The Poggio Torselli estate sprawls over the Tuscan hills in the municipality of San Casciano in Val di Pesa. This is Chianti Classico country. The superb landscape offers sweeping views over about 30 hectares of verdant vineyards and 2,700 olive trees. In the Tuscan countryside, fragrances and colors intoxicate the senses of those who love and cherish them, an instinct that is second nature at Poggio Torselli. In more practical terms, Poggio Torselli's mission is to pass on the savors and colors of this noble land,by maintaining a healthy balance of modern agronomic techniques and respect for the territory as a whole.
The Poggio Torselli philosophy can be summed up in a single concept - our indissoluble bond with the terroir.
By terroir,we mean a way of living in the country and cultivating its fruits.
We see our working life as a never-ending exchange of ideas between ancient traditions and new generations of growers, in the hillside setting that makes Poggio Torselli wines unique and inimitable.
The rows of sun-kissed vines, cooled in the valley's shadow, stand on varying slopes with varying aspects to create a fitting backdrop for the historic Villa Poggio Torselli.
From the Villa's strategic position, a single glance can embrace the estate's entire vine stock.Each variety has its place, interpreting the territory in full respect of the changing soil types and range of hillside aspects.
Planning wines means taking and implementing decisions on the estate, from land management to water retention, selecting varieties and clones, and adopting training systems. Every decision is carefully weighed against the final objective, our synthesis of quality, tradition and respect for the territory.
The modern fermentation cellar is housed in three separate buildings.The first section is for fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks, with a total capacity of more than 3,000 hl.Modern winemaking technology ensures the grapes are transformed as naturally as possible, conserving all the aromas and sensations with which the territory has blessed them. Linked to the fermentation cellar by an underground tunnel are the areas for storing and aging wines in wood. Here,too,tradition melds with modernity to create synergies and complexity through the use of a wide range of containers. Barriques of French and American oak stand next to the larger 15-hl barrels traditionally used by Chianti winemakers. There are also French oak tonneaux in intermediate sizes (350 and 500 l). The final cellar area is refrigerated and climate-conditioned.In it, our bottles are stored in ideal conditions as the wine ages before release to market.