Surrounded by a captivating landscape, Le Fonti a San Giorgio looks out across the rounded hills of Montespertoli in Tuscany, located in the Eastern part of Chianti region and owned by the Giovannelli family since three generations. Today, Piera Giovannelli is managing it with her family and producing wines harvested from 13 hectares. Her aim is to protect and maintain “ the gift that has been given to me and improve the estate, respecting the precious environment surrounding us “. The main indigenous varieties for reds are: Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo and Pugnitello, and Malvasia for whites. Later, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Viognier have been planted to allow greater oenological creativity, without compromising them.
The vineyards are managed with the spur pruning training system, planted with a high density of vines per hectare (5000) in order to decrease the quantity of fruit per vine and consequently improve their grape and wine quality. For processing plant, the estate follows the principles of integrated agriculture (IPM), trying to minimize the use of chemicals for a greater respect for consumers and the environment in which we live. Le Fonti a San Giorgio, two years ago, applied for obtaining the organic certification, which should be completed in 2019.