Dievole is an organic estate in Vagliagli, a locality (‘frazione’) in Castelnuovo Berardenga in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy. Dievole’s origins date to 1090. It was purchased by Mario Schwenn’s father in 1979. In 1990 the first wines were marketed, from the 1987 vintage by extrovert Mario Schwenn. In 2013 Dievole spa (the German-Italian Schwenn family sold to Blends Wine Estates.
Owner: Blends Wine Estates (see Argentina), since 2013.
Owner: Part of the Alejandro Bulgheroni Family Vineyards group.
Staff: Giulia Preziosi (marketing).
Vineyards: 2018 630 hectares (acres) of land in total including the vines which cover 99ha for Chianti Classico and 52ha for IGT Toscana.
Certification: 2017 First vintage with full organic certification.
Campinovi, Toscana Bianco IGT: 2018 100% Trebbiano Toscano.
Broccato: 100% Sangiovese.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Dievole: 2015 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino. | 2016 13.5%. Nice crunch (Anteprima 2018). Bright fruit (Chianti Classico Boot Camp 2018).
Chianti Classico DOCG, La Vendemmia: 2010 90% Sangiovese + 10% other. £8-14.99. Evolved orange peel aromas, balsamic, nice tannin, a bit too simple for silver at DWWA 1st May 2013. Bronze.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Vignale: Vignale is the name of the vineyard. | 2018 100% Sangiovese.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Novecento: 2008 90% Sangiovese + 10% other. £15-29.99. Quite a flat nose, but plenty of ripe crisp fruit, violets and tar, dense but has leveity although tannin a bit dry at finish. 15 Points. Bronze at DWWA 30th April 2013. | 2013 Bottled. | 2015 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo and Colorino. 14%. Fairly rich, needs time (Anteprima 2019). | 2016 Bottled.
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Vigna di Sessina: 2015 100% Sangiovese.
Loc. Dievole, Vagliagli, I-53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577 322613 | www.dievole.it