Situated 5 km from the center of Siena, la Torre alle Tolfe is a 100
hectares farm that traces its name back to the VIII century when was
built as a watchtower for the defence of Siena.
The first written records of winemaking on the estate date back to 1316.
The Castelli history on the estate dates to the 1950s and now, Mania
and Giotto are living on the estate and they represent the fourth
We’re situated at 300 meters above the sea level on a marine deposit
form Paleocene, that’s why our soils are mostly sandy.
We’re Organic since 2004 but we’re also part of the Vinnatur, Vignaioli
dipendenti and Diversity Bio association to achieving the maximum
expression of biodiversity and authenticity in the vineyards like in the
Winemaking is the responsibility of Giacomo Mastretta.
Under his expert guidance we currently produce six wines: Chianti Colli
Senesi, Chianti CS Riserva, Rosato Lunella, Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo and
We choose to vinify each of our 4 traditional grape varieties separately,
which allows us to offer the unique opportunity to taste these varietals
pure, as well as in blends in some of our Chianti wines.
The 13 ha of vineyards are managed also from Mania Castelli and our
agronomist Stefano Amadeo, that are striving to work with nature and
the climate to produce abundant, organically grown grapes, with zero
impact on the land and its natural biodiversity.
Our aim is to minimize as far as possible the use of technology and
chemicals: these are seen more as a limitation than a help,
standardizing the wines instead of letting their particularities and unique
We’re using soils, entomologic and botanic analysis instead, to
understand our vineyards and the ecosystem that we’re surrounded by.
To help and get help from every single living being.