Buondonno-Casavacchia alla Piazza

Buondonno-Casavacchia alla Piazza

Gabriele Buondonno and his wife Valeria Sodano are both trained agronomists. Gabriele has been practicing organic viticulture since 1988 while Valeria teaches at the University of Naples.

They have stylishly  Buondonno_Eingang_in_den_Weinkeller
renovated the small Tuscan property, which once belonged to
Michelangelo's nephew, and made it habitable again. It is very close to Castellina in Chianti in a prime location in the center of Tuscany.

 

8 hectares of vineyards are planted with Sangiovese vines with a density of 4,000 to 4,800 vines per hectare, which today are more than 70 years old. They are used to produce Chianti Classico and, in very good years, Chianti Classico Riserva.

There are also some old Tuscan varieties such as Colorino, Canaiolo, Malasia Nera, which are used to produce the "Lemme Lemme" wine.

From 1992 onwards, the Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varieties were grown and offered on a one-hectare vineyard. Very good red organic wine is made from these varieties and a typical Tuscan white wine is made from Trebbiano.

Buondonno_WeinbergThe vineyards are mostly located around the Casavecchia estate at an average altitude of 425 meters above sea level with south, south-east and east exposure. In the nearby Sicelle area (400 meters above sea level) we have a small vineyard to the northeast and an old rented vineyard - Sicellino - from the 1970s to the northeast.

The soils emerged from a consolidated mineral substrate consisting of silty clays (“Galestri”) with marbled limestone (“Alberese”) and calcareous sandstone (“Pietraforte”). They are moderately deep, have a clay texture, are very calcareous, and have an abundant stony skeleton that guarantees good drainage.

As can be seen from the 1549 “Capitani di Parte Guelfa” maps, this property was registered as the property of Lionardo Buonarroti ”, Michelangelo's nephew. Letters between the 74-year-old Michelangelo, who lives in Rome, and his nephew show that the estate was bought by Michelangelo and that the wine already enjoyed a good reputation at that time, as a letter from Michelangelo to Lionardo shows: "I would rather two barrels of Trebbiano, (Italian white grape variety), as eight shirts ”, adding that he needed the wine as a gift for the Pope.

 

 

Organic wines from Buondonno Casavecchia alla Piazza

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Merlot Tuscany IGT Buondonno, organic wine, red, from € 18,90

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Buondonno Syrah Campo ai Ciliegi, Tuscany IGT, organic wine, red, from € 26.60

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Buondonno Chianti Classico, DOCG, organic wine, red, from € 16.90

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Buondonno Chianti Classico Riserva, DOCG, organic wine, red, from € 25.50

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Buondonno Chianti Classico, DOCG, organic wine, red, fiasco 1 liter, from € 23,90

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