Cigliano di Sopra
Cigliano di Sopra
Fattoria Cigliano di Sopra is an historic complex surrounded by 32 hectares of land extending over the hills of Chianti Classico, in the San Casciano area of Val di Pena.
The Cigliano di Sopra estate is situated in the highest part of the Cigliano area and comprises the historic Cigliano Villa, with its centuries-old park, Italian gardens and collection of citrus trees, and three farmhouses, two of which – Casa delle Fiabe and Casa Bulleri – have been converted into agriturismo holiday cottages. Finally, there is the Church of San Zanobi in Casciano, where the owners were married and their children baptised.
The estate’s 32 hectares include eight hectares under vine, from which we get the grapes for our winery, and 17 hectares of olive trees, from which we make our own extra virgin olive oil. The remaining seven hectares are parkland and woods. The historic Cigliano Villa, at the centre of the complex, is home to the owners who maintain and preserve this long-established estate.
Fattoria Cigliano di Sopra produces Chianti Classico Cigliano di Sopra; Predicato di San Zanobi (Vin Santo di Chianti Classico); and our own Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
The estate is family-run with the utmost respect for nature and for our historic buildings. All our wines are produced with grapes from our own vineyards, hand-harvested, and vinified with the aim of respecting and conserving the characteristics bestowed by our terroir.
|Best grapes from vineyards: Vigneto Carnasciali (2016) S/W 260 m s.l.m.; Vigneto Bulleri (1967) W 280 m s.l.m.; Vigneto Valloni (2004) N/W 270 m s.l.m.; Vigneto Vignone (2016) N/W 280 m s.l.m.; Vigneto Sottobosco (1982) S/E 260 m s.l.m.; Vigneto Piano (1992) E 250 m s.l.m.; Vigneto Bacio (1982) W 260 m s.l.m.; Vigneto Clos de Madeleine (2016) N/W 280 m s.l.m
|97% Sangiovese, 3% Canaiolo
|Full and structured, balanced, with a long finish
|Full ruby red color and compact
After a cool and fairly rainy winter that allowed the land to accumulate a good water reserve, in the 2021 vintage budbreak took place in early April with average temperatures.
The frost in the night between 7 and 8 April resulted in a loss of around 10% of production. Subsequently spring saw slightly above average temperatures and low rainfall, flowering took place in the first two weeks of June.
From July onwards there was a progressive rise in temperatures which gave rise to a hot and dry summer. Veraison began in the first week of August and ended in early September. The rains of the second week of September allowed the plants to recover from the summer water stress and resume the ripening of the grapes in perfect health.
The Sangiovese harvest began on September 14th and ended on October 6th. Of this vintage were produced 11,586 bottles, 250 magnums and 20 jéroboams, bottled on 12/19/2022.