The territory, unmistakable and unique
All 22 hectares of our vineyards are located in three choice areas of the Chianti Classico region: Castellina in Chianti, the Conca d’Oro of Panzano, and the historic Badia a Passignano.

For this reason, all the vineyards have a similar, very rare soil composition which is characterised by the well-known Pietraforte. This ancient limestone is the basis for the structure, intensity and aromatic complexity of Gagliole wines.

Castellina in Chianti
In Castellina in Chianti, approximately 420 metres above sea level, we have eight hectares of vineyards planted on the famous traditional dry stone wall terraces. Many of these surround the various buildings of the estate in a hemicycle with west, south-west, south-east and east exposure.
UNESCO declared these unique terraces to be a world heritage site in 2019. Gagliole is fully focused on the maintenance and care of this great heritage and does its utmost to preserve this singular environment for future generations.
Brunato yellow-coloured soil originating from Pietraforte covers these terraces which are planted with Trebbiano, and Malvasia Bianca vines, some of which are more than 40 years old. In addition, the vines are interspersed with olive trees, using the ancient farming method.

Panzano in Chianti
In 2011, our Castellina in Chianti wine heritage was enlarged by a new notable plot of vineyards located in the Conca d’Oro of Panzano in Chianti. These new vineyards enchanted Monika & Thomas due to their unique location and exposure and significantly increased Gagliole’s potential production.
These ten hectares are planted with Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon vines that grow at an altitude of 500 m above sea level on clay soil mixed with Pietraforte. Therefore, the soil maintains a very good level of moisture which enables the vines to develop strong and deep roots. This, in turn, is the main reason the famous Conca D’Oro grapes are so luscious and tasty, and the wines so full-bodied and well-structured.

Badia a Passignano
In 2019, Gagliole was able to acquire another 4 hectares of perfect vineyards in the historic hamlet “Cappella dei Pesci” located near the famous Badia a Passignano. Again these vineyards are in a privileged position, 450 metres above sea level, surrounded by oak woods and well ventilated. The wonderful Sangiovese grapes coming from this location will further enhance the quality and production of our Chianti Classico wines.