Palagetto is an organic estate winery in the San Gimignano region of Tuscany in Italy. White wines are 100% estate grown (2019) and made under the Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG. Red wines are made under the Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG.

Owner: Tenute Niccolai (which see). This was the original estate, bought by Commandante Luano Palagetto, who founded Tenute Niccolai.

Staff: Sabrina Niccolai (commercial side), her husband Mario Fioravanti (winery & vineyards), and their daughter Arianne). Both of their grandfathers worked for the coop in San Gimignano it seems. | The late Giacomo Tachis consulted. In 2019 Nicola Berti was consulting.

Sales: The main market for the wines in 2019 was export, with sales to 100 countries.

Vineyards2019 60ha of land in total, of which 53ha of vineyards. 280-320 metres. The white grapes (Vernaccia, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Vermentino, Incrocio Manzoni) are on tufaceous soils. The red grapes (Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah) are on clay. 

Winery: 50,000hl.

White wines

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Palagetto2018 Certified organic. 100% stainless steel. No MLF. Modernist pineapple notes, with a decent underbelly from clay soils (2019 Anteprima).

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Palagetto Ventanni: 100% Vernaccia. Mainly clay. Bit too full for me (2019 Anteprima).

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Vigna Santa Chiara: 2001 Bottled. | 2018 95% Vernaccia, 5% Incrocio Manzoni. 12.5% alc. 2 months in old oak. 

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva, Palagetto: 2000 Exists. | 2015 Barrel fermented and aged. Bit roasted, lacks balance and soul (2019 Anteprima).

I’Niccolo: 2001 50% each Chardonnay and Vermentino.

Red wines

Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, Palagetto

Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG Riserva, Palagetto: 1999 Bottled.

Solleone: 1998 Produced. | 1999 Produced.

Sottobosco: 2000 Sangiovese.

Other activities: Agritourism. Olives which are dressed onsite for olive oil



Via Monteolivetto, 46

I-53037 San Gimignano (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.942098 | Website