AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASALE DI FALCHINIOVER 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Azienda Agricola Casale di Falchini is located one kilometre from San Gimignano and has many hectares of specialised vineyard that extend over gently rolling hills with green fields, olive trees and dense, orderly vineyards.
The old house, which gives the area its name, was a friary in times past. The company was founded in 1964 and, thanks to the expertise and commitment of the owner, Riccardo Falchini, the first specialised vineyard was established in 1968. Later, in 1976, following the careful advice of his winemaker, Giacomo Tachis, the old cellar was replaced by the new winery equipped with modern facilities for cold vinification of wines and specialised bottling, the first in the area to be equipped with modern systems for the cold control of musts and wines.
At Casale many different types of wines are produced but 65% of production is given over to Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the first DOCG white wine in Italy. The two Vernaccia wines produced are Vigna a Solatio and Ab Vinea Doni. Even more important are the reds, which have shown that the soil and climate of the torri are perfect for these products: the Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG Titolato Colombaia, the red Super Tuscan Paretaio, which is a fine example of the real class of Sangiovese, and the other Super Tuscan red, the Campora, which has been a revelation since the first - and exceptional - vintage in 1985.
The Company has been exporting its wines worldwide for more than 35 years and has received many awards in major international competitions, including two Gran Medaglie dOro at the "Vinitaly" International Wine Competition in 1996 for its Spumante Metodo Classico and the Campora Red IGT Toscano. Recent vintages of this last wine received the prestigious “5 Grappoli” award of the "DUEMILAVINI Guide" published by AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) for the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions respectively. This award was reconfirmed by the Gold Medals received at the 48th and 49th National Competition of Vini dei Pramaggiore.Technical details of the property
- Soil composition: clay and yellow sands, with marine fossils from the Pliocene period
- Average annual production: 3,000 hl
- Average altitude of the vineyards: 280m above sea level
- Average vineyard density: 4,000 plants / hahhhrr