The history …
A wine estate that was sought after by some of the most important Sienese families, Poggio Bonelli has belonged to numerous different owners throughout the centuries.
Owned by the Spennali family during the Middle Ages, Poggio Bonelli passed into the hands of the illustrious Piccolomini family in the second half of the 16th century.
… throughout the centuries
Later, and for the whole of the 17th and 18th centuries, probably for dynastic reasons, it became the property of the Landucci family. The families Croci and Landucci, together, ran the estate until the 20th century, at which time it passed into the hands of the MPS Tenimenti, the farm estate belonging to the Banca Monte Paschi di Siena.
The land, the vineyards
Among the warm, typically Mediterranean Chianti hills and Crete Senesi plains, Castelnuovo Berardenga, site of the Poggio Bonelli Estate, is a place that guarantees its vines excellent breezes and the circulation of air that limits the risk of water stagnation and humidity. Here, the soil is very particular, so particular that it justifies the enormous heterogeneity of expression of grapes of the same variety on relatively close estates: a land of “transition’ between clayey, sandy soils (sea bottoms that rose to the surface during the Pliocene age) and non-typical Chianti ones (originated with the breakdown of rock).