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Vallepicciola, a winery in Vagliagli (in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga – Siena), owned by the Bolfo family, has recently inaugurated its new cellar.
They are 6,000 square meters in Chianti Classico designed by the architect Margherita Gozzi that embrace nature with harmony and beauty.
A structure in full synergy with the territory, consisting of two underground floors, in which all the stages of wine production take place, and an above-ground floor.
In which wood and corten merge together creating a warm and modern environment, where the wine shop is located, with large windows overlooking the Chianti area, two tasting rooms, one of which is also suitable for meetings, and the administrative offices.
Vallepicciola, in the countryside of Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the Vagliagli hamlet, is a winery that extends for 265 hectares, among woods, vineyards and olive trees with which it produces an extra virgin Tuscan oil from the Moraiolo, Leccino and Frantoio varieties.
The hectares of vineyards are 105, with the great “presence” of the king of Tuscan vines, the Sangiovese, and international varieties such as pinot noir, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot and chardonnay.
“We work in respect of nature – says from the winery – Year after year, in fact, we are reducing the use of herbicides, with the aim of reaching zero in the next two years, and the use of treatments in the vineyard, in order to preserve the environment and give life to even healthier, more genuine and tasty products “.
Since 2017, with the help of the Wine Research Team, managed by the oenologist Riccardo Cotarella and AGER, spin off of the University of Milan, Vallepicciola has been pursuing a better and more scientific management of agricultural activities, all of which fall within the field of precision agriculture, in order to make an important saving of water, energy and time.
Thanks to the photovoltaic system, located on the roof of the building, the winery to date is largely self-sufficient in energy.
The company and its labels, such as the one that includes an adventurous jeep tour through the vineyards, a wine tasting and the pairing with gastronomic products of small local producers.