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In 2003, after his beginnings as a wine producer at the Tenuta di Prima Pietra in Riparbella in the upper Maremma, Massimo Ferragamo created his quintessential Tuscany, composed of vineyards, guests to be welcomed as friends, beautiful artistry and nights bursting with stars. Today, Castiglion del Bosco is all of this and beyond.

Castiglion del Bosco has two separate vineyard sites, the 20-hectare Gauggiole vineyard, just beneath the Borgo, and Capanna, of 42 hectares. The latter is ‘The Vineyard’ of the estate, a single parcel that winds along the ridge of the hill like an enormous river of green. Capanna faces southwest, at elevations that begin at 350 metres and reach 450. ‘The Vineyard’, registered exclusively to Brunello production, is subdivided into separate parcels, beginning with the top of the hill, which is called Campo del Drago, and extending down to the foot of the slope. Gauggiole vineyard, on the northern side of the estate, is mainly dedicated to the production of Rosso di Montalcino.

Only Sangiovese grapes are planted in Castiglion del Bosco and the whole range of wines produced is inspired to the great appellations of the territory, from the pleasant Rosso di Montalcino to the great classic Brunello, showcased in three different interpretations. In fact, next to the traditional Brunello di Montalcino, Castiglion del Bosco also produces a sumptuous single vineyard called Campo del Drago and a Brunello Riserva named Millecento, which means 1100. This is the year the old "Castiglione" (Castle) was founded. These wines are made only in great vintages.