WINERY FATTORIA DI BAGNOLO

PRODUCTION, SALE AND TASTINGS OF CHIANTI WINE and EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL FATTORIA DI BAGNOLO IMPRUNETA, FIRENZE

FATTORIA DI BAGNOLO

Via Imprunetana per Tavarnuzze 48 - 50023 Impruneta - Firenze
Tel. 055 2313403
mail: marco@bartolinibaldelli.it

HISTORIC NOTES: Fattoria di Bagnolo, an historical agricultural estate of the Bartolini Baldelli family, is situated on the Impruneta hills around Florence, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view over the Chianti countryside. 
Dating back to 1419, when this estate was called "Al Fonte', it belonged to Machiavelli from 1458 to 1585. Around 1800 , Bartolommeo Bartolini Baldelli who fell in love with the beauty of the landscape,  bought the estate as Summer holiday and place of relax for his family and he died here 1868.
Today Fattoria di Bagnolo is run by Marco Bartolini Baldelli, who is passionately devoted to viticulture and olive growing, reaching excellent quality results, recognized for several years by the most prestigious food and wine guides and by enthusiasts who are looking for niche products.

THE FARM: Of the three farms belonging to our family, Fattoria di Bagnolo is certainly the one most suited for the production of high quality wines, in a hilly, sunny and well-ventilated position, it enjoys a very favorable microclimate, which together with the special geological structure of the land (mainly of limestone, with the presence of pietraforte, limestone and clay), enhances the characteristics of native vines and olive trees.
In the twentyfive acres of vineyards, the main variety is Sangiovese, but other native varieties such as Colorino, Canaiolo, Malvasia and Trebbiano are also present as well as two international varieties namely Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The farming system is mainly the cordon single or bilateral system for a better distribution of the clusters. After thinning in the summer (green harvest), the collection will result in an average production per plant of about 1.5 kg of grapes, which allows to achieve an optimum concentration of the grapes. The entire production cycle takes place in our farm: from fermentation to wine ageing, bottling and the following wine ageing in bottle. The wine ageing in wood barrels (mostly French barriques and tonneaux) takes place in our XIV century cellar .

The main varieties of our olive trees are Frantoio, Morellino, Leccino, iPendolino and Madonna di Impruneta, whose olives are harvested to produce a very high quality Extra-vergin olive oil that can be traditional (with different cultivar of olives) or monovarietal (using only the best olives from Frantoio and Moraiolo olive trees). The olive harvest is done manually and storage times are minimized (6-24 hours). Particular attention is carried out for the grinding at low temperature and at malalation times which vary depending on the maturity and cultivars. The oil thus produced is stored in nitrogen-sealed steel containers.

DIRECT SALE: our direct sale space is open on Saturdays: 8:30am -12:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 6:30pm. Please contact us if you wish to come on a different day.

TASTINGS: On request, we are happy to organise tastings and visits to our farm and cellars.

DETAILS:
Manager: Marco Bartolini Baldelli
Agronomist: Dott. Maurizio Pertici
Oenologist: Dott. Lorenzo Landi
Total area: 76 hectares
Vineyards surface 10 hectares
Groves surface: 27 hectares (about 6300 olive trees)
Altitude: 220 m. slm
Land rich in structure, mixed clay - limestone

Wine Production: 25.000 bottles 
Grapes variety: Sangiovese, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Canaiolo, Malvasia e Trebbiano
Wines: Chianti Colli Fiorentini docg, Chianti Colli Fiorentini Riserva docg, IGT Capro Rosso, Vin Santo del Chianti Riserva, Vino Rosso/Bianco/Rosato da tavola

Extra-vergin olive oil: 60 hectolitres (annual average production)
Olives variety: Frantoio (Coreggiolo), Moraiolo, Lecciono, Pendolino, Madonna dell'Impruneta
Extra-virgin olive oil: Olio Extravergine tradizional  (made with differnt types of olives) and Monovarietal (made only with olives from Moraiolo or Frantoio variety)

Directions:
ON THE A1 HIGH WAY, EXIT AT "FIRENZE-IMPRUNETA (once called Firenze Certosa). FOLLOW SIGNS TOWARDS IMPRUNETA, GO PAST THE SMALL TOWN 'TAVARNUZZE' AND JUST AFTER ABOUT 250 metres FROM 'BAGNOLO'. TURN LEFT INTO A COUNTRY ROAD WITH THE SIGN: 'FATTORIA DI BAGNOLO".