|Az. Agr. Poggio delle Civette
Società Agricola S.S.
Via Pino Gorgognano, 462
50052 Certaldo (FI) Italy
Tel. +39 0571 669171
P. Iva: 06304450486
Civette: is a traditional family run Tuscan Farm.
It was founded in the middle of the last century and is mentioned
in many historical documents. It is located in the heart of the
Chianti area, equidistant from the cities of Pisa, Florence and
Siena. An area over which from Etruscan times Trade and Pilgrim
routes were established and eventually formed the so called " Via
Francigena" or Pilgrims way.
The nearby towns of San Gimignano
, Volterra and Certaldo grew and developed along these routes because
of their importance in the production of Silk, Saffron, Alabaster,
Terracotta and Glass.
The farm is located in the medieval
village of Gorgogna. During the war, owing to its strategic position,it
was occupied by the Germans and then liberated by the Americans
who then settled there and it was used as an area command.
Currently 7 Hectares of Vineyards have been planted, positioned
on the best sites of the estate to benefit from the soil types
Newly available grape variety clones and rootstocks have been
selected to maximize potential quality. Vineyard vine densities
/ Hectare combined with specific trellising are designed for
low yields of high quality grapes.
|Based on the varieties planted throughout the Poggio delle Civette
Estate, our focus is on our two" flagship " wines whose
individual characters follow the main variety in each wine blend.
The three varieties are Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and the
new Sangiovese. In each vintage a careful selection of grapes from
our 3 vineyard sites, followed by specific winemaking techniques
ensures the full potential of the harvest and also result in wines
which hav outstanding personality. These wines of limited quantity
are selected for the
Poggio delle Civette varietal wines.