Fattoria di Poggiopiano
The Tuscan earth has produced great wines and olive oil of distinctive quality for centuries, Chianti has sparked passion into the souls of lovers of good food and wine all around the world.
This Passion for the land, good wines and extra virgin olive oil is what inspired the Galardi brothers, Alberto and Carlo, descendants of a long line of Florentine traders, to acquire the estate of Tenuta di Poggiopiano back in 1935. It marked a significant turning point in the history of the family which has since dedicated itself exclusively & continuously to the production of wines and olive oils with only the Second World War managing to halt these developments.
After the 'big frost' of 1985, which destroyed a large part of the olive trees and damaged many vines in Tuscany, Mauro Galardi - a young twenty-year old, self-thought agronomist and oenologist, with the same grit and determination as his predecessors decided to start "from scratch". He pulled out all ruined trees and vines, re-planted new ones and restored all the old farm buildings. Today, Mauro together with his daughter Martina and wife Elisabetta, holds on fiercely to the idea of family management and his desire to build on and preserve traditions, while at the same time giving measured consideration to the latest developments being made in the fields of wine-making and extra virgin olive oil production.
The vineyards and olive groves are spread over 17 hectares, 150 metres high up on gravely chalky terrain, which contributes to the limited productive quantity but, more importantly, to the high quality of grapes and olives. The southern exposure guarantees excellent climatic conditions, and the absence of high humidity reduces the risks of parasite infestations, thereby favouring a low environmental impact cultivation. The farm is certified organic since 1999, flanked by the use of renewable energy sources and low carbon footprint packaging materials.
The Galardi family seeks to share with others their passion for the land and its produce, and in 1999 they opened a small agrotourism inn by repurposing a Tuscan Farmhouse that dates back to 1650, where guests can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside.
Rosso di Toscana 'Poggio Galardi in Anfora'
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon planted on galestro, limestone soil in the Florentine Hills (Fiesole). Destemmed, gentle press, fermentation in stainless steel, with twice a day pump-over. Aged in a mix of barrique and amphora. lightly filtered before bottling. Organic.