Località Volpaia, Radda in Chianti | Locality in Radda-in-Chianti, in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy.

Terroir, wine style | Maurizio Castelli (Enogea, 2014) says that ‘generally speaking, the sandy soils on the eastern side of [Chianti Classico], in Volpaia, for example, provide aromatic but unstructured musts with an early loss of colouring matter. This produces very fine and juicy wines, closer to a Pinot Noir than to a Brunello di Montalcino.’ See Castello di Volpaia’s ‘Coltassala’ bottling.


Certified organic  | Castello di Volpaia.


Alessandro Masnaghetti, I Cru di Enogea, Chianti Classico (Alessandro Masnaghetti Editore, first edition July 2014).

Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino, Chianti Classico, the Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, (University of California Press, 2016), p193.

Maurizio Castelli, Enogea 2014, ‘Maurizio Castelli, il sangiovese e il Chianti Classico. Intevista vintage,’ interview 21 January 2014 by Francesco Falcone for Enogea (enogea.it).