In Tuscany, wine estate with 45.6 hectares of land, of which 18.2 ha of vineyards (Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG), 21.4 ha of arable land, 2.0 ha of olive grove (with 450 trees), 4.0 ha of wood-land for quality timber. The property is made up of several buildings with annexes and wine cellar, for a total surface of over 2,600 sqm. It is also possible to start an accommodation business.
The property is 3 km from a town with services, and approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Poggibonsi and the medieval town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other beautiful towns in the vicinity are the Etruscan Volterra (40km; 50’), the Renaissance Florence (42km; 1h), the medieval Siena (46km; 45’) and the wine-cradle Montepulciano (106km; 1h 30’).
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The property is made up of various buildings, for a total surface of 2,633 sqm (28,330 sqft).
The main building (696 sqm – 7,489 sqft) is laid out on two levels. It includes storage rooms, wine cellars, rooms for residential use, company cafeteria and office with half bath. Behind it, there are five silos, each with a capacity of 600 hectoliters, and two large horizontal wine presses.
A secondary structure (170 sqm – 1,829 sqft) is attached to the main building and includes a bot-tling facility and some of the offices of the business. The outside cellar (112 sqm – 1,205 sqft) can contain up to 1000 hl of wine. Then there is a warehouse with a garage (275 sqm – 2,959 sqft) hosting the agricultural vehicles.
The small villa (90 sqm – 968 sqft) with outbuilding (30 sqm – 323 sqft) is made up of four rooms and is fitted with a garden and a small vegetable garden. It is equipped with independent heating.
The country house N°1 (340 sqm – 3,658 sqft) needs a thorough renovation and is split between two floors: at ground floor there is a storage room, while on the first floor there is an apartment to be finished with a wonderful view over the towers of San Gimignano.
The country house N°2 (320 sqm – 3,443 sqft) is split between two floors, each housing an inde-pendent apartment, is made up of a total of 12 rooms and is surrounded by a garden.
Lastly, the property is completed by a building under construction (600 sqm – 6,456 sqft) struc-tured partially above ground (400 sqm – 4,304 sqft) and partially underground (200 sqm – 2,152 sqft). It could potentially offer 5 apartments in the above-ground section (80 sqm each) to be used as part of a hosting activity, keeping one of them as a master apartment.
The property covers a total surface of 45.9 hectares (113.4 acres).
Wine production, bareback of the estate, can rely on approximately 18.2 hectares vineyards registered as Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG. Vines have been plated for the most part after 2012, with some older plants bating back as far as 2005. Most of the wooden stakes have been replaced in re-cent years.
Following up is the olive grove (2.0 ha) with 450 olive trees, wth both centuries-old and young plants. The remaining part of the estate is covered in arable land (21.4 ha) with cereals (wheat, broad bean, barley, oat...). Part of these fields could be easily planted with vines to further increase wine production. Finally, 4.0 hectares are covered in woodland and used to produce high-quality timber with alders, walnuts and cherries.
DETAILS ON WINE PRODUCTION
- Vineyard surface: 18.2 hectares (Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG)
- Varieties: Sangiovese, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Trebbiano e Malvasia
- Year of planting: 2005 onward (old vines), 2012 onward (new vines)
- Exposure: south, southwest
- Potential production: up to 1,450 hl (roughly 190,000 bottles)
- Terrain composition: clayish
- Equipment in the cellar: vats (n.3 totaling 1,800 hl), external silos (n.2 totaling 1,200 hl), wine jars (totaling 2,000 hl), presses (n.2), pumps, tools, tractors, vehicles
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
Given its international division and its size, the property can be used both as a wine estate and for residential use. Furthermore, there is the possibility to convert the farmhouses into tourist accom-modation buildings and to increase the production of wine, by planting more vineyards.