The Azienda Agricola Castello di Radda stands on the hill to the east of the village of Radda in Chianti, below the castle of Volpaia.
The southeast to southwest-facing vineyards stand on pebbly, medium-textured clay and limestone soil that is particularly suitable for the cultivation of Sangiovese and Canaiolo.
In 2003, the Beretta family purchased the property to expand their wine interests, which already included Lo Sparviere, the long-established Franciacorta-based family estate which makes superb classic method Franciacorta sparkling wines. The Berettas’ project for Castello di Radda hinged on improving quality from the 45 hectares under vine and the construction of a large winemaking cellar to plans by the architect Spartaco Mori.
Profound respect for the territory and its people led to the creation of a low environmental and energy impact underground cellar carved out of the living rock.
The unfaced stone façades, the elegant tasting room in a contemporary Italian idiom, the meticulously tended gardens, the imposingly located Florentine gazebo and the broad portico welcome visitors to a relaxing wine-focused space.