A taste of summer around the magical Rocca di Castagnoli
Beloved place by many people, who love nature and luxury stay, Rocca di Castagnoli is a real pearl of Tuscan country. The smell of the nature and wine together with deep artistic spirit translated in amazing architectures, distinguish this magical place making it a one in a million. THE SPARKLING REPORT leads you to the discovery of this unique destination for a little taste of summer and beauty.
Rocca di Castagnoli is an ancient medieval fortress which was the origin of the Castagnoli hamlet. Throughout its history, this place was owned by numerous noble families, including the Tempi (whose coat of arms still represents the company) and the Ricasoli. The different cultures and stories’ mixture tells us the mythical developments of this magical place.
But, first things first, let’s talk about wine! The winery, which already existed in the 18th century, has always been the economic center of the village and has always been distinguished by its excellent production quality, as evidenced in 1773 by a visit from Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo, who praised its excellent land management, maintenance and innovation. In 1924, Rocca di Castagnoli became part of the farms that form the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium. Castagnoli became part of the farms that form the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium.
Since 1981, our family has established itself by carrying out important vineyard replanting and building restructuring work, including renovation of the wine cellar and medieval fortress, following on from the property’s historical precedents by maintaining the production quality achieved in previous centuries.
A vinification cellar was created, while the cellars of the medieval fortress were used for aging in wood, creating a barrique cellar consisting of the best French oak wood in order to create wines with great personality, complexity and balance to be enjoyed over time.
We were trying the most amazing wines. We learned how to try them, how to know which ones are the best. And it was amazing experience.
The village of Castagnoli rises from the heart of the Chianti Classico, on a hill once frequented by the Etruscans. From there it overlooks the surrounding valley from the top of a small hill that evokes ancient times, surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive trees.
But let’s switch to another super hot topic: food and dreamy relais. Food in Rocca di Castagnoli, you know (or not), is amazing! This place offers season specialities, which you don’t have to miss!
Like pici pasta, season mushrooms Porcini – those are absolutely mouth-watering. The specialities you don’t have to miss are: pasta with pecorino cheese, Porcini pasta with generous shavings of truffle and of course amazing olive oil!!! We suggest to go for an unforgettable dinner at the Il Celliere’’a Castagnoli or Osteria al Ponte!
So if you will be lucky enough to spend in Tuscany some days, we suggest the Rocca di Castagnoli: a lovely place overlooking the vineyards. Definitely it makes you breath and taste the real beauty of this unmissable place.
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