Poggio Arioso Chianti D.O.C.G.
Produced with the best grapes of the farm – the Sangiovese of both the fifty year-old Grotta, and the new Ancipressi vineyards. The former is southwest facing, the latter northwest facing, both of them on chalky slopes making a perfect combination of characteristics.
The name comes from the little village near the vineyard, and is the main produce of the farm. It comes from both the oldest and the newest vines. It consists of Sangiovese (80%), Merlot (10%), Canaiolo (5%) and Malvasia Bianca (5%). It is handpicked and fermented in cement vats, and macerated for about two weeks.
This wine is produced from white Malvasia grapes from the old vineyards of the farm, together with Vermentino (40%) and Tuscan Trebbiano (5%). This guarantees the right acidity level. The must is fermented at a controlled temperature in stainless steel vats, and left with the sediment until the following spring. It is then bottled and is ready for drinking.
Poggio Arioso – Vinsanto del Chianti d.o.c.g.
This is an authentic Tuscan Vinsanto produced in the classical style. The grapes are harvested early, bunch by bunch, from the best parts of the vine.
White Malvasia Lunga and Tuscan Trebbiano are dried naturally in the 1888 drying room, and are pressed between New Year’s Day and the Epiphany. They are fermented and finished in small 50 litre kegs.
Extra virgin olive oil
This comes from the 10,000 olive trees which cover forty hectares overlooking the vineyards. The oldest plants are centuries old, the youngest were planted twenty years ago. Among the different varieties are Frantoio, Leccino, Morariolo, and Pendolino. A conversion to organic methods of working the land is underway, using organic fertilizers, manual pruning, and mostly hand picking. The olives are sent to the olive press on the day they are harvested, and are cold pressed with mechanical methods. When fresh, the extra virgin oil is bright green with tinges of gold, a fruity smell suggestive of vegetables, and spicy according to the Tuscan tradition.
It should be used uncooked, and is particularly good with vegetables and fish with delicate flavours.
Extra virgin olive oil – igp Toscana – Florentine hills
This product is uniquely produced from the Frantoio olive trees in the Casanova olive grove.
These are the best plants on the farm, and are located on a high west-facing hill, and cultivated organically. The olives are picked by hand and pressed the same evening.
The oil is bright green, with an intense, fruity, aromatic, organic smell. The taste is strong, fruity, and spicy and lingers for a long time.
It should be used uncooked. It is best enjoyed with white toasted Tuscan bread, or together with a dip of fresh vegetables, with fresh fish, pork, or with a typical Florentine steak.
On Thursdays and Saturdays (8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00) we are open for the sale and tasting of our products.
Many of our wines can be purchased direct from the cask, and the entire range of our products is available in the farm shop.