Le Fonti

Tuscany, Italy

Le Fonti is a small boutique winery producing about 40-50,000 bottles a year. Since 1994 Le Fonti has been in the hands of the Schmitt-Vitali family. From harvest to the final blend, they depend on family manpower and sophisticated taste.


The Vineyards

Le Fonti’s vineyards are situated just below the village of Panzano, resembling a horseshoe shape around the winery. Since 1994 all the vineyards have been replanted with selected rootstocks and plants adapted to the area, elevation and soil type.

The vineyards are farmed sustainably to protect the integrity of the environment. "Our vineyards and olive groves are certified organic through the ICEA. We strongly believe that a great wine starts in the vineyard and thus take meticulous care of our vines and select only the best grapes for the cellar."

The vines are planted on a mixed soil of gravel, schist, limestone, sand and clay – a soil mixture also known as Galestro. The composition of soil differs throughout the property with the vines planted to use this to their best advantage.

The majority of the vines are Sangiovese (85%), with the remainder equally divided between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Exceptional Wines

Halfway between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, lies the small village of Panzano. Just below the village church, at 450 m above sea level, is the Fattoria Le Fonti. It extends over 15 hectares (37 acres); 9 hectares (23 acres) are vineyards and the rest olive groves.

"The roots of a great wine are found in the vineyard and we strive to keep them in balance by farming sustainably (organic). Thanks to our relatively small size we can follow the production with great care: only the best grapes arrive in the cellar and only the best selections are bottled in the end."

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