Tenuta il Pozzo covers an area of 60 hectares in the heart of Chianti, in the Chianti Colli Fiorentini area and on the border with Chianti Classico.
Starting from the ancient Villa il Pozzo, which dominates the valley from its 250 meters of altitude, the Estate descends and develops southeast and southwest in soft hills up to about 150 meters of altitude.
The soil is partly sandstone and partly loamy-clayey, with a rich presence of beautiful fossil shells.
The soils were in fact originated from the lifting of the marine sediments of Tuscany due to the thrusts generated by the compression between the African and European plates, in a movement that then formed the entire Central Apennines.
It is an unforgettable landscape where nature, history, culture, together with the work of man over the centuries, express a poignant beauty that enchants the world.
Here fine wines and extra virgin olive oil have been produced for over three hundred years in an ideal microclimate. The winters are mild, the spring lush and exuberant and the summers sunny and warm. At the end of September the sun comes back sweet and temperatures drop, inflaming the landscape with the beautiful autumn colours.
The seasons and activities related to the cultivation of vines and olive trees have long found their perfect balance at Tenuta il Pozzo.
About 30 hectares are cultivated with vineyards, most of them with the indigenous grape variety par excellence: Sangiovese. But there are also other Italian vines, traditional to Tuscany and the Chianti area, such as Canaiolo and Colorino, as well as international vines such as Merlot and Cabernet, which give our wines softness and elegance.
About 10 hectares are cultivated with olive groves with the three main native Tuscan species: Leccino, Frantoio and Moraiolo.
This priceless heritage of plants – genetically unique and handed down for centuries – is the starting point to produce a range of high quality extra virgin olive oil with a strong identity.
Everything comes from the raw material: without quality olives you cannot obtain the PGI Toscano, an extra virgin olive oil of excellence. For this reason at Tenuta il Pozzo every olive grove follows precise processing programs with the aim of bringing to light productions otherwise lost and re-propose aromas and flavors of unique oils of extraordinary sensory value.
The remaining hectares of the Estate are wooded, dominated by centuries-old oaks (Quercus pubescens Willd), holm oaks and cypresses.
Our company has always paid the utmost attention and commitment to the respect and protection of the environment and biodiversity with the intent to ensure the sustainability of the entire wine oil supply chain.
Just 15 minutes by car from the futuristic and eco-sustainable Cantina dei Marchesi Antinori di San Casciano Val di Pesa (FI), adjacent to Villa il Pozzo and camouflaged thanks to the sea pines, which frame a spectacular view, and a roof covered with thick grass, is the Cantina di Villa il Pozzo.
The winery of Villa il Pozzo, built in the 70s, seems to have anticipated by forty years the idea of eco-sustainability
In 1966 Nello Gori di Certaldo, a wine merchant, bought Tenuta il Pozzo, cultivating, developing and skillfully handing down to the present day the traditions of oil and wine production, first together with his wife Tina Barbetti and then with the contribution of their children Paola, Giuliana and Alessandro (the “Senators”). […]
Over four hundred years in the heart of Chianti, in Tuscany: a future to discover.
Tenuta il Pozzo appears for the first time in the historical notarial registers of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany on March 4, 1590, when the Florentine notary Bernardo Masini signed the sale of the “Podere con casa da Signore e Lavoratore e con terre lavororate, vitate, olivate, fruttate e boscate, situated in a place called “il Pozzo” in San Lazzaro in Valdelsa, Vicariato di Certaldo”. […]