Halfway between Florence and Siena, Tuscan wine estate with 78 hectares of land, of which 21,5 ha of vineyards and 20 ha of olive grove.
Placed 330 m above the sea level, this wine and oil producing estate is located in the heart of Tuscany, between the Val di Pesa and the Val d’Elsa. A few kilometers from the birthplace of Boccaccio, Certaldo, it is only half an hour away by car from the nearest airport, Firenze Peretola. San Gimignano, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, Montecatini Terme, famous for its thermal baths, and Pisa with its Leaning Tower, are all within easy reach.
DESCRIPTION OF BUILDINGS
The property consists of a main villa in need of renovation, measuring 633 sqm, with agricultural premises attached, offices, housing for employees, and a restored farmhouse with four apartments (22 beds) currently running as an accommodation business and a wine tasting room with breakfast room. The estate includes also a state-of-the-art oil mill, used also for third party’s olive pressing.
An Agricultural Improvement Plan has already been approved which would grant the possibility to build up to 7,000 cubic meters (olive oil mill with orciaia, wine cellar and offices), the conversion of the “tinaia” (1.800 cubic meters) into a staff quarter and the possibility to create an indoor heated pool connected to the outdoor one.
The farmhouse is currently divided into two units and can host up to 6 independent apartments.
The barn is located close to the farmhouse and hosts 2 apartments.
The former stables should, based on the project, host 2 apartments on the first floor and on the ground floor, both fitted with professional kitchens and restrooms.
A recovery plan for the demolition of the rural outbuilding has been already approved and it allows the construction of nine units of 95 sqm each, as well as cellars, for a total of 1200 sqm.
A Leopoldina dating back to the 18th century is located in front of the main entrance of the farm and it boasts a total surface area of about 600 sqm. It can be restored and converted into additional living units.
The plot of land extends over 78 hectares, of which 21.5 ha of vineyard, 20 ha of olive grove, 18 ha of woodland and 7 ha of coppiced wood (cypresses and nut-trees).
DETAILS ON WINE PRODUCTION
- Surface: 21.5 hectares
- Varieties: Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, Colorino, Canaiolo and Abrostine
- Altitude: 330 m
- Soil composition: sandy loam with alluvial gravel
- Year of plantation: 1995 – 2010
- Density: 3,700 – 6,000 vines / ha
- Potential production: 180,000 – 200,000 bottles
- Produced Wines: Chianti DOCG, Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG, Toscana IGT
DETAIL ON OIL PRODUCTION
- Surface: 20.0 hectares (5,500 trees)
- Cultivar: Frantoio, Leccio del Corno, Moraiolo, Pendolino, Maurino and Morcaio
- Potential production: 15,000 – 18,000 bottles