Panzano in Chianti is a locality (‘frazione’) within the commune of Greve in Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG in Tuscany. Panzano is located in the southern sector of Greve, 2.7 miles (4.3km) from the centre of Greve as the crow flies, sitting ‘exactly astride the ridge which divides the valley of the [river] Greve with the Valley of the [river] Pesa,’ (Alessandro Masnaghetti, 2018). Panzano even has its own sub-zone within a sub-zone, the Conca d’Oro.
Organics: 1990s Panzano had a few certified organic estates such as Casaloste and Le Cinciole (Castello dei Rampolla has never sought certification). In the mid-2000s there was a big change in Panzano via SPEVIS, an experimental station for sustainable viticulture. It helped changed mindsets regarding sustainability and organics, with estates increasingly opting towards certification. | 2018 In November 2018 around 95% of Panzano producers were certified organic accounting for around 80% of its vineyard land.
Certified organic, Biodynamic practices: Monte Bernardi.
Alessandro Masnaghetti, I Cru di Enogea, Chianti Classico (Alessandro Masnaghetti Editore, third edition Feb 2018)
Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino, Chianti Classico, the Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, (University of California Press, 2016).