Discover the History of Tenuta Canto alla Moraia
Tenuta Canto alla Moraia is a family-run winery owned by Silvia and Rodolfo. They bought the estate in Castiglion Fibocchi, following the path of their grandfather Giannetto. The winery adopted the Celtic symbol “Awen” made of three sunrays upside down as its logo, and their motto is “Truth is Life.” The estate is located among Chianti’s rolling hills, on the Cassia Vetus road (built by the Romans in the second century B.C.) and protected by the Pratomagno Mountains. The winery is surrounded by cypress, olive trees, chestnut trees, and green oak forests.
Organic Winemaking at Tenuta Canto alla Moraia Winery
The vineyards are spread over an area of 30 hectares. The climate, with regular rainfalls, and soils of the area are ideal for vine growing. Tenuta Canto alla Moraia also uses biodynamic and sustainable techniques to protect the environment and its vines. The yield is low but of excellent quality.
Tenuta Canto alla Moraia Winery often hosts exhibitions of local artists, and they also have a luxury resort to welcome guests.
Harvest Time at the Winery
All harvesting work starts in the first week of October and is done manually by the workers. The best grapes are taken to the winery in small baskets to protect the berries from getting crushed; this step is essential for the future wine’s quality and color concentration. The main varieties of grapes that grow here are Sangiovese, Merlot, Malvasia Nera, Foglia Tonda, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The best grapes go into producing their high-quality red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines.