Location: Tuscany, Italy
Fattoria Tregole is a relatively small winery near Castellina in Chianti and produces wines of high quality. The farm overlooks the wavy hills of the Chianti region which is composed of forests, vineyards, olive-groves and a few rural and manor houses which punctuate the landscape.
The tradition of producing wine and oil on their soil goes back to Etruscan age and traces can be found in the main building of their factory.
In 1998 Catello Conte bought the winery and settles here with his family, the beginning of a new era for Fattoria Tregole. The old buildings were restored, new vineyards were planted and the old, neglected vineyards, were taken care of until they appeared in a new light.
In 2001, Catello’s passion for this land and the old enological tradition led him to start making wine in obedience to the traditional “Tuscan Method”, while applying the necessary innovations that make the product one of the finest wines in the area. The Tregole Farm’s territory is located in the Castellina in Chianti district in the province of Siena, at a height of about 550m. It is made up of a medium kneaded soil with a rich framework (Galestro and Alberese).
Production does not supersede a medium of 40/45 hectolitres of wine per hectare of vineyard. Fattoria Tregole’s wine is born from a careful and thorough selection of grapes, which is followed by an immediate and lengthy fermentation including exposing them to contact with the skin of the grapes (20 days).
After the wine is drawn it is left in large tubs for the amount of time necessary to complete the malolactic fermentation process. Only after this process is the wine put into wood and aged at least 15 months in French oak casks and torneauxs. It is perfected in bottles in temperature controlled rooms for a period of time not less than 6 months.