The farm, located on the top of the Monte ﬁ esole hill at 450 meters above sea level, just 18 km from Florence, is a typical family-run business, immersed in the enchanting succession of rolling hills full of vineyards and olive groves, located between the towns of Sieci and Pontassieve. Among the companies of a certain size present in the production area of the Chianti Rufin, Fattoria Lavacchio was the first to join the organic production programs; convinced adhesion, resulting from the philosophy that the company has always pursued: harmonizing its business with the balances imposed by nature.
The wines express personally the interpretation of the characteristics of our territory and highlights its profound vocation to produce wines of very different types, with the common denominator represented by the high quality level and the strong personality. All this is the result of the competence and passion invested in running the company, according to the respect for natural balances, combined with the use of modern machinery and technologies.
The grapes and olives are harvested by hand, as in the past, to ensure an optimal selection of the raw material. All wines are obtained by spontaneous fermentation, that is without added yeasts, and they contain on average one third of the sulphites allowed by law.
The soils rich in skeleton and galestro, mainly limestones, combined with the harsh climate, contribute to producing frank wines, an expression of the territory with a vocation for aging. The current selection of wines derives from an in-depth experimentation in the vineyard and in the cellar that has allowed to make the most of the peculiarities of Sangiovese and to discover among the many planted vines those that best adapt to the microclimatic characteristics of our territory.