Tenuta La Novella
Winemaker: Simone Zemella
Certified Organic and Certified Biodynamic
Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Malvasia, Moscato, Syrah
Tenuta la Novella is located in the heart of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena, in the Chianti Classico appellation. This vast 188 hectare estate, which had been abandoned for years, regained its lost splendour in 1996 when Francois Schneider decided to restore this magnificent residence, the Medici-era cellars, and the entire vineyard and olive groves over a ten year project. In order to achieve the highest quality Tenuta la Novella produces its olive oil, Chianti Classico and IGT wine, and Vin Santo according to the strict standards of organic and biodynamic farming, without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Everything produced on the estate is done by hand, nothing is industrialised. 13.5 hectares of vines spread over the best terroirs of the estate.