The birth of the "Casa al Vento" winery is a challenge for the Gioffreda family, which for more than 20 years has dedicated passion and energy to the project of enhancing an ancient medieval village in the territory of Gaiole in Chianti. Farms and barns, which had once been farmers and sharecroppers houses, were renovated into holiday homes, to then concentrate their work and attention on the vineyards, gradually replacing the old plants with new Sangiovese and Merlot clones.
The vineyards torn from a pristine landscape suddenly appear among the steep slopes that surround the town, caressed by the sun and the wind. The annual production is around 30,000 bottles. The great interest in natural agronomic methods, which are less invasive, has led to the decision to embark on the difficult path towards registration as a biological estate, which gives more value to the production of wine while safeguarding health and the environment by succeeding in becoming organic from 2012.
All our harvest is done by hand and the grapes are selected one by one.
The result is a great wine, full bodied but immediately ready to drink. Our philosophy is to create the true identity of Chianti Classico producing a product with 100% Sangiovese. Our company is grown for 95% by Sangiovese from where we produce our two symbolic wines, which are called:
Aria: Chianti Classico which ages for 12 months in small barrels and 6 months in bottles, immediate wine easy to drink with fresh and balsamic fruity notes.
Foho: Chianti Classico Riserva that ages for 18 months in small barrels and 6 months in bottles, a slightly more complex wine that follows the same quality line as our Chianti Classico Aria, spicy and fruity notes with red berries.
Our production also continues with an exclusive wine produced with 100% Merlot with production of only 300 numbered annual bottles and a Bianco Toscana, produced with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Borgo Casa al Vento
by Marco Chellini