At first glance €35 million ($36,5 million) for castle may sound too expensive…. But, when you meet all accompanying elements such as hunting grounds, wine growers and gardens, farm house and guest quarters, you might change your opinion
Built back in 1135, the medieval castle is touching four municipalities of the Tuscan countryside: Radicondoli, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Gerfalco, and Montecastelli.
The property covers a total area of 2000 hectares, in a form of two villas equipped with every comfort. The two villas are close but completely independent and surrounded by a lush garden of roses and medicinal plants. Continuing throughout the property is the commercial location called “Podere La Casetta” which also houses the guest quarters for guests staying during the days devoted to hunting in the reserve.
The territory is characterised by vineyards and small clearings nestled in the heart of the company and entirely surrounded by the turkey oak, holm oak and fir woods that are home to deer, fallow deer, roe deer, boars and mouflons.
The winemaking development of this company began in 2007 with a micro-environmental and pedologic study of the soils where trees were not growing where the vineyards that exist today could be planted. These factors oriented the choice of international grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
The farming activity is carried out in the heart of the Estate on the border of the Cornate and Fosini natural reserves and is nestled among the vineyards on the “La Casetta” farm house, the estate’s operational and management centre.
James Edition has the listing.