SAN LORENZO Chianti Superiore DOCG

SAN LORENZO Chianti Superiore DOCG

SAN LORENZO Chianti Superiore DOCG

On the hills overlooking Val d’Elsa, Podere San Lorenzo is located on the historical border between Chianti and Chianti Classico, at 330 m a.s.l. inside a majestic natural reserve of cypresses. It is the first estate that you come across along the farm road through the cypress groves. We have records of Podere San Lorenzo dated as early as the 1300s, when it was the site of a suffragan church under the more important church of Sant’Agnese. Podere San Lorenzo houses a majestic cypress grove of over 250 hectares, which is today a Natural Reserve. The particular conditions made it so that the cypress naturalized here, renewing itself spontaneously and integrating perfectly with the pre-existing vegetation. It is one of the few examples in Mediterranean countries and one of only three cypress groves from seed existing in Italy. The soil of Podere San Lorenzo is composed of yellow-ochre sands of Pliocene origin. Commonly called ‘tufo senese’ (Sienese tuff) in the area, this soil is rich in marine fossils. Indeed, it is not uncommon, walking among the rows of vines, to come across shells from millions of years ago. Podere San Lorenzo enjoys optimal exposure and constant north-west ventilation, which guarantees excellent levels of grape health. The particular marine origin of the soils gives minerality and sapidity to the wines. The Sangiovese grown on these soils makes our Chianti Superiore San Lorenzo a wine with a pleasant and fruity character.

Region

Toscana

Designation

DOCG

Variety

Sangiovese Grosso, complementary varieties

Colour

Red

Type

Still Wine

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