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Located on the top of a hill and protected by solid walls, the Oliveto Castle is an ancient residence built in 1424 by the noble and prestigious Tuscan family of Pucci, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, a famous Florentine architect who designed the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

Lorenzo the Magnificent, Popes Leo X, Clement VII and Paul III, the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinando III, the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III are some of the great characters who were guests at the Castle of Oliveto in the past centuries.

Today, the Castle of Oliveto is a modern farm that extends for 1200 hectares of which 50 are cultivated with vineyards from which excellent quality wines are aged in the ancient cellars of the castle.

It is in this magnificent setting rich in 600 years of charm, history and art, surrounded by a splendid landscape of the Florentine hills, that the Oliveto Castle offers a tasting of its wines accompanied by typical local products and a visit to the historic cellars.

Opening hours and services

Tastings (in Italian, English and French) are made by appointment from Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 17.00 for a minimum of 2 participants.

For the sale, the shop is open every day from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00.

Where we are

Contact

  • Mrs Luisa Tinti
  • www.castellooliveto.it
  • +39 (0)571 629722
  • Via di Monte Olivo, 6 50051 Castelfiorentino (Florence)

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Castello di Oliveto's wines

Bianco dei Papi

Bianco dei Papi is a wine made from Chardonnay and Vermentino grapes vinified separately in steel vats and in the absence of oxygen at low temperatures to maintain the typical aromas of these vines. The refinement takes place on the fine lees for about 4 months with repeated "batonage" and then in the bottle for at least 3 months.
The result is a wine with a straw yellow color and an aroma of fresh flowers and honey, ideal as an aperitif and to accompany appetizers and fish dishes.

Denomination of origin: Bianco Toscana IGT

Alcohol: 13% vol. - Grapes: Chardonnay 50%, Vermentino 50%

Chianti Riserva Castello di Oliveto

Chianti Riserva Castello di Oliveto comes from Sangiovese grapes for 90% and small amounts of Colorino and Merlot. Aging takes place in steel vats with maceration on the skins for about 15 days, with frequent pumping over and oxygenation and then aged in "Slavonian oak" barrels for about 24 months. Subsequently it is aged in bottle for 6 months.
Chianti Riserva Castello di Oliveto is an elegant and full-bodied wine with a ruby red color with garnet reflections and a hint of red fruits, characteristics that are even more exalted when paired with red and roast meats, seasoned cheeses and soups.

Denomination of origin: Chianti Docg

Alcohol: 13,5% vol. - Grapes: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino, 5% Merlot

Paolo III

Paolo III is produced with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, vinified in steel vats with long maceration on the skins for at least 20 days. It is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and then for 6 months in 25 Hl "Slavonian oak" barrels. Finally, it is further refined in the bottle for at least 8 months.
The result is a wine with an intense and persistent aroma with hints of vanilla, liquorice and red berry fruits, ideal to accompany game, braised and roasted meat dishes.

Denomination of origin: Rosso Toscana IGT

Alcohol: 13,5% vol. - Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%

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Montaione's wines

Only from a perfect mix of vines and selected grapes you can be obtained excellent wines.

From Chianti to the best Igt, from the Supertuscans to the white or rosé, whatever your taste in wine, we are sure that you will find the one you like more.

 

Holidays for gourmet

If you are fascinated by the ancient culinary traditions of Tuscany and want to discover the history or the secrets of Tuscan food, a holiday in Montaione will satisfy your curiosity. Let yourself be carried away on an unforgettable gastronomic trip made of simple dishes and quality wines.

Montaione offers exceptional gastronomic experiences at every step. It is a country that seems to be specially designed for gourmets!

Located in a natural and scenic environment of undeniable beauty where time seems to have stopped, explore the 8 locations of the territory of Montaione and discover the history and traditions with the certainty of always finding something unique and special.

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Highlights

In Montaione there are so many things to do, to see and to visit that choosing can be really difficult.

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Vespa tour

Would you like to ride among the enchanting landscapes of the Tuscan countryside with the sun in your face, the wind in your hair, and feeling the charm and the emotions of the italian "Dolce Vita"? So you don't have to miss a Vespa Tour!

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Quad tours

If you are looking for adventure, a quad tour in the Montaione's countryside might be just the thing. An extraordinary experience to live for a full day or just for a few hours.

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Bike rental and Mtb guided tour

IBikeMontaione and its staff are at your disposal for bicycle rentals and for guided mountain biking tours (with or without tasting of typical products and lasting a few hours to full days) to discover the most impressive locations of this beautiful area.

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Ceramic painting classes

A ceramic painting class is the perfect opportunity to learn about the art of ceramics decoration and painting techniques, all in a magical and relaxing atmosphere.

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Wine tasting in farms

In an area that boasts an ancient wine-making tradition, whose wines are well known for their quality, you can not miss a visit in one of the many cellars and wineries tasting their products!

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Cooking classes

Would you like to learn how to cook some good Tuscan dishes like the ones you ate during your stay? Take part in a cooking course where our chefs will teach you the best secrets of their recipes!

How to get to Montaione

Located in the center of the triangle between Florence, Siena and Pisa, Montaione is in a perfect location from which to explore Tuscany every day.

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