RUFFOLI - GREVE IN CHIANTI
PODERE POGGIO SCALETTE
PODERE POGGIO SCALETTE became an autonomous wine-producing estate in 1991 when Vittorio Fiore and his wife Adriana Assjè di Marcorà acquired several plots of land and a rural building on the hill of Ruffoli in the township of Greve in Chianti, in the very heart of the Chianti Classico appellation. The property came from the division of an heredity and the sale of proprety consisting of old stone farmhouses, vineyard land, olive groves, pasture land, and woods which had been abandoned years previously after the death of the former owner.
The first part of the estate was thus constituted and was enlarged shortly afterwards in 1996 with the addition of an adjacent property endowed with functional cellars and ample working spaces creating, with this acquisition, a 40 hectare (100 acre) property sub-divided as follows:
- 15,00 ha Vineyards
- 10,00 ha Olive groves
- 2,00 ha Grain fields
- 5,00 Woods
- 8,00 Buildings and uncultivated area
The estate is directly run by son Jurij (a graduate of the School of Viticulture and Oenology of Beaune in Burgundy) with the overall supervision of Vittorio. The marketing of the wines, instead, has been assigned to son Alessandro for export markets.
Greve in Chianti
The town of Greve in Chianti takes its name from the stream (the Greve, as it called by local residents) which runs through and whose tributaries are to be found in the hills which encircle this medieval hamlet, historically one of the major centres of production of Chianti Classico wine.
The Viticultural Patrimony
On these terraces and on an ample plot of vineyards, called by the local peasantry “IL CARBONAIONE” are planted the Sangiovese vines which – as has been discovered – were the first to be planted in the decade following the First World War (1915-1918), after the destruction of the largest part of Europe’s vineyards by the phylloxera plague which struck in the late 19th century.
Vittorio Fiore was born at Fortezza in the province of Bolzano and lived the years of his childhood in this spot, in full contact with the natural beauties which surrounds this marvellous area, an experience which perhaps inspired his decision to dedicate his studies to agriculture and the natural world.
PODERE POGGIO SCALETTE IN ITS ENVIRONMENT WILL OFFER YOU AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
Visit Podere Poggio Scalette
Starting from the large, with a panoramic view of the vineyards and typical buildings of this Tuscan paradise, you will be introduced to the discovery of our company philosophy: based on the passion for the land, the vine, the man. All respecting the terroir we belong to.