The Gretole estate is located in Castellina in Chianti, the picturesque Renaissance town in the Siena province. The estate boasts a charming stone villa and 110 hectares of land, almost entirely dedicated to the production of Ruffino’s flagship wine: Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Riserva.

Gretole is the estate where all of Ruffino's Chianti Classico is produced.

The villa has undergone an interesting restoration. In addition to being the typical example of noble country architecture, rustic and elegant at the same time, Gretole is a model of perfect integration with the landscape as the stone with which the walls are built is taken directly from the surrounding land. The estate is an example of sustainable construction that was ahead of its time.

Tenuta Gretole, Tuscan Wines Production Ruffino

The name “Gretole” refers to the crumbly galestro, the typical gray rock in the Chianti Classico wine region, which instills an unmistakable flavor in Sangiovese and other grape varieties.

The Gretole estate stands for its moderation and restraint. The property is surrounded by vineyards and the rolling Chianti hills that afford breathtaking scenery, typical of this part of Tuscany, which deserve to be visited at least once in your life.

Total hectares

285, 110 under vine

Grape varieties

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Vineyard features

Rolling hills; arid and rocky terrain, rich in marl and galestro. Stable climate with long, dry summers, leading to perfect ripening year after year.

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