Fattoria Il Palagio is an estate in Località Il Palagio in the the San Gimignano region of Tuscany in Italy. The main building is a mansion, once the residence of the Tortoli Matteucci marquises. Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG white wines are made, plus Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG reds.

Owner: The Zonin family since 1980. Walter Sovran has worked with the Zonin family on white wines.

Terroir: Almost 350 hectares of land. Hilly terrain between Volterra and San Gimignano. The area is one of the centres of activity of the ancient Roman and Etruscan settlements. The well-structured, strongly clayey soil that characterizes the vineyards is essential to guarantee the water supply to the vines in the hot summer months.

Vineyards–Fattoria Il Palagio: About 100 hectares of vineyards at an average altitude of 300 m a.s.l.

Vineyards–Fattoria Abbazia Monteoliveto: Soils of marine origin, composed of yellow sands and clays. Continental climate. 18ha of vines. Also olives.

White wines

Chardonnay, Il Palagio: 2001 Bottled.

Sauvignon, Il Palagio: 2001 Bottled.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Fattoria Abbazia Monteoliveto: From Zonin’s Fattoria Abbazia Monteoliveto estate, described above. | 2012 Nice depth, bready (Anteprima 2013).

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, La Gentilesca: From Zonin’s Fattoria Abbazia Monteoliveto estate. | 1998 Produced. |1999 Produced. | 2000 Produced. | 2011 Lightly oaked. £15-29.99. Clean lemon-apricot, perhaps a bit phenolic (Commended, DWWA May 2013). | 2012 50% fermented in 225-litre barrels. 6,000 bottles. Well made, citrus, not overoaked (Anteprima 2013).

Red wines

Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG: 2001 Bottled.


Il Palagio (Zonin), Fatt

Fraz Castel San Gimignano, Loc. Il Palagio, I-53030 Colle di Val d’Elsa

Tel+39 0577.953004

Website www.ilpalagio.it