The milestones of the property, from where everything began and around which the activity of Rocca delle Macìe revolves. The four estates all belong to the Municipality of Castellina in Chianti in the South-West area of the Chianti Classico territory. An area particularly suited to the cultivation of vines and characterized by very heterogeneous soils that guarantee a variety of aromas and unique organoleptic characteristics.
Tenuta Le Macìe
purchased in 1973, this estate remains the heart of the company and plays host to the offices and the cellars. It is composed of 93 hectares (230 acres), of which 31 (76 acres) are given over to vineyards, mainly Sangiovese grapes with some hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Colorino. 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 (309 acres), of which 36.5 (90 acres) are given over to vineyards (mainly Sangiovese, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) and 12.5 (31 acres) 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 single vineyard wine, 100% Sangiovese: Chianti Classico Tenuta Sant’Alfonso.
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 (150 acres), of which 35 hectares (88 acres) are given over to vineyards (Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Colorino) and 4.3 (11 acres) 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 restored and converted to create a delightful Relais, which is Rocca delle Macìe’s hospitality hub.
Tenuta 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 (54 acres), of which 5.5 (18 acres) are under vine (mostly Sangiovese). This property plays host to a new cellar for the aging of the prestigious selections of red wines.