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Il Palagio is a family wine estate, a boutique winery in the heart of the Golden valley of Panzano in Chianti (Conca Doro) located in Chianti Classico region. We have created a wine, oil and food experience of Panzano for you. Learn the process of winemaking, olive oil production and match with your hands-on cooking class. You will also discover how to taste extra-virgin olive oil. Book yourself now in this great wine and olive oil program and get ready for the welcoming atmosphere of the estate.
The apartments in Il Palagio come in different sizes and respectively have a big living room, a well-equipped kitchen with cooker, oven, fridge, dishwasher, pans, dishes and other equipment, satellite TV, WLAN, spacious bedrooms with bathroom and shower as well as a private outside garden area or balcony.
Il Palagio in Panzano in Chianti is a small family-owned wine estate. The philosophy merges values like family and tradition with their love for nature, human relationships, and customer satisfaction as well as the comfort and well-being of their guests. Their care and effort are continuously aiming to preserve the natural setting and achieve uncompromising wine quality while maintaining the fullest respect for man and nature.
This is the soundest method for restoring to wine its peculiarity and its sensory relation to its terroir. These values were learned from their grandparents. Furthermore, quality is another reason why they decided to change to organic production; quality is important for us because it ensures the viability of their business and the satisfaction of their customers.
Il Palagio is an estate of approximately 13 hectares: about 3 hectares are occupied by olive trees, 7.5 hectares are occupied by vineyards and the rest by wood. The vineyards are located in the so-called Conca d'Oro (Golden basin) of Panzano, a privileged area of its perfect altitude of 400-500 meters, the minimum temperature variation as well as the morphology and the composition of the soil which is rich in clay and marl.
In 2009, they turned their business into an organic production and will receive the official certification in 2013. They cultivate their vineyards according to the biological methods preserving the integrity, the richness and vitality of their ground and ensuring you the highest wine quality. The wines results from an accurate work and careful selection of the grapes and are immediately recognized as alive and natural. All this reflects their philosophy, values, and mission. They believe in wines that reflect their region, whether through the grape variety or through land.
The wine cellar is used for winemaking, as well as for bottling and storing. Since 2009, they are using medium-size French oak barrels for their wines Chianti - Classico Il Palagio and Chianti Classico Riserva. Il Palagio are using 400-liter French oak barrels for their wine, Torgentile. Winemaking occurs in thermo-conditioned stainless vat. For their wines, they use grapes only from their vineyards, where they make a careful selection. Marco Chellini, agronomist and enologist, supports the process of winemaking in the wine cellar.
In 2007, Il Palagio launched its products on the market for the first time. In 2010, the famous guide to Italian wine, titled Vini d'Italia and published from the Italian food and wine magazine and publishing group Gambero Rosso, awarded their wine, Chianti Classico Il Palagio with the highest rating: three glasses.
Il Palagio is located in Panzano in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, exactly halfway between Florence and Siena (approximately 30 kilometers). Immersed in its natural settings made of vineyards and olive groves, the estate offers lovely and comfortable apartments, large gardens, a swimming pool, barbecue as well as a wonderful view of the Tuscan countryside.
Already in the 1980s the first English tourists came to the farmhouse for holiday. In the 1990s it has been renovated without modifying its rural retreat but maintaining the original style (stone walls, ceilings with wooden beams). Even the furniture is antique, and it is nice to see how the rustic Tuscan style combines with the functionality and comfort. This is the perfect place for those looking for peace, rest and a quiet place to stay.