I Sodi Wine Estate, a Boutique Family Winery
The I Sodi wine estate is situated in the middle of the Chianti Classico among the hills between Monti and the Castle of Brolio. The farmhouse was built way back in 1893 and featured local architecture and a stunning view of Monte Amiata and Crete Senesi. The Casini family purchased the estate in 1973, and currently, the third generation of the family runs the winery. The main aim of the family was to be independent, high-quality winemakers, and they began the restoration of the estate.
Best Canaiolo and Sangiovese Grapes
The first vineyards were planted 40 years ago, and new vineyards just cover one-third of their property. The new ones have been planted to satisfy the new rules of Chianti Classico DOCG production. The old vineyards are still taken care of properly to ensure consistent growth of quality grapes. For many years, the company has been growing the best Canaiolo and Sangiovese grapes for their top-class red and dessert wines. The harvest time starts in the middle of September, and the grapes are harvested in October.
Combination of Tradition With Modern Technology
All 12 hectares of their vineyards are placed around the house, and all the grapes are picked up and selected by hand. All the steps related to the winemaking process are managed directly by the company and its employees only. They want to respect the old traditions in their wine and express the qualities of their rich terroir. In 2007, the cellar was fit with new stainless steel tanks and other equipment. The barrel room was also enlarged to enhance wine production.