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The agricultural estate, set amongst vineyards and olive groves, is situated 15 km from Florence, in the middle of the “Chianti” wine producing area, at an altitude of 211 metres above sea level.
Covering an area of 200 hectares of land, of which approximately 50 hectares occupied by vineyards, 30 by olive groves and the remaining land by cereal crops and woodlands, Fattoria di San Michele practically straddles the two appellation areas “Chianti Colli Fiorentini” and “Chianti Classico”. Surely Paolo Nocentini wanted to realise his dream of retirement in the mountains just South of Florence when he bought the old estate of San Michele a Torri. The history of the Fattoria goes back several centuries. Originally there was a village structure within the estate. Even today, a separate chapel in the cellars with burial chambers in the walls bears witness to this. Even today, the land holdings of San Michele a Torri are too large to be managed and managed on the side. Signore Nocentini is increasingly withdrawing from the freight forwarding industry, his actual profession. But instead of retiring, he faces a new life task, which he takes very seriously and in the context of which he does not shy away from opening up to new ideas. A major and not entirely risk-free project was certainly to convert the entire vine area to ecological management. The construction of self-sufficient energy production, which has just been completed, is certainly a logical consequence in 2012, but a courageous consequence in view of the size of the estate. The vineyards are mainly located in the Chianti Classico area, but the Chianti Colli Fiorentini can also convince with elegant, fruity substance and soft tannins. The sympathetic and competent Leonardo Francalanci has been responsible for the work in and on the wine for many years. Away from the wine, durum wheat is grown organically for the typical Italian pasta. There is also a small wild boar enclosure.