The best organic wines and wineries in Siena
Tuscany, the region of renaissance culture, is also a land full of vineyards and olive groves where you can staring at but especially visit the most beautiful tuscan wineries. Characterized by different aspects, the common thread of these wineries is the organic element with which wines and oils are processed.
So here’s a list of the best 5 wineries:
- Fattoria Casabianca – Murlo
The Fattoria Casabianca develops for over 650 hectares from which is possible admire incredible and natural landscape. Is based in about 30 kilometres from Siena and its one of the first wineries to have undertaken a conversion to the organic, eliminating the use of pesticides so much to have obtain the Organic Certification. The Fattoria Casabianca offers a line of Chianti Colli Senesi Docg, which consists of two white wines, one rosé wine and two red wines. This lines owns also the vegan certificate.
- Salcheto – Montepulciano
The name Salcheto derives from the name of the stream born near to Montepulciano, in fact is right here that the farm has its roots. The winery offers local wines but also a wine called “sangiovese”, which are organically certified. This has been the first farm in the world to have certified the Carbon Footprint of a bottle of wine, a parameter which is used to control the energy and the matter consumed during the process and to reduce the gas emissions.
- La Lastra – San Gimignano
La Lastra is a farm made up of 7 hectares of vineyard in the Comune di San Gimignano’s territory and 23 hectares of which 7 of vineyard and the same number of olive groves near to the historical centre of the Siena’s town. This is a farm that cares about vineyard and olive groves, following the rules of the organic agriculture. La Lasta offers mostly Vernaccia of San Gimignano, recognizable by his olfactory factor “fruity-ripe”, but also red wines as the Chianti Colli Senesi and the Canaiolo Nero.
- Castello di Fonterutoli – Castellina in Chianti
The Cantina of Fonterutoli is made up of 74 vinification tanks in steel which consent the processing of the grapes separately from each parcel to safeguard their biodiversity. The farm offers a lines of wines like the Classic Chianti, the Sangiovese but also a selection of extra virgin olive oil, produced directly from their lands. The winery is open to everyone and offers the possibility to being visited all year long, include during the harvest period.
- La Casa di Bricciano – Gaiole in Chianti
Based in about 30 kilometres from Siena, the Casa di Bricciano is a little agricultural organic farm specialized in red wines but also in olive oil, that doesn’t use herbicides and harmful chemicalsto the man and the animals. Moreover the organic certification is released after careful evaluations and under the control of a Body of Certification through repeated inspections. In particular the farm produces a Sangiovese, a Classic Chianti and a SUPERTUSCAN I.G.T. called “IL RITROVO”.
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