The common areas include 1 hectare (approx. 2.5 acres) of Chianti Classico vineyard planted with sangiovese vines for the production of the “estate’s” own wine. The first crop is expected in 2024 with a prediction of approximately 8,000 bottles of wine per year. Production, operation and maintenance of grapes are operated by an experienced external operator.
The Chianti Classico region is characterized by the black rooster and is considered one of Italy's most famous wine districts. Frescobaldi, Antinori Mazzei (Fonterutoli) and Ricasoli (Castello di Brolio) are some of the historic wineries in the area. The Chianti Classico area consists of a total of 70,000 hectares (172,900 acres) of vineyards surrounding the towns of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and Radda in Chianti.
Chianti Classico is an independent DOCG or Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. In order for a wine to be classified as Chianti Classico, it must come from the area noted above and meet a number of requirements. The main grape must be Sangiovese and it should make up 80-100% of the blend, supplemented only with approved grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and the local Canaiolo and Colorino.
The wine from Borgo San Martino will therefore meet all requirements for producing certified DOCG Chianti Classico wine.
We will use Sangiovese grapes with bio (organic) certification.