Frimaio–Fattoria Poggio Romita is located in the hamlet of Romita in San Donato in Poggio, a locality (‘frazione’) within the commune of Barberino Val d’Elsa in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany. The main activity of Fattoria Poggio Romita is the production of wine and olive oil. The Sestini family, originally from Florence, has been selling and making wine for four generations, since the early 1900s: as sharecroppers (see mezzadria) and from 1968 as landowners after Angiolo Sestini (3rd generation) bought an old farm in La Romita. The pre-fix Frimaio derives from Frimaire, the 9th month of the French Revolution Republican Calendar.

Owner: Andrea Sestini (4th generation). His family has been making wine since the early 1900s, initially

Vineyards: 45ha of land. On the border of the Chianti Classico DOCG and Colli Fiorentini DOCG. 30ha of grapes. 5ha of olives. 3ha of Chianti Classico in San Donato in Poggio, 2km from the winery itself.

Winery: Concrete, stainless steel and oak (‘botti’) vats.

White wines

Romita Bianco: 2001 Bottled.

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Poggio Romita: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Frimaiao: 2000 Bottled.

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Frimaiao: 1999 Bottled.

La Sassaia2000 Bottled.

Contact

Fattoria Poggio Romita

Via del Cerro, 10

San Donato in Poggio

I-50028 Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (FI = Firenze), Italy

Tel+39 055 8077352