Seen from the scenic road to Panzano in Chianti, Tenuta Casenuove is a handsome farmhouse-villa surrounded by neat vineyards whose rows adapt themselves to the landscape’s gentle folds.
It is a scene that has changed little since Piero Lorenzetti’s 14th-century depiction of the Tuscan countryside in Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico. Then as now, this harmony is rooted in a ceaseless effort to coax the best out of the land, working hand in hand with nature.
Part of this has to do with biodiversity: the estate’s 28 hectares under vine, which include just over ten dedicated to Sangiovese, are protected and nurtured by almost 70 hectares of woodland and olive groves. Facing south and south-west, the vines grow in deep, stony soils. Chianti’s famous galestro schist acts as a storage heater, helping the grapes achieve optimum ripeness, while calcareous clay layers retain moisture and preserve freshness and acidity, the backbone of our wines.
NATURE & NURTURE
We are committed adherents of closed-loop approaches to sustainability. We make fertilisers in-house from our own raw materials, pomace and pruning residue in order to drastically reduce the supply-chain carbon footprint.