The Aiola castle has been known since the Middle-Ages being one of the most important Sienese strongholds in Chianti. It was destroyed in 1554 by the Florentines allied with the French troops and was rebuilt as a villa during the Renaissance but many features of the ancient military castle as the moat (now empty) and the drawbridge are still clearly visible.
In the 1930s Senator Giovanni Malagodi fell in love with these sweet hills, with the charming history of the Castle and the good exposure of the vineyards and bought the large estate with several farm-houses scattered all over the property, building along the years a large and functional cellar to produce Chianti Classico joining the traditional wine-making process together the most advanced and refined techniques. The Fattoria della Aiola property stretches to about 250 acres between specialized vineyards, olive trees and secular oak and chestnut woods and is now producing about 300.000 bottles of premium wines every year.
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