San Leonino is an estate winery in Castellina in Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG in Tuscany, Italy.

Owner: Bertani Domains, succeeding Tenimenti Angelini, the latter having bought San Leonino from the VELM group which in its turn had acquired it in 1989.

Vineyards: 2019 40ha of vines an a 102ha estate. The estate lies in the far south-west of Castellina-in-Chianti, near the small village of that name which from the Middle Ages grew around the Romanesque church of San Leonino.

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Al Limite: 2015 100% Sangiovese. | 2016 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG, San Leonino: Named after the above-mentioned church. 2010 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet. Very fluid style, open, bit baked too I think. And simple really. Black plum fruit (Anteprima, 2014).

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Monsenese: Previously was 90% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. Under Bertani Domains the wine has become 100% Sangiovese. Altitude of 400m. Andrea Lonardi told me on 28 Feb 2019 ‘Monsenese is 100% Sangiovese grown on 100% alberese. The soil gives the wine a reductive character when young, with notes of fresh red cherry fruit and plum. The alberese also gives a gamey, meaty character to the fruit. The calcium carbonate in the soil also gives a wine with high acidity and low pH. This is responsible for the wine’s notably fresh character. You get a lovely contrast between the two. The tannins are notably granular, more obviously angular compared to the rounder, softer almost chocolatey tannins we find for example in the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG from the Spuntali site within the Val di Suga estate. This allows Monsenese to age well, upto 20 years or more.’ | 2014 100% Sangiovese. | 2015 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Salivolpe: The name means ‘fox leap’. 2016 100% Sangiovese.

IGT Toscana Rosso, Salivolpe: The name means ‘fox leap’. Made from Syrah.

IGT Toscana Rosso, Governo al’uso Toscano2016 100% Sangiovese. 15 months in oak. Fluid, easy style (Anteprima 2018). | 2017 100% Sangiovese. | 2019 100% Sangiovese.

Toscana Rosso, Motuproprio: See Motuproprio.


6ha of olive trees.


Andrea Lonardi, ‘The Soul of Sangiovese Soils, presentation at Tenuta Trerose 14th Feb 2019.


San Leonino

Loc. I Cipressi, 49

I-53011 Castellina in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577 804101