The historic Fattoria Machiavelli represents the oldest Chianti tradition.
The estate is located at Sant’Andrea in Percussina, in San Casciano Val di Pesa in the province of Florence.
Built 500 years ago, the cellar lies beneath the house where Machiavelli lived during his long exile from Florence.
Today as then, the wine is matured in barrels of French oak.
In 1512 and from 1513 onwards, Niccolò Machiavelli was confined to the Albergaccio, which adjoins the cellar.
Here he pursued his writing, tended his fields and passed his spare time in the famous Hosteria.
Machiavelli ran his vineyards and his farms well, taking a personal interest in their management.
Careful restoration has returned the Osteria (Albergaccio) to its original structure.
The kitchen and small rooms, furnished with much of the original furniture from the museum villa, provide visitors with a warm and welcoming environment in which to taste the simple dishes of traditional peasant cooking and the prestigious wines of Vigna di Fontalle and Poggio.
Machiavelli is the prestigious Tuscan brand.
It is reserved exclusively for the traditional channel that offers the expert consumer a selection of Tuscan wines of the highest quality and identity, produced in limited quantities from the estates own vineyards.
The vineyards extend over approximately 27 hectares and are planted to sangiovese that is Guyot- and spurred cordon-trained.
They lie in south-facing terrains at an altitude of 300 metres that are ideal for vine cultivation.

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