Sassoregale in the Maremma.
Owner: Santa Margherita (group). They also own another Chianti Classico DOCG estate, Fattoria Vistarenni in Gaiole in Chianti which they re-named Villa Vistarenni, and Sassoregale in the Maremma.and Lamole di Lamole (formerly Tenimenti Pile e Lamole) is an estate in Lamole, a locality (‘frazione’) in Greve-in-Chianti, a commune in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, Italy.
Immersed in the Mediterranean scrubland, between tall trees and broom shrubs, Sassoregale lies in the heart of the Maremma region. Purchased in 2002 by Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo, the estate’s 38 hectares (30 of which vineyards) are situated in the centre of a plain surrounded by hills, at altitudes between 100 and 180 metres above sea level, with higher ground stretching towards Montalcino behind it. The vineyards overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea, just a few kilometres away as the crow flies. The first impression of Sassoregale is the light, the clearness of the sky, and the strength of the sun, mitigated by the constant breezes. This, together with the great biodiversity that characterizes the wide valley of the Ombrone river and growing techniques that respect the vines and the environment, make the estate a little universe where the hand of man manages to preserve the deep characteristics of the terroir.
The rich soils are deep and medium-textured. They are mainly clay based, but a small area, planted to syrah, is sandier with gravel. In addition to syrah, the vineyards are also home to sangiovese, merlot and vermentino. The vines are spurred-cordon trained vines and planted with a high density of over 5,000 per hectare. Meticulous farming methods – Sassoregale is currently being converted to organic cultivation – ensure the harvesting of fruit at perfect technological, phenolic and aromatic ripeness, providing an ideal raw material for the production of wines that are both rich and elegant.
Vineyards: 57ha, 224,000 bottles (Gambero Rosso: 2015, p.598).
Organic certification: 2016 In conversion.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Etichetta Bianca: ‘White Label’. | 2015 90% Sangiovese, 10% other grape varieties.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Etichetta Blu: ‘Blue Label’. | 2015 80% Sangiovese, 10% each Merlot and Cabernet. | 2017 85% Sangiovese, 8% Cabernet, 7% Merlot..
Chianti Classico DOCG, Etichetta Grigia: ‘Grey Label’.
Chianti Classico DOCG Villa Vistarenni
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Vigneto di Campolungo: 1994 Produced. | 1995 Produced. | 1997 Produced. | 1999 Produced.
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Vigneto di Campolungo: 2009 Produced. |2013 95% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Lamole di Lamole: 1995 Produced. 1999 Produced. | 2000 Produced. | 2005 Produced.
Lam’Oro, IGT Toscana Rosso: 2015 Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lamole di Lamole
Via di Lamole, I-50022 Greve in Chianti (FI), Italy
Office+39 055 9331256 | Hospitality +39 055 9332941 | Website: www.lamole.com
Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino, Chianti Classico, the Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine (University of California Press, 2016).