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Castello di Bossi

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Italy

Castello di Bossi is located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga. The name Bossi is apparently linked to the money chest which the Roman army would carry to its encampments to pay the soldiers; the word probably refers to boxwood, a rare and prized wood at the time, which was used to make these chests. Local inscriptions that date back to the 1st century AD, indicate that there was a Roman settlement on this site.
The Bacci family, owners of Castello di Bossi, have worked tirelessly to modernize production methods and improve vineyard management practices.
Today the estate covers 650 hectares, of which 124 are under vine, mostly planted with Sangiovese, along with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The Bordeaux varietals were planted over forty years ago, and were among the first in the Chianti Classico zone.
By employing the most modern viticultural practices, this estate aims to harvest the best quality fruit year after year, to ensure that the wines express the character of the terroir and of the individual grape varieties.