Castello Della Paneretta- Stunning Winery located in the wine-zone of Chianti Classico
Boasting a history of over four centuries, Castello Della Paneretta locates in the wine-zone of Chianti Classico, on the rolling hills of western slopes. The beauty of the winery is enhanced by the foothills that dominate Val d’Elsa near San Gimignano. The vineyards of the estate are stretched over an area of 309 hectares from which the owner produces top-class Chianti Classico DOCG wines.
Twenty-two hectares dedicatedly produce IGT label wines.
Breif Story About the Establishment of the Winery
The story of Castello Della Paneretta was started in 1596, established around a 1260-built ancient watchtower. In 1577, Maddelena married to Ludovico and brought the castle-turned-winery as a dowry. The couple restored the interior completely and became a tourist spot for artists and writers. Later in 1669, Cassandra Capponi brought the property as a dowry in the Strozzi family. Over the years, many families have an interesting history with this castle. Later in 1984, the Albisetti family acquired the castle and started producing wines.
Passionate and Dedicated Family
With great passion and determination towards the winemaking business, the current family produces a wide range of grapes. Castello Della Paneretta’s primary grape varieties are Sangiovese and Canaiolo Colorino, using which the owner produces high-end wines under DOCG and IGT statuses. Some other types of vines include Trebbiano and Malvasia.
During harvesting, the berries are picked manually and moved to the cellar for processing. The owner follows traditional and innovative methods of wine production, such as fermentation in stainless steel tanks, ageing and refining in oak barrels to give the wines a wooden essence. The winery’s wine categories include delicious red, rose, and dessert wines.