Tenuta Il Poggione
Tenuta Il Poggione was founded at the end of the 19th century. Lavinio Franceschi, landowner from Florence, had become curious about the stories of a shepherd who roamed his sheep in the Montalcino area and decided to visit the region. He fell in love with the landscape and the people, so he decided to buy land and start an agricultural business.
The manor was one of the first to commercialise the Brunello di Montalcino in the early 20th century, and one of the founding members of the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino.
After more than a century, his heirs still today refer to the vision and work of Lavinio Franceschi. Leopoldo and Livia run the winery and continue to develop it with the same unaltered passion, taking into account traditional wine-making knowledge and traditions, incorporating the most innovative and modern techniques of today.
Careful cultivation of the vineyards is at the heart of the winery's philosophy: the secret of great red wines lies precisely in careful work in the vineyard.
The Tenuta il Poggione vineyard covers about 530 hectares, 140 hectares of which are vineyards, 50 hectares of olive groves and the rest is used for agriculture, as well as woodland and pasture for the animals.
In the spirit of sustainable management, the estate has always cultivated different crops side by side and reduced the use of resources to support plant health to an absolute minimum. Some time ago, the winery was equipped with solar cells on the roof. The work is done almost exclusively manually, both in the vineyards and in the cellar. The thinning of the grapes on the vines means that the health of the grapes and the need for nutrients in the soil are constantly monitored, so that a good product can be produced even in difficult years.
More information about Tenuta Il Poggione
|Company Name:||Tenuta Il Poggione|
|Street:||Loc. Monteano S.Angelo in Colle|
|City:||53024 Montalcino (SI)|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+39 0577 844029|
|Fax:||+39 0577 844165|
|Year of Incorporation:||Ende 1800|
|Company Group:||Tenuta Il Poggione|
|Company Owner:||Leopoldo Franceschi|
|Managing Director:||Leopoldo Franceschi|
|Vineyard Area:||140 ha|
|Cultivated Area:||Toskana, Montalcino|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||Vigna Paganelli|