Conte Guicciardini di Ferdinando Guicciardini winery: embedded in Chianti
The Conte Guicciardini di Ferdinando Guicciardini was born out of the passion of the Guicciardini Family who since 1200 were major role players in the political, economic and social life in Florence at the time.
The Conte Guicciardini di Ferdinando Guicciardini consists of three wineries, the Poppiano Castle, the Boulders of Almond and the Belvedere Campoli
Vinsanto: ´the sweet seduction
The Poppiano Castle is one of the most important landmarks in the Chianti wine growing area and is home to the Chianti Collii Fiorentini DOCG Riserva and the Vinsanto. These wines have the longest tradition and history in the area. This area of the winery has excellent soil, which is locally referred to as alberese. This soil is clayey and well drained. The wine cellar at the Poppiano Castle is adjacent to the castle structure and is where wine in aged in oak barrels. The Boulders of Almond part of the estate was purchased in 1998 and was initially used for sheep farming. The wine development on this part of the estate was started from scratch on the south hills of the land, which have optimal exposure to the sun. The first vines were planted here in 199 and today the vineyard area covers 59 hectares of land of which 46 hectares are Morellino di Scansano DOCG and 13 hectares are IGT.
Perfect climatic conditions for high-quality wines
The cellar at the Almond Boulders is located inside an old restored farmhouse in which modern wine making technologies have been installed. The Belvedere Campoli part of the Conte Guicciardini di Ferdinando Guicciardini farm consists of 14 hectares of vineyards which are currently still under development. The vineyards are located at a higher altitude compared to the other vineyards belonging to the winery where the terroir and climate are perfect for the growing of Sangiovese varietals.