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Rocca di Montegrossi
is located near Monti in Chianti, one of the finest sections of Chianti Classico, about 7 km south of Gaiole in Chianti.

The cellars are near the Romanesque church of San Marcellino. Rocca di Montegrossi's owner, Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi, is descended from a family that played a central role in the history of the Chianti region and laid the foundations for Chianti wine.

The estate extends over an area of 100 hectares; 20 are planted to vine, another 20 are olive groves, and the remainder is woodland. The vineyards, on gentle south and southeast-facing hillsides with calcareous loamy soils, are at elevations between 340 and 510 meters above sea level.

The vineyards are planted primarily to the varietals traditionally grown in Chianti, though there is also a small percentage of international varietals. The primary varietal is Sangiovese, with 13 hectares, followed by Merlot, with 2.5 hectares, while the remaining 4.5 hectares are planted to Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pugnitello, and Malvasia Bianca del Chianti.

Planting density ranges from 3.300 vines per hectare in the older vineyards, trained to the unilateral horizontal cordon spur system, to between 5,208 and 6,211 vines per hectare in the more recent vineyards, which are trained to the bilateral horizontal cordon spur system.

Rocca di Montegrossi's olive groves are planted around the winery, on gentle well-exposed slopes, under ideal conditions for the production of high quality oil.
The estate boasts about a thousand trees, which are almost all the Coreggiolocultivar, and the oil can therefore be considered a mono-cultivar oil. The olivegroves are planted in the traditional coltura promiscua manner, interspersed with other fruit trees, and in keeping with the traditions of Chianti, are pruned in the polyconic vase system.

All of Rocca di Montegrossi's olive groves and vineyards have been organically managed since 2006 and certified by ICEA since February 2010 and by Q Certificazioni since January 2012, and the estate has also adopted environmentally friendly policies
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To meet farming needs rainwater is gathered in large cisterns, making it possible to avoid using precious drinking water, especially during the summer months, while the machinery used for tasks that are not performed by hand is powered by either electricity.


 
Rocca di Montegrossi
Località Monti in Chianti - San Marcellino 53013 Gaiole in Chianti • Siena • Italia
tel. +39 0577 747977 fax +39 0577 747836
roccadimontegrossi@chianticlassico.com