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.
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 favourable 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 twenty-five 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.