The name, which has never changed, it comes from a historical place, where we find Carpineta (an area with trees with silver backed leaves characteristic of this area) and Fontalpino (the fount with the pine trees of Montaperti). Two noteworthy places of the municipal where it is situated.
The Winery is located in the heart of Tuscany, close to the splendid SIENA in the historic town of Castelnuovo Berardenga.
It develops in the area of Montaperti, theater of the mythical battle between Siena and Florence, which took place in the 4th September 1260.
His historicity is also remembered by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy:
"The Sorrow and the Great Scum That Made the Arbia Colored in Red"
and it is remembered by the Senesi who proudly still remember the victory over the rival Florence.
The surrounding area is rich in history, legends and love. It sends to those who are fortunate to visit her strong emotions and unforgettable atmosphere.
We have the honor and the privilege of living here, and we try to keep the landscape and traditions unaltered.
We manage the business which our parents started, working constantly, with the knowledge that working the earth...to whom with effort and commitment (it is not by coincidence that the name of our best know wine is called " Do ut des" "I give to the earth and I receive from the earth")
We are proud to be part of such a generous area, which never ceases to surprise.
The owners are brother and sister Gioia and Filippo Cresti, assisted by faithful colleagues.
Gioia is the oenologist and is responsible for all the production phases, from wine making to the aging, choosing the best grapes and bestowing to the whole production her own personal style.
Filippo is mainly involved in the productive part and organization of the countryside and also the commercial and marketing development side of the business.
The property extends to about 80 hectares and presents various cultivar.
The area planted with vines extends to about 28 hectares of specialized vines, sub-divided into grape types of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other experimental vines (Petit Verdot, Alicante etc).
The production areas are Chianti Classico and Colle Senesi.
The terrain is composed of a mixed clay sand, supported by a good rocky layer and are at an altitude ranging from 230 and 380 metres above sea level.
The wines have a variable density per hectare and range from 2600 plants/Ha and a maximum of 6600 plants/Ha.
The vines are grown in spurred cordon and simple Guyot style.
The average age of the vines is about 22 years.
The oldest vines are about 40 years old and the youngest 5.