UGA – Montefioralle

UGA Montefioralle, the second smallest in Chianti Classico, develops along the left bank of the Greve river, in particular along the eastern side of the ridge that joins Mercatale to Val di Pesa, to the north, and Panzano, to the south.

The village of Montefioralle serves as a geographical reference for the area it stands out south of the Norro del Becherale and the Borro della Paurosa. In this area the vineyards grow at higher altitudes than what happens in the rest of the territory and on slopes that are often terraced, where there is also a good presence of olive trees to characterize the landscape.
North of the two ravines described above the landscape is slightly different: the vineyard is in fact distributed along gentler slopes, and this allows the increase in the size of the vineyard plots and, consequently, the size of the wineries operating here.
In the northernmost area, with exposures that are on average cooler and
a more significant forest presence, the altitudes they also reach 400 meters above sea level.
As for geology, except for some areas with Shales shale and Sillano Formation, in most of the UGA area Montefioralle there are only two geological formations: Pietraforte and Alberese. The latter is the most important in terms of extension vineyards, although with notable soil differences: very stony soils in the medium-high range of the hills and more clayey in the medium-low range.
The UGA Montefioralle has an extension of approximately 1545 hectares, with 250 hectares of vineyards (16.2%) and 170 hectares of olive groves (11%).