JURA & SAVOIE

LANGUEDOC-ROUSILLON & CAHORS

PROVENCE & CORSICA

RHONE VALLEY

LA SALA 

Francesco Rossi Ferrini

Sala’s history started in 1260. At the beginning of the 15th century, the land was sold to the Acciaiuoli family and, in 1534, to the Grand Duke of Tuscany Alessandro De’Medici. In 2014 Francesco Rossi Ferrini, owner of Il Torriano farm, took over the estate. Today, over 70 hectares, belong to La Sala, of which 32 are dedicated to vines, 27.6 of these are part of the Chianti Classico. In recent years, important investments have been made on the company, the winery and the vineyards have been modernised and upgraded to enhance the product.
The Sala’s history started in 1260. At the beginning of the 15th century, the land was sold to the Acciaiuoli family and, in 1534, to the Grand Duke of Tuscany Alessandro De’Medici. In 2014 Francesco Rossi Ferrini, owner of Il Torriano farm, took over the estate. Today, over 70 hectares, belong to La Sala, of which 32 are dedicated to vines, 27.6 of these are part of the Chianti Classico. In recent years, important investments have been made on the company, the winery and the vineyards have been modernised and upgraded to enhance the product.
The vineyards around La Sala are about 150-210m asl. The soil is formed by clay and “Alberese” (a marl limestone with a high concentration of calcium carbonate), is richer in pebbles and has less active layers compared to the vineyards around Il Torriano (more layers, deeper and with more clay and sand, at 300-350 m asl). These two different and complementary terroirs in the same estate enable the oenologist to work with the whole terroir range in San Casciano Val di Pesa. Over 80% of the vineyards have a south-west exposition.

With the beginning of the new Estate, the family Rossi Ferrini decided to move all the vineyards to organic viticulture. To preserve the wines' quality, before every harvest, the oenologists chose the best 12ha out of 30ha of vines, and they vinify only the grapes from those 12ha, they will sell all the rest to other Estates. Francesco's dream is to make this small Estate a real expression of the Montefiridolfi - San Casciano Val di Pesa subzone, a small area mother of great, signature Italian wines, from the heart of Chianti Classico.

With the beginning of the new Estate the family Rossi Ferrini decided to move all the vineyards to organic viticulture. To preserve the quality of the wines, before every harvest, the oenologists chose the best 12ha out of 30ha of vines, and they vinify only the grapes from those 12ha, all the rest will be sold to other Estates. Francesco’s dream is to make this small Estate a real expression of the Montefiridolfi - San Casciano Val di Pesa subzone, a small area mother of great, signature Italian wines, from the heart of Chianti Classico.

REGION OF PRODUCTION

Tuscany - Italy


APPELLATION

Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva


FOUNDED

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VINEYARD

32 hectares


CLIMATE

Mediterranean climate


SOIL COMPOSITION

Clay, Limestone


VARIETIES GROWN

Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Colorino, Pugnitello 


AGRICULTURE

Organic

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