San Leonino is a winery set in a picturesque landscape, whose vineyards next to the winery benefit from a perfect southern to southeastern exposure. In such an important context, our commitment focuses on the search for the traditions and authentic nature of this land.
This is why we have created our “Al Limite” vintage Chianti Classico in 2016, 100% Sangiovese, alongside the historic Riserva “Monsenese”, another monovarietal wine.
The San Leonino Farm has been producing wine since the parish church it gets its name from, and to which it belongs, became part of the Lega del Chianti.
The church of San Leonino in Conio (the land attached to the church) is mentioned in several documents, the first of which date from 1043, 1076 and 1077. In those days, it came under the Diocese of Fiesole, but being on the border between Florence, Siena and Volterra, it was constantly being fought over to gain control of the area. But as well as being attached to the town and situated in a strategic area, on a hill where the Staggia stream and the Gena ditch provide water, the farm enjoyed a flourishing economy, as shown by the tithes paid between 1275 and 1300.
At the end of all the territorial conflicts between Florence and Siena, the church finally came under the Florentine state and became one of the strongholds of the Lega del Chianti, as can be seen in the 1384 statute.