Castello di Selvole is a winery in Vagliagli, Località Selvole, in Castelnuovo Berardenga in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany. As well as red wines,  Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC is also made. During the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, Siena and Florence were constantly at war, a perpetual conflict that ended only in 1599 when the Republic of Siena was finally defeated and ceased to exist as an independent state. The Arbia River flowed along the border between Florence and Siena and around the hill of Selvole, which formed the last Sienese defense. In circa.1200, around 90 families lived in the castle, housing more than 300 people.

Vineyards: The majority of the vineyards are located in the small valley between Selvole and Brolio where Chianti Classico was born 300 years ago. 40 hectares of vineyard. Half was planted at a very high density with Sangiovese and Canaiolo, as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc  and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Owner: Guido Busetto.

Staff: Consultant oenologist: Stefano Porcinai.

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Castello di Selvole: 2018 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Castello di Selvole: 2014 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Ponte Rosso: 2013 Older oak, plenty of width to the fruit (Chianti Classico Boot Camp 2018). | 2014 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet and Merlot.

Barulo, Toscana Rosso IGT: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Frescolaia, Toscana Rosso IGT:

Merlot di Toscana IGT

Cabernet Franc di Toscana IGT | 2015 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cabernet Sauvignon di Toscana IGT:

Vin Santo

Vin Santo di Chianti Classico DOC

Bibliography

Chianti Classico Boot Camp 2018 (13 Sept), Certosa di Pontignano, Castelnuovo Berardenga. 

Contact

Castello di Selvole

Località Selvole

Frazione Vagliagli

I-53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577 322662 | selvole.com