Castello della Paneretta is located in the Chianti Classico area just south of Florence on the western slopes of Monsanto that overlook the Val d'Elsa. Monsanto is considered the most desirable land within the Chianti Classico appellation. The Castle was built in 1260 and there are records dating back to 1596 attesting that wine was in production. With its 309 hectares Paneretta is one of the largest farms in the area. It annually produces 900 hectoliters of Chianti Classico and Igt from its 22 hectares of vineyards. Fabio Albisetti, Castello di Paneretta’s current custodian, purchased the castle in 1984 and decided to fulfil his dream and start producing Tuscan wine. Paneretta exclusively cultivate native varietals Sangiovese and Canaiolo believing these local varietals unquestionably represent local tradition and expression of Terroir.