THE LAMOLE DI LAMOLE WINERY
Since the 1800s, Lamole has been recognized as one of the “cradles” of fine Chianti. The production potential of Lamole, now a hamlet of Greve in Chianti, was first discovered by the Romans, who established vineyards and olive groves on the high fertile hills. Over the centuries, the valley’s wine production became so important that Lamole was protected by a castle built by the Florentine Gherardini family in 1350. The castle’s extensive ruins can still be seen today, and its former cellars are now the location of our winery.
In the past century, as many villagers left the valley heights for industrialized towns below, small groups of dedicated artisans and farmers have tended and carefully restored ancient terraces and vines with meticulous attention to the integrity of the natural environment and the landscape. This “Lamole method” – continues today in the progressive organic conversion of the Lamole di Lamole vineyards, allowing us to continue producing wines that capture rustic heartiness and timeless character. These masterpieces of Chianti Classico pair beautifully with the most flavorful of traditional Italian cooking and inspire the gourmet spirit.