Azienda Agricola Concadoro is an organic estate winery in Località Concadoro in Castellina in Chianti in the south western part of the Chianti Classico DOCG in Tuscany. Chianti Classico red wines are made, as is a Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC.
Background: Concadoro dates to the 1600s, when it served as a resting place for the shepherds heading towards the Casentino Valley from the Maremma. At the time the farm was called “Le Capraie” after the goats who would overnight here, and their goatheards who would leave some milk by way of payment. In 1878 the villa was built. In 1960 the farm was bought by the Commendatore Luigi Cerasi who was from Rome and he gave it its current name of “Azienda Agricola Concadoro” (not to be confused with the Concadoro sub-zone of Panzano-in-Chianti).
Owner: Benito Torricelli. In the mid-2000s the main markets were Germany, Austria and Switzerland and also Demark. Very little to the USA.
Staff: Adriano Cerasi (manager) and Marco Chellini (vineyards).
Vineyards: 100 hectares of land in total, including olives and woodland as well as 20 hectares of vines. Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano, Malvasia. On alberese soil. The main rootstock is 420A. Mainly cordon and some guyot and ‘archetto toscano’. Use organic sheep manure for compost.
Certification: 1989 Joins Coordinamento Toscano Produttori Biologici (CTPB). | 1990 First vintage with full organic certification. | 2007 Still certified organic.
Winery: Cement tanks.
Bianco: A tiny amount of Toscana Bianco dry white wine is made from Malvasia and Trebbiano. Soft, a bit resinous and hot at the finish, but nice style and not too much sulphur at the winery in early 2005.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Concadoro: 2001 Bit simple, but decent at the winery in early 2005. | 2003 Sangiovese, Canaiolo and white grapes. Vat sample, bit hot and grubby at the winery in early 2005. | 2015 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo. Bit blurred (Anteprima 2018). | 2016 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo. | 2018 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Vigna da Gaversa: The ‘Vigna di Gaversa’ vineyard is in three blocks. | 2001 Sangiovese and a bit of Cab Sauvignon. Tannin was a bit green at the winery in early 2005. | 2013 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Concadoro: 2015 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo.
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Concadoro: 2012 100% Sangiovese. Slightly acetic and bretty (Anteprima 2018). | 2012 100% Sangiovese.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva: 2001 Wild, bit clumsy at the winery in early 2005.
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC: See here for more on this DOC. | 1998 Nut and honey at the winery in early 2005. €11.50 for a 50cl bottle.
Azienda Agricola Concadoro s.r.l.
Loc Concadoro, 67
I-53022 Castellina in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577 741285 | www.aziendaconcadoro.it