The Estates in the Chianti Classico
Purchased in 1973, this estate remains the heart of the company and plays host to the offices and the cellars. It is composed of 85 hectares, of which 42 are given over to vineyards (Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) and 13 to olive groves. Here, you can admire some of the winery's most beautiful vineyards, on which major replanting operations have been carried out with a particular focus on analyzing the soil and achieving the right hydrological and geological balance with a view to reaching the best possible quality without compromising the environment.
Acquired in the same year as Le Macìe (1973), this estate is composed of 125 hectares, of which 50 are given over to vineyards (Sangiovese) and 15 to olive groves. In the plots on this estate, Sangiovese plays a leading role; indeed, the composition of the soil (richer in clay and with less gravel than others) together with the specific clones of Sangiovese used favor the optimum maturation of the bunches with a higher concentration of polyphenols and aromatic substances. These grapes are used to produce one of the winery's prestigious monovarietal Sangiovese crus: Chianti Classico Tenuta Sant'Alfonso.
Riserva di Fizzano. Locally renowned for the excellent exposure of its vineyards, Fizzano Farm was purchased in 1984 and is constituted by a borgo dating from the 11th century and by around 61 hectares of plots, of which 35 hectares are given over to vineyards (Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) and 10 to olive groves. The borgo also plays host to the company's oil mill, into which all of the olives from the various properties are funneled to produce a high-quality extra-virgin olive oil. In addition, the buildings of the borgo have been converted to create a delightful Relais, which is Rocca delle Macìe's hospitality hub.
Le Tavolelle. As part of an initiative geared towards enhancing and diversifying the winery's productive base, the Le Tavolelle estate was acquired in 1998 and is composed of 22 hectares, of which 16 are under vine (mostly Sangiovese) and 1 is given over to olive groves. This property plays host to a new cellar for the aging of prestigious selections of red wines.