Castelvecchi is an estate in Radda-in-Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy. Castelvecchi–or Cantina Castelvecchi aka Fattoria Premiata Castelvecchi in Chianti–can trace its origins to 1043.
Owner: The Paladin family of Bosco del Merlo in the Veneto region bought the estate in 2004. The then owners sold their grapes rather than make wine from them, so a winery was constructed. The vineyards possessed some old vines (mid-1950s) but was in need of renovation.
Vineyards: 2017 24ha (80,000 bottles). Soil: ‘galestro‘.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Capotondo: 2016 80% Sangiovese, 20% Canaiolo.
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Madonnino della Pieve: 2010 100% Sangiovese. Odd aroma, like Cabernet Franc plus possible brett, definitely herbal and a bit baked at the Paladin winery in Annone Veneto 10 June 2017. | 2015 100% Sangiovese.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Lodolaio: Vines at 600 metres. | 2015 100% Sangiovese.
Toscana Rosso, Solana: Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah grown at 500-600 metres.
The Paladin family own an hotel near the winery. Half of the wine production is sold direct from the cellar door. The Paladin family created a terraced area in the centre of one of the vineyards (from which vine cuttings are taken from when replanted) and is used for events.
I-53017 Radda in Chianti (SI), Italy
Tel+39 0577 735612 | www.chianticastelvecchi.it