Fattoria di Corsignano | Organic estate in Località Corsignano in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy. It is self-sufficient in terms of energy (solar power).

Owners | Elena Gallo (338.5251074) and her husband Mario Gallo bought the estate in the 1980s and started working here full time in the 1990s.

The name | The estate’s name is tied to the Piccolomini Pope and to his native town, Pienza, whose previous name was Corsignano. The hamlet of Corsignano, just 10 km. from Siena and 40 km. from Pienza, on the way from SS 222 to Vagliagli, was one of the final borders of the Papal Patronage, hence its name.

Staff | Consulting oenologist: Luano Bensi.

Organic certification | 2014 First vintage with full organic certification.

Vineyards | 22 hectares of land of which 7 hectares of vines. 420 metres. Galestro, clay and alberese soils.

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, La Coppia | 2015 100% Sangiovese. 6 months in large oak vats. Nice grip at the Chianti Classico Anteprima 2018. | 2018 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG , L’Imperatore | 2013 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera.

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, L’Imperatore | 2013 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera. 18 months in barrel. Nice weight but lacks lift at the Chianti Classico Anteprima 2018.

Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, L’Imperatrice | 2012 100% Sangiovese. 18 months in barrel. Fruit already fading, lemony acidity at the Chianti Classico Anteprima 2018. | 2013 100% Sangiovese. 

Toscano Rosso, Gli Sposi | ‘The newlyweds’. 2013 50% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Contact

Fattoria di Corsignano, Località Corsignano, I-53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577 322407 or +39 0577.322545 | Website www.tenutacorsignano.it

Bibliography

Chianti Classico Anteprima 2018, Stazione Leopolda, Florence on Monday 12th February.

Chianti Classico Anteprima 2019, Stazione Leopolda, Florence on Monday 11th February.