FATTORIA CASTELLINA – MONTALBANO
Born in 1937, Fattoria Castellina is a historic agricultural company immersed in the Tuscan nature on the Montalbano hills just 20 km from the city of Florence.
Its land of 110 hectares is divided into 10hectares of vineyards, 30 hectares of olive groves and 10 hectares of arable land. The remaining is characterized by oak woods, acacia, maple, pine and strawberry trees.
In 1998, driven by their great passion for the land and for nature, Fabio and Elisabetta took over the management of the farm, giving it new impetus and transforming the old barns in a cosy farmhouse and the uncultivated land in new vineyards.
In 2004 the real rebirth began, when, thanks to an accurate study path, Fattoria Castellina became a biodynamic farm and began to apply and develop the ideas and impulses given by Rudolf Steiner in 1924; the new products immediately proved the validity of the method, demonstrating balance and great vitality.
For some years now the company has been run by their sons Eleonora and Francesco Montomoli, who reinforce the sense of belonging to the territory and continue the path started by their parents thus consolidating the principles of biodynamic agriculture.
Two new hectares of vineyard were made from mass selections of white Vermentino and Sangiovese and a few rows of Ciliegiolo.
The olive trees are gradually regenerating and the oil is rediscovering a new value,
the same one that is renewing in Franscesco e Eleonora the passion for their land and respect for the rhytms of nature.
The Territory of the Montalbano
Montalbano is one of the eight sub-areas of Chianti DOCG to the west of Florence. Viticulture develops on sandy loam soils with the presence of sandstone skeleton surrounded by a dense Mediterranean scrub.
Our vineyards are located between 200 and 300 meters above sea level, facing south and southeast, always well ventilated and open to the horizon up to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The Montalbano preserves important traces of the Etruscan civilization.
A few kilometers from the farm there are easily accessible important Etruscan settlements such as PIETRAMARINA, MONTEREGGI and the ‘tomb of the egg’ (the Etruscan tomb takes its name from its egg shape), the socalled ‘Sasso di pietra’ (an ancient stone), the necropolis of ARTIMINO and the tumulus of Montefortini in COMEANA.
MEDICI VILLAS UNESCO HERITAGE SITE AND THE BARCO REALE
Within the territory of Montalbano and not far from Florence there are many Medici villas which are part of the UNESCO heritage and the Barco Reale, a wall of 50 km unique in the world that delimited the hunting reserve of the Medici family.
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