Fattoria San Michele a Torri is in the heart of Chianti, 15 km from Florence straddling the two appellations of Chianti Classico & Chianti Colli Fiorentini. Taking its names from the small fortified village (‘borgo’) of San Michele a Torri which lies within the larger commune of San Casciano in Val di Pesa. Standing alone on a beautiful hill at the gates of Florence, from which you can admire the Tuscan landscape full of vineyards, olive groves and woods. The Fattoria has been producing wines since the middle ages.

The owner Paolo Nocentini when he took over moved immediately from Traditional Farming into Organic. They now have been Organic Certified since 1993. He believes in the use of only natural products, respect for biological balances and biodiversity are the basis of an agriculture system that respects the environment and people. It begins with the choice of grape varieties and clones selected from the local farming traditions of the area. our old vines and old olive trees are preserved for selection massale. The vineyards and olive groves are bordered by woodlands which support the ecological balance of the land.

Varietals planted: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Trebbiano, White Malvasia, San Colombano.

Farming and Winemaking Notes:
low-dosage copper treatments, with sulfur. When needed they fine with Bentonite. S02 is kept at a minimum around 40ppm.


Chianti DOCG

VARIETY | 100% Sangiovese

VINEYARDS |  Facing South-South West. Age 40 years old

VINIFICATION | From a selection of Sangiovese bunches, the carefully de-stemmed grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks. The maceration lasts around 15-18 days. After fermentation the wine is moved to Second passage barriques where it matures for 6 months. It stays in the bottle for 6 further months before release.