Gregorina is situated in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Municipality of Castrocaro-Terra del Sole, or ‘land of the sun’.
Terra del Sole is a small hamlet founded in the XVI century by the Medici, the famed Florentine dynasty, as the administrative and judicial headquarters of their properties in Romagna. The Medici mark is not the only thing this area has in common with Tuscany. There are profound similarities between the two hilly landscapes and both areas boast similar cultivations: stretches of sunflowers, olive groves and vineyards, Sangiovese in particular.
Gregorina gets its name from a company-owned farmhouse called ‘Gregorine’ that’s nestled amidst 40 hectares of hillside vineyards. The soil is clay-limestone and the climate is kept mild by the nearby Adriatic sea. Late summer rains are scarce, so the grapes enjoy excellent conditions for ripening until the end of September, allowing them to build up a high concentration of sugars and smooth tannins.
In 2000, with the expansion of this land to its current size and the progressive renewal of its vines, the company decided to launch production using its own brand. This decision was fostered by Le Tenute di Genagricola’s ample enological experience and the territory’s unique characteristics. Sangiovese Superiore di Gregorina was born from this decision: a delightfully fresh yet full bodied wine that is a ‘concentrate of excellence’ providing glamour and nobility to the Sangiovese. Sangiovese Riserva “I Fondi’ is a step-up in complexity from a selection of the best, hill-side vineyards and prolonged oak ageing.
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