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    The agricultural estate "Fattoria San Michele a Torri Srl" is situated 15 Km from Florence in the "Chianti" wine producing area, at an altitude of 211 metres above sea level and set amongst vineyards and olive groves which slope gently down into the valley...

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Fattoria San Michele a Torri Chianti Wines

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Scandicci Via di San Michele, 36 +39 055 769111 +39 055 769191

Description

The agricultural estate "Fattoria San Michele a Torri Srl" is situated 15 Km from Florence in the "Chianti" wine producing area, at an altitude of 211 metres above sea level and set amongst vineyards and olive groves which slope gently down into the valley of the Pesa river.

Extended over 200 hectares of land, of which 50 cultivated as vineyards, 30 as olive groves and the remainder given over to cereal crops and woodland, Fattoria di San Michele lies astride the Chianti Colli Fiorentini and the Chianti Classico wine zones.

A habitat particularly suited to winemaking, which produces smooth, aromatic red wines of great character.

Paolo Nocentini, the current owner of the Azienda Agricola, has given a new lease of life to the estate's traditional farming activities , renewing and expanding the cultivation and directing it towards organic farming methods.

The Fattoria di San Michele a Torri is spread over an area of approx. 200 hectares. Of this, approx. 50 hectares are occupied by vineyards, 30 by olive groves and the remaining land by cereal crops and woodlands.

Part of the vineyards (6 hectares) fall within the in Chianti Classico territory.

The nature of the land is varied, however it comprises mainly land originating from floodland, with rocky soil, and is therefore particularly suited to the cultivation of vines.

Grapes have been grown for centuries in this area and therefore there is a well consolidated tradition of vines suitable to the local soil and climate

The farm also has an old vineyard, planted around seventy years ago, with the varieties of grapes and clones typical of that period.

The principal vines cultivated in the area are Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorinoan. In the last six years, other vines have been introduced, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Riesling. However, these vines cover a limited area only.

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