Il Borghetto is a small winery handcrafted sangiovese, organic and biodynamic, created in 1999 by Cavallini Family. It is located near the small village of Montefiridolfi, in San Casciano VP, province of Florence (Tuscany).
The entire property is 30 hectares organic, with woodlands, olive grove, vegetable garden, vineyards and the historical Tomba Etrusca dell’Arciere (VII Century B.C.).
All spread across 2 hillsides on the heart of Tuscany, looking the Val di Pesa Valley, at the Northern most tip of the prestigious Chianti Classico appellation.
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Four hectares of vines, completely organic with introduction of biodynamic practices. They grow around 300 meters of altitude and are planted in number of vineyards in two natural amphitheaters which allow us to have a wide palette of different clones and rootstocks, exposures and soils. This full range of Terroirs makes our wines original, complex and very elegant.
There are about twenty or so small blocks of Vineyard at Il Borghetto, each differing slightly from the other, be it in grape variety or clone, or a difference in soil type and slope aspect. We treat each one as a separate entity so that their individual characters can contribute a particular something to the final blend.
Tim Manning, a great winemaker from England, started to work with us in 2004, he worked in New-Zealand and Oregon, where he made Pinot Noir and thus, he adapted this experience to Sangiovese.
The vinification process is fairly minimal and very traditional: no technology, low intervention but with careful management. Wild yeast, whole clusters, hand plunging (pigeage) instead of pump-overs, long and natural fermentations in small open bins. The wines are aged in cement and carefully selected Burgundy barrels from around 8 different coopers that perfectly match with each plot.
"Il Borghetto makes some of the most exciting wines in Chianti Classico".
Our wines have been often voted « Wine of Excellence » by L'Espresso and awarded 90+ by Wine Spectator, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (93 points), Jancis Robinson (17,5 points)...
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