Fattoria Ispoli is located 15 KM (9 miles) to the south of Florence in the Chianti Classico district and includes around 20 hectares (ha) of land, 5.5 of which are vineyards, 2 olive groves, and the rest forest. The vineyards all lie around the main building and are separated from neighbouring vineyards by woodland that are therefore protected from external influences, a very important feature when you are Organic. The main varietal cultivated is Sangiovese but also Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo are grown in smaller quantities. All wines are aged in oak cooperage of varying capacity from 225L barrels to 3000L Slavonian vats according to grape varietal and structure from a minimum of 6 months up to a maximum of around 36 months, however only the best grapes find their way to the bottle in the spirit of a truly artisanal quality organic product. It is the hand of Mother Nature that leads us the way and we strive to keep standards high even if this might mean keeping yields lower in certain years.