The estate

The Vineyards

The two vineyards on site at Poggio La Noce, with a surface area of about 8.5 acres, run along the crest of the hillside overlooking the valley, at an elevation of 800 to 1000 feet, facing south-southwest.

Our first vineyard called Vigna "I Tulipani" for the many wild tulips which grow there in the spring, was planted in 2000 and 2006 mostly to Sangiovese. Vigna "Le Civette", our second vineyard, was planted at the beginning of 2018 to Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. The name "Le Civette" or "little owl" is in honor of a family of little owls who reside in the terrace wall right above that vineyard.

The soil at Poggio La Noce consists of calcareous marl with Albarese and Galestro strata, dating back to the Pliocene epoch in the Cenozoic era, roughly 5 million years ago. The characteristics of the soil rich in rock fragments and limestone, combined with the climatic conditions of the area, allow the grapes to reach optimum maturation both for sugars and phenols. The proximity to the river the Arno, generates a cooling breeze which sweeps through the entire valley, giving a much needed reprieve to the vines especially during the hot summer months. The diurnal temperature changes during the weeks leading up to harvest time, allow for the optimal synthesis of tannic and polyphenolic development. All this results in wines with good balance of sugars and alcohol, nice freshness and roundness. Aromatic characteristics are those of the grape varietals, Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino, all three traditional Tuscan varietals.

The training system is guyot, managed with a reduced number of shoots per strains, to maintain low yields.

Our third vineyard South of Florence in the Chianti Classico appelation near Montefiridolfi adds another 2.5 acres of old Sangiovese vines (25+ years) on ancient alluvial soil with the presence of the famous "galets roulés" stones.

Finally a small vineyard of 100% Falanghina vines situated on a promontory above the village of Baia in the Campi Flegrei DOC completes the family.

The Winery

The Poggio La Noce winery built in 2016, is nested right into the hill side below our beautiful olive grove, in close proximity to the vineyards. Built entirely underground, this makes it especially energy efficient and helps maintain the ideal temperature and humidity for our wines throughout the year.

Our winery designed using eco-sustainable materials, allows for a well integrated and natural work flow from initial harvest to final bottling of the wine.

The winery also includes a tasting area where guests may visit and enjoy tasting our wines. Thanks to large sliding windows, the tasting room is naturally integrated with its surrounding landscape, offering stunning views of our valley.