- Region : Tuscany
- Website : https://www.adegliazzoni.eu
Avogadro from a great past ... toward a great future! During the first years of the past century the Counts Degli Azzoni Avogadro, lovers of the Tuscan countryside and landscape,...
Avogadro from a great past ... toward a great future! During the first years of the past century the Counts Degli Azzoni Avogadro, lovers of the Tuscan countryside and landscape, left Veneto and moved to La Rotta, a small village on the Arno river, between Florence and Pisa. In this land rich of agricultural and wine traditions, Count Aldobrandino began that to cultivate the fertile plain with crops and vegetables, while the hills were destined to viticulture. Even today, the wine production is the main activity of the company. Following the path defined by his father, Conte Roberto made big changes running the company, starting a slow and gradual transformation of the territory. As first step he wanted to ensure diversification on traditional crops: he introduced, for example, the poplar farming and established a reserve with a pheasant breeding. The knowledge and the passion for the soil are handed down through generations and the company still maintains a mixed production and a very traditional approach. In the same time it is open and oriented to new experiments: today, in fact, Count Aldobrando, the nephew of Conte Aldobrandino, is cultivating along with the classic crops some new vegetable and aromatic crops as parsley, rocket, spinach, pumpkin and bean. The total estate consists of 285 hectares, where 18 are cultivated with vineyards. The old vineyard of Sangiovese along with the Merlot and Syrah are blended in the classic Chianti. The structure comes from the first, while the freshness and the aromas are guarantee from the others two. The Vermentino and the Pinot Grigio are the white varieties togheter with Trebbiano that gives the famous Vin Santo.