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Conte Ferdinando Guicciardini Castello Di PoppianoThe hills around the Castello di Poppiano have been for centuries the main site of farming activity by the Guicciardini who, even when involved in the public life of Florence, continued to look after their possessions in the country side. Names of still existing farm houses (La Costa, Malfastello , Camascioli , Poggerello , Olmo, Fichereto) recur in archive documents of the family since 1300. We get an interesting view of the country life in Poppiano during the Renaissance period through the letters of Isabella Sacchetti, sister-in-law of Francesco Guicciardini, which highlight that already in the 15th to16th century olives and vines were the backbone of Poppiano’s farming activities. The Estate has remained in my family from generation to generation. Ferdinando di Carlo,my great grandfather, gave it a great boost in the 19th century , reclaiming lands, improving wine cellars and the oil mill. This activity was continued by Lorenzo , my grandfather and Guicciardino, my father. Ferdinando Guicciardini inherited from his grandfather in 1962 , just as sharecropping (which had been for centuries the traditional farming contract in Tuscany) was coming to an end . That was a difficult period which ultimately led to radical changes to our estate , including crop specialization and upgrading of processing facilities , whilst bearing in mind the fundamental principle that progress should always respect tradition. At present the Estate extends over 265 of which 130 are vineyards and 47 ha oliveti, are olive groves, all of them managed with respect for the environment.
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Azienda Agricola Il PalagioOur family history is rooted in a piece of land in the beautiful Conca d’Oro, the golden valley of Panzano in Chianti, in the heart of the Chianti-Classico region. We are the third generation to work the land of our grandfathers and to produce the wine of Azienda Agricola Il Palagio. We follow the tradition and ancient knowledge of our ancestors and have a deep appreciation for family values and for the land we cultivate. Our commitment is to preserve and safeguard our land through organic production in order to guide our winery into a sustainable future. The area of wine production of Panzano in Chianti stretches out over two slopes: one faces south and the other north. The vineyards of Il Palagio all face south or southwest. This privileged position determines, together with other important components, the high quality of or our wines. The altitude (400-500 metres above sea level) and the unique microclimate characterized by constant winds; the particular soil called galestro, and last but not least our careful work in the vineyards and in the cellar following the tradition of our ancestors. Il Palagio encompasses 12 hectares of land; 7.5 hectares are planted with vineyards and the remaining land with olive groves. The vineyards stretch out over two separate parcels of land. The main part is located in the centre of the Conca d’Oro valley with a full southern exposure and an altitude of 400 – 500 metres. On the western slope and with a full southwest exposure at an altitude of 450 metres we nd our most precious vineyard, Vigna delle Bambole. A cooler climate and an altitude of 300 – 400 metres characterize the second parcel; it is located in San Martino on the Cafaggio ridge, facing Rignana. Our land is planted only with Sangiovese and on hectare of Merlot.
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Fattoria San Michele a Torri ScandicciSan Michele a Torri is a small village situated in the Val di Pesa hills, just southwest of the city of Florence. The village got its name from the medieval castle that was first mentioned in 1126. Today, only some traces of the castle remain. Most of the castle was destroyed in 1324 by Castruccio Castracani. Fattoria San Michele a Torri developed over the centuries from an ancient medieval villa Documentation referring to the structure exists from as far back as 1535 and it is certain that it was used as an important center of production in the 1800’s . Numerous interventions have reshaped the villa over the years, exemplified by the brick vaulted wine cellar, the 18th century chapel and the Neo-Gothic well , all beautifully restored in 1822 before being destroyed again during WWII. On July 30, 1944 the “Fattoria” was in the centre of “The battle of San Michele a Torri” since the city walls were the last standing defense before Florence. The New Zealand and German troops battled there for one week leaving dozens dead. Many historians believe that this battle was more intense and significant than the famous battle of Cassino. During this battle, most of the population of San Michele took refuge in the cellars below the Fattoria and 120 people are believed to have hidden in the barrels feeling they would be safer there. In memory of those who died from the New Zealand armed force, July 30th is celebrated as “San Michele day.” Recently the farm has been restored strictly respecting its original style and elegance.
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