Le Cinciole is physically and philosophically off the beaten track. The Podere is personally run by Luca and Valeria. They chose an organic path a long time ago, dictated by their sustainable awareness and the role humans play in maintaining an ecological world.
A quote from Luca & Valeria: “We are custodians of a territory that we use but do not have to abuse, a land that we model and protect, able to think about the future and a lasting productivity for ourselves and our children, respecting the environment and health of our employees and consumers”.
The estate has 10 hectares of vineyards, which have been farmed organically since the beginning, and there has been natural interest in biodynamic farming. The cellar has been completely refurbished; it is simple and elegant, concrete containers and barrels are preferred for fermentation and ageing.
The soils surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive trees are typical “galestro”, made up of marly soil schists of limestone. Everything at Le Cinciole is incorporated in the old typical natural stone building. The ageing cellar is underground to minimize the ecological impact.
The Podere is only 2 km from Panzano in Chianti, a small medieval village where you can taste Tuscany.
The soils are the dominant factor characterizing their wines, which have been certified organic for more than 20 years. They are only produced from estate-grown grapes, hand-harvested and vinified in a natural way. They are strong believers of genuine and safe/healthy practices not only for winemaking but also for their lifestyle. This means Le Cinciole is not only a winery…it is a life-long project. That’s why they put quality and sustainability above all else. In addition to organic farming, Luca applies some biodynamic concepts and practices that aim to minimize the stress of the plants, renewable energy and the most natural techniques in the vinification process (no additives, spontaneous fermentation, use of cement vats, low sulphites etc.). All these practices allow them to obtain wines that are the real and transparent expression of this territory at Podere Le Cinciole.
From the villa of the Podere, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the old town of Panzano in Chianti and a wonderful panorama of the Chianti Mountains.
The cottage consists of two comfortable independent apartments, Ginestra and Corbezzolo.
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Come to meet Luca and Valeria, they are waiting for you to taste the wines and visit the cellars. They are open every day. To visit them on Saturday or Sunday, please, book in advance.
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Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.