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Tenuta Il Palagio 1530

La Duchessa Riserva 2018 - Tenuta Il Palagio
Written by Piero Pardini


Tenuta Il Palagio is a farm of about 350 ha., located on the Florentine hills of Figline Valdarno, a step away from the heart of Chianti.
Established in 1530 as a private cellar of a noble Florentine family, Il Palagio, over the centuries, has become both a manor house and a wine and olive farm.
In 1997, Sting and his wife Trudie Styler bought the Palagio from Duke Simone Velluti Zati of San Clemente, restoring the main villa, the farmhouses belonging to it and the vineyards, also acquiring new ones to start the business of wine producers.
In the approximately 13 ha. of vineyards, typical grapes of the Tuscan tradition are produced Colorino, Canaiolo and Sangiovese and international grapes such as Cabernet S. and Merlot. The company also manages leased land where Vermentino is produced.
From summer 2020, Il Palagio boasts the collaboration, as oenologist, of Dr. Riccardo Cotarella.
The company also owns about 6,000 olive trees, from which extra virgin olive oil IGP, excellence of the territory, is obtained.

Owner: Trudie Styler e Sting (1997)
Oenological management: Riccardo Cotarella
Viticulture: organic
Vineyard hectares: 13
Bottles produced: 100.000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: only for professionals in the sector
Foundation year: 1530

Labels reviewed
1530 2019
Baci sulla bocca 2020
Casino delle Vie 2017
La Duchessa 2018
New Day 2020
Sister Moon 2016

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Il Palagio 1530

Tenuta il Palagio 1530
Via Sant’Andrea, 11
50063 Figline e Incisa Valdarno (FI)
Phone +39 055 9502652

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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