Project Description

The Colognole farm has belonged to the Spalletti family since the end of the 19th century. The company area extends for about 650 hectares within the Chianti Rufina Docg, about 32 km east of Florence.

The 27 hectares of vineyards climb the right bank of the Sieve river at altitudes ranging from 250 to 520 meters above sea level, on mainly clayey soils with plenty of galestro. The Chianti Rufina produced in Colognole clearly expresses the characteristics of Sangiovese grown at high altitudes and in the vicinity of the Apennine mountains: great finesse and elegance in the aromas combined with a marked longevity due, in particular, to the presence of abundant mineral tannins. Another production excellence is extra virgin olive oil, produced from around 6500 plants of the Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino varieties, whose best part of the harvest is destined for the production of the prestigious Laudemio. Currently, about 70% of the production of wine and oil is sold on foreign markets.

In addition, in the last 30 years, the company has renovated some rural farmhouses, creating a hospitality project that can count on apartments, villas, and even rooms for B&B service. In 2008, a restaurant was opened inside the Borgo, with typical “Km zero” cuisine.