FATTORIA LE BONILLE
A dream come true
The territory, a wild vine, an unexpected wine, a wager that became an endeavor: these sum up “la fattoria delle Bonille”. From a small abandoned Vineyard in Greti we crossed the river Greve to reach splendid Montefioralle, with its colours, its flavours, the new vine, the olives, the lake. Read more
FATTORIA LE BONILLE – THE WINE
An idea that has become a wine
FATTORIA LE BONILLE – THE OIL GROVE
A love that has become an oil
FATTORIA LE BONILLE – THE VINEYARD
A passion that has become a project
The lands of Bonille are situated to the east of the river Greve (western part) and to the north of the town. The soil here is characterised by the so-called “Chianti Macigno” or rather that which is more commonly known as pietra serena (literally “serene stone”). This stone is a sandstone, so rich in sand and lime, and the wines produced are fine and elegant. The soil is rich in stone but, under the influence of the sun, water, wind and snow, this stone tends to break down and release its elements. The pH is neutral-sub acidic.
The soils, as much as they are rich in stone, are mainly composed of a limestone marl substrate (albarese) with localised areas of shale (galestro marl). The most common soil is albarese, darker or lighter depending on the presence of elements and minerals other than calcium. This very hard soil, which breaks down very slowly, releases elements and minerals which are later found in the wine. Highly structured, palatable and long-lasting wines.