The estate is located in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti (province of Siena) in the Italian region Tuscany
, San Leonino is at the foot of the “Monti del Chianti” range of hills and was already mentioned in documents in the 11th century. It has belonged to the 13th century Chianti
, The company has been owned by Società del Gruppo Bertani Domains since 1993, which operates six wineries in Italy with a total of 1,600 hectares of land. These are Bertani in Verona, Val di Suga in Montalcino, Trerose in Montepulciano, Puiatti in Romans d'Isonzo, Fazi Battaglia in Castelplanio, as well as Jesi and San Leonino in Castellina in Chianti. It is managed by Emilio Pedron, Andrea Lonardi, Marco Ostan and Francesco Basili are responsible for the cellar technology. The first Chianti Classico from the house dates from 1973 and can still be found in stores.
The vineyards cover 50 hectares of vines, no grapes are bought. You are 100% with Sangiovese
planted. Some of the wines are made according to the old Tuscan technique of the so-called Governo
vinified, in which the young wine contains a small portion of dried grapes (previously it was Trebbiano varieties
, today Sangiovese) added and thus a second fermentation in 90 hectoliter barrels is triggered. The product range includes various DOCG wines Chianti Classico
, as well as the IGT wine Governo di San Leonino. The premium wines include "Al Limite - Chianti-Classico", which is based on a temperature-controlled Maceration of 18 days for 18 months in 30 hectolitre wooden barrels made of Slavonian oak and in cement tubs, as well as "Monsenese - Chianti-Classico Riserva", which is also aged for 24 months in 300 liter barrique barrels after 18 days of maceration and then still in the bottle matures. Around 250,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, including 60,000 using the governo process. Around 60% of these are exported, mainly to Germany, England and Canada.