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.
Vineyards: 2019 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.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Palagetto: 2018 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.
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 www.palagetto.it