It is here at LeFiligare, that in the summer of 1857, the Archduke of Tuscany invited Pope Pius IX to enjoy the beauty of Tuscany and savour it's fine wines and oil.
It's easy to see why they chose this estate in the heart of Chianti, situated on a hill overlooking some of the world's most precious vineyards, where the production of fine wine can be traced back to the '300's.
Now in the hands of noted jeweler Carlo Cassetti Burchi and his family, Le Filigare continues it's reputation for quality wines and warm hospitality.
Besides it's noted wine the estate offers comfortable stylish apartments withwonderful views, perfect for a relaxing and invigorating stay.
Located near San Donato in Poggio, in the province of Florence, halfway between Florence and Siena, in the very heart of the area known as "Chianti Classico Gallo Nero", the farm has a total area of nearly 60 hectares.
At present 10 hectares are utilized for specialized vineyard cultivation, while another area, of about the same extension, is considered a so called "promiscuous" vineyard; that is where the wine is cultivated together with other trees, such as in this case, the olive.
The average altitude of these vineyards is considered relatively high, between 400 and 500 meters above sea level. If on one hand this aspect causes a low profit per hectare, on the other hand, it represents quite a highly positive feature, since the wines obtained from "high" vineyards located in lower altitudes are the most sought after.
The composition of vineyards cultivated on Eocene land, earth that is mostly clay but laced with fossils (therefore quite permeated), is essentially the one required by the Disciplinary Committee for the production of "Chianti Classico DOCG", in which the "Sangiovese" vine-stock has an ample predominance of about 90%.
There is also a limited presence of "Cabernet Sauvignon" that however offers an important contribution in the production of a particular farm "cru" named "Le Rocce". There is also a limited presence of "Merlot and Syrah" that however offers an important contribution in the production of a particular farm "cru" named "Pietro".
The goal of the farm is to maintain this limited, artisanal production along with the collaboration of qualified experts, in order to privide wines that represent the best of Tuscany's Chianti Classico.