VILLA LA PAGLIAIA is a winery in the southern part of the Chianti Classico DOCG region, the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, about 15 km from Siena in Siena province in the Tuscany (‘Toscana’) region of Italy.
Owner| San Felice S.p.A.
History | Emanuele Repetti, the famous Tuscan historian, described Villa La Pagliaia as one of the most pleasant, aristocratic estates in the area surrounding Siena. The origin of the property is ancient as attested by various historical studies. In 1185 the church of San Biagio in Pagliaia was placed under the papal jurisdiction by an edict of Pope Alexander III. From the Middle Ages onwards the estate was the property of different noble Sienese families such as the Bianchi, the Piccioli and the Piccolomini. The country mansion, which was built during the 18th century, still stands today maintaining its original, elegant structure. Villa La Pagliaia’s moment of splendor came in the 1800s, when the mansion was lived by the Grand Duke Ferdinando III and his court to enjoy its magnificent view with Siena in the distance.
Estate vineyards | Mainly Sangiovese. 300 to 450 metres.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Villa La Pagliaia | Predominantly Sangiovese grapes. Aged for 12 months in Slavonian oak casks.
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Villa La Pagliaia | Predominantly Sangiovese grapes. Aged for 24 months in Slavonian oak casks. | 2015 100% Sangiovese. 14% alc. 0,5g/l residual sugar. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel, each variety fermented apart. 24 months in oak. 50% Slavonian botti (60-100hl) 50% in French barrels and tonneaux.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva
Agio, Toscana Rosso| Merlot and Sangiovese mainly, plus a little Cabernet.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Villa La Pagliaia | I guess this is sourced from San Felice’s Campogiovanni estate in Montalcino. Aged for 36 months in Slavonian oak casks and part in 500 litres French oak barrels.
Villa La Pagliaia
Loc. Pagliaia, I-53010 Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI = Siena), Italy