Historic place in the beautiful hills of Chianti Classico
Origin and History
Located in the Commune of Gaiole in Chianti, Rocca di Montegrossi was established by Geremia, founder of the Ricasoli Firidolfi family, during the Longobard period (VII-VIII Centuries AD). It is strategically located, dominating much of Chianti and the Valdarno Superiore, and has had an adventurous, rich, and at times dramatic history.
The estate produces two Chianti Classicos. Both are based on Sangiovese, which, in this area, yields an extremely elegant, balanced wine with pleasant minerality. To further increase the complexity of the wines, two indigenous complementary varietals are added: Canaiolo (in 2000 a further vineyard was planted using cuttings from selected vines in the estate’s older vineyards) and Pugnitello. Monti in Chianti is one of the areas of Chianti Classico best suited to the cultivation of the vine, and for this reason Rocca di Montegrossi’s owner Marco Ricasoli Firidolfi decided to also plant varietals that have nothing to do with tradition (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon), but that allow the terroir to different expressions.
TOUR & TASTING
Ethical and sustainable production
In line with the organic and eco-friendly philosophy, most of the electric needs are produced by photovoltaic panels, while the remaining needs are covered exclusively from renewable sources
(100% clean energy certified by Enegan).