estate. The wines for tasting are at customer's choice and price list. The visits and wine tastings are for groups of maximum 10 people, for higher numbers please agree in advance.

To experience Tenuta Bossi at best, we created different tours that can be customized, to fully immerse yourself in the territory and unique flavors of Tuscany.

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Via dello Stracchino, 32, 50065 Pontassieve FI

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