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Il Torriano agricultural holdings is made of two separate entities at the very north of the Chianti Classico area: "Il Torriano", located near the small village of Montefirdolfi, and "La Sala", located near Sorripa. In this geographical area, the land has quite homogeneous, deep, clay-rich and with an alluvial soil. Rocks, commonly called Alberese, are mostly made of limescale with a cone like fracture dating back to the eocenic age. Vineyards belonging to La Sala are on gentle and well exposed hills, and soil texture level is quite fine. The Torriano's soil is slightly reddish and with a higher concentration of clay. Thanks to these different characteristics, the vineyards of La Sala produce a wine which is elegant and fresh while those of Il Torriano are more structured and with an intense colour. The reciprocity of these two different microclimates creates wines which have a strong territorial identity and balance even when there large differences between years.

La Sala’s history dates back to 1260, under the name of Grande Terra Murata, owned by the Giandonati noble family. In 1534, the estate belonged to the Grand Duke of Tuscany Alessandro De’Medici and finally to the Corsini family. Between 1981 and 2014, Laura Baronti owned the property Together with Gabriella Tani, the oenologist, Laura helped La Sala to become one of the most prominent wine companies of the Chianti Classico.
In 2014 Francesco Rossi Ferrini created wine and olive oil of superior quality in the beautiful area of San Casciano Val di Pesa in Tuscany. He already owned the Il Torriano farm with its renowned Merlot and Sangiovese vineyards. The new estate has several fields at different altitudes and types of sun exposure: this guarantees excellent harvests even in toughest years. Today, over 70 hectares (173 acres), belong to La Sala, of which 32 (79 acres) are dedicated to vines, 27.6 (68 acres) of these are part of the Chianti Classico. The vineyards have altitudes between 150 and 350 meters above sea level.
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