Le Filigare is the name of the hill, overlooking the village of San Donato in Poggio, where the estate is located; the main hamlet was built in the 11th century. During the summer of 1857 the Duke of Tuscany hosted Pope Pius IX who enjoyed the wonderful wines and olive oil of our farm. The reason for this invitation is easy to understand: the estate is situated on a hill creating a natural terrace on one of the finest vineyards in the world, Chianti Classico , where we have been making wine since 1300. Now the estate is part of the properties of Cassetti Burchi family from Florence who, from the 80’s, has continued to produce high quality wine with dedication and passion. Alessandro, the third generation, is now managing the company. From the 90s, he has been following the building renovation and has obtained BIO certification for the extra virgin olive oil and wine products.
We are exactly half way from Florence and Siena, 30 km far from both, in the heart of the Chianti area. the property is 60 hectares- 12 of them are vineyards. Located between the typical Tuscan village of San Donato in Poggio and Castellina in Chianti.
Our natural setting provides all the ingredients for an excellent wine:
– The hilly soil is enriched mainly by alberese in the higher part of the vineyard, and galestro in the lowest part: clay and calcareous ensures good water retention.
– Altitude between 450 and 550 meters above sea level.
– The climate is dry and conditioned by the sea (lots of pine trees) with high temperature variations.
– The vineyards face south-east and south-west
All of these characteristics provide for perfect maturation, not only for the indigenous grape varietals like sangiovese, canaiolo and colorino but also for the international grapes like merlot, syrah and cabernet sauvignon. Soil richness and orientation are equally important for our organic extra virgin olive oil DOP “Terre del Chianti” production.
Our Production Process
Our production process follows time-proven traditions integrated with the most modern technology.During the harvest, we mechanically separate grapes from stalk, ready to go to the winery.
The winery houses steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation and concrete-frame glass tanks for malolactic fermentation.Every year, our enologist selects the best wood barrels for the ageing process for our Chianti Classico Riserva and Gran Selezione.