In the heart of Tuscany, in the Chianti Montalbano area, the Fattoria di Calappiano covers 200 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, forests and ancient villa, represents one of the historical and architectural treasures of the Medici family.
It was commissioned by Grand Duke Francesco I in 1500 and it is one of the first examples of Tuscan farmhouse with vine growing cultivation, as proven by the fact that in the past these lands were already known for the quality of the wines they produced. Subsequently, the property was sold to Hapsburg Lorraine and, towards the end of the 1800s, it became the residence of the eccentric explorer Arnold Henry Savage Landor, anthropologist, artist and writer, as well as grandson of Walter Savage Landor, Shakespeare’s biographer.
Now, the farm is owned by the Sensi family, who turned it into a laboratory of excellence and sustainability. A place to recover the local ampelographic heritage to save and develop forgotten vines and, above all, to enhance an area with great potential, a boutique where unique wines are produced.
Among the wines produced in Calappiano, Collegonzi, Lungarno and Vinciano, Montalbano’s production truly stands out. Different variations of Sangiovese that interpret with elegance and refinement a unique terroir with surprising potential.
Collegonzi, the company’s cru produced from the selection of the best grapes of Calappiano, is the highest expression of this area, while Lungarno, boasting a more international style, originates from the vineyards overlooking the Arno River. The name Vinciano derives from the nearby town of Vinci, native land of genius Leonardo, which with its Reserve represents the highest expression of Chianti Montalbano. The elegant Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Chianti and Chianti Riserva Calappiano complete the wine selection of the farm.