Azienda Agricola Colognole
The Azienda Agricola Colognole has belonged to the Spalletti family since the mid 19th century, hen the Countess Gabriella Spalletti Trivelli, the grandmother and namesake of the present owner, bought the Villa of Colognole (a late 18th century monastery) and the adjoining 650 hectare property. Around the beginning of the 20th century, the farm began the type of cultivation which characterises it to this day: vines and olives. The 27 hectares of vineyard are located within the Docg Chianti Rufina area, the smallest as well as one of the oldest and most valued Chianti sub-zones, as testified by the Bando dei Vini (Wine Proclamation) published by the Grand Duke Cosimo de’ Medici back in 1716.
During the 70s, the farm began a restructuring programme for the farmhouses situated within the property; some of these farmhouses are now used for farm holiday activities still preserving their rural but elegant style. All the houses have access to the swimming pool and enjoy a splendid view of the Valdisieve valley, where the hills slope gently down to the river, alternating vineyards, olive-groves, fields of wheat and sunflowers, copses, secular oaks and rows of cypresses. The natural and artistic beauty of the Valdisieve valley make it possible for guests to enjoy different types of excursions.
Long considered to be the pride of the farm’s production, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced from around 24 hectares of specialised olive-grove which, alternating with vineyards and fields of wheat and sunflowers, gently slopes down the valley characterising the landscape of Tuscan hills most typically expressed by this secular plant.
Cultivated on soil rich in marl and stones, on hills with medium ventilation – even during the sunny summer months – at an altitude ranging from 300 to 500 meters a.s.l., the “Frantoio” and “Leccino” variety olives give an intensely fruity oil, slightly “pungent” to the palate, which preserves its fragrance and bright green colour for a long time. These characteristics make this oil the true “lord of the table” of our traditional Mediterranean diet.
The nature of the soil, the exposure and the climate characterised by considerable temperature variations between summer and winter, are the elements distinguishing the oil production environment in which Laudemio is produced.
Via del Palagio n.15 Rufina (Firenze)
Website – www.colognole.it
In our Agriturismo the guests are lodged in apartments belonging to ancient farmhouses (with swimming-pool and heating). We offer an ideal holiday to all people wishing to rediscovery the values and treasures of the countryside, the wine-growing and wine-producing culture, while maintaining their privacy here at our Estate.
We will be happy to show you our winery and to let you taste our products.