The farm “La Torre” is managed by Castellano Castellani and is authorised for agritourism, trading as “Azienda Agrituristica Antico Borgo La Torre”. The farm has 32 ha of land, comprising around 10 ha of vineyard, 1 ha of olive groves, 10 ha of arable land, 9 ha of woods and the remaining an orchard and walnut trees. The farm mainly produces wine and olive oil. All production is according to principles of integrated farming, certified by the Tuscan quality standard ‘Agriqualità’.
Our excellent Chianti DOCG wine is a young and fresh wine made from Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Merlot grapes. For our white Tuscan wine IGT we use Trebbiano, Malvasia and Vermentino grapes. The wine is exclusively produced and bottled at the farm.
Our vineyard, which we continuously renew and replant, is in the hills on the estate at around 150-180 m over sea level, sloping slowly down towards the valley of the Resco river.
No herbicides are used when working the land. To protect the grapes from fungal diseases we exclusively use products based on copper and sulphur.
The grapes are entirely hand-picked allowing only the best grapes to be selected for our quality wine.
We make our wine in the farm's own winery located at the underground level of the 18th century building 'the granary'. Stainless steel and traditional concrete tanks are used during vinification. Stainless steel barrels for storing the wine prior to bottling are fitted with a nitrogen system. The total storage capacity is 455 hl.
After the harvest the grapes are filled into the tanks with help of gravity, using the different levels between the outside courtyard and the partially underground level of the winery. The traditional building with thick stone walls and the winery being partially underground enable fermentation and storage of the wine at a constant temperature of around 18°C.
Every step of the wine production process is taken care of by Castellano Castellani, a previous high school maths teacher. Castellano now devotes himself with tireless passion to the care of the vineyard and the running of the farm.
Azienda Agricola La Torre del Dott. Castellano Castellani | via della Torre 171, 50066 Vaggio di Reggello (Fi)
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