Palazzo Vecchio, Toscana
In the fourteenth century, Palazzo Vecchio and the surrounding lands, worked by a brotherhood of peasant monks, were owned by the “Ospedale degli Innocenti” of Florence.
Palazzo Vecchio became the property of the Casagli family in the eighteenth century. In the early years of the twentieth century Palazzo Vecchio was purchased by the Istituto Tecnico Agrario Angelo Vegni delle Capezzine, later becoming the property of Count Riccardo Zorzi in 1952. In 1982 the farm took the name Fattoria di Palazzo Vecchio and the new owners opened to new initiatives, putting in place a project to produce and market Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Standing at an altitude of 350 mt it boasts a splendid all round view which embraces both Montepulciano and Cortona. This elevated position ensures a ventilated climate in the surrounding vineyards, a natural defence against the classic vines' diseases. At present the farming estate consists of a cultivation area of 85 hectares, 25 of which are vineyards reserved for the production of Vino Nobile.
The basic idea is to craft wines that are able to express the uniqueness of their place of origin without loosing the roots of tradition
Marco Sbernardori and his wife Alessandra Zorzi manages this wonderful estates with relentless devotion.