The winery is located in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti (province of Siena) in the Italian region Tuscany
, San Leonino is located at the foot of the Monti del Chianti hills and has been mentioned in documents in the 11th century. Since the 13th century it counts to Chianti
, The company is owned since 1993 by Società del Gruppo Bertani Domains, which operate in Italy six wineries 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, cellar technology is handled by Andrea Lonardi, Marco Ostan and Francesco Basili. The first Chianti Classico of the house dates from 1973, which is still to be found in the trade.
The vineyards cover 50 hectares of vineyards, no grapes are purchased. You are 100% with Sangiovese
planted. Part of the wines is made according to the ancient Tuscan technique of the so-called Governo
vinified, where the young wine a small portion of dried grapes (formerly it was Trebbiano varieties
, today Sangiovese) added and thus a second fermentation is triggered in 90-hectoliter barrels. The product range includes various DOCG wines Chianti Classico
and the IGT wine Governo di San Leonino. The premium wines include "Al Limite - Chianti-Classico", which after a temperature-controlled Maceration matures for 18 months in 30-hectoliters of Slavonian oak and in cement pans, and "Monsenese - Chianti-Classico Riserva", which is also aged for 18 months in 24-month maturation in 300-liter oak barrels and then in the bottle is maturing. Every year around 250,000 bottles of wine are produced, of which 60,000 are in the governo process. About 60% of these are exported, mainly to Germany, England and Canada.