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Über das Weingut und die Weine
The bond between Tommaso Cavalli and his land has its origins in a true passion which has taken shape in the form of the estate owned by the family since the early seventies, Tenuta degli Dei, to which Tommaso and his father Roberto have devoted thirty years of intensive work. The estate is located in the village of San Leolino, near Panzano in Chianti.
The territory’s characteristics make it ideal for horse-breeding. The vineyards have been planted in the Golden valley, which thanks to its soil and exposure to sunlight, is perfect for viticulture.
Tenuta Degli Dei embodies the Cavalli family’s lifelong commitment to farming, wine-making and horse-breeding, the symbols of Tuscany in the world.
Wine cellars are located within the Pieve of San Leolino, a magnificent example of Tuscan Romanesque style dating back to the 9th century A.D.
THE FERMENTATION ROOM
Our wine cellars cover two floors: the fermentation room is on the upper floor, it has been completely renovated in 2004 and its trabeated ceilings, typical of the Chianti area’s countryside houses, have been restored to their original splendor. Appreciation and respect for local architecture is our way to enhance the care and attention for the grapes.
THE BARREL CELLAR
The area below the fermentation room has been carefully restored as well: this cellar houses the French oak barrels in which the wine’s maturation process is completed.
THE PARISH CHURCH OF SAN LEOLINO
Along the church’s facade runs a Renaissance-style portico supported on sandstone columns dating back to the fifteenth century Tuscan order when the church was under the patronage of the Florentine hospital of Santa Maria Nuova. The interior houses thirteenth and fifteenth century works of art by Meliore and Mariotto di Nardo, and two glazed earthenware tabernacles attributed to the Della Robbia family.
Our production includes three red wines that unite the elegance of the selected vineyards with the extraordinary potential of the territory of Panzano in Chianti.
IGT "CAVALLI" Tenuta Degli Dei
The company’s flagship selection, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. An elegant, intense wine of great structure that contributes to its aging over time.
IGT "LE REDINI" Tenuta Degli Dei
A pleasant, fresh and fruity wine, dedicated to lovers of Merlot with its refined notes, made unmistakably by the “Golden Valley” of Panzano in Chianti.
Chianti Classico DOCG "FORCOLE" Tenuta Degli Dei
Named after the vineyard of production, a fresh and lively wine, a tribute to the tradition of our territory, a pure expression of Sangiovese.
Harvest is done manually. The grapes produced in Florence are transported to the winery in Panzano in refrigerated vans so as to preserve their quality and characteristics.
After hand-picking, the grapes are placed on two vibrating surfaces where two selection stages are carried out, one for the clusters and one for the berries. We wish to make maximum use of grapes by selecting the best ones, with respect for tradition and an eye to the future.