Podere Il Palazzino, owned by Alessandro and Andrea Sderci, is located in Monti in Chianti, 20 km northeast of Siena, in the southern part of Chianti near Gaiole. The estate is part of a network of farms and of country residences built or restored in the eighteenth century during the land reform enacted by Leopold Hapsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany.The Sderci family became owners of the estate in the mid nineteenth century. But wine started being produced and sold more recently, at the beginning of the 1970s, when Alessandro and Andrea took over the management and the first vineyards were planted.Il Palazzino is an estate with a traditional style, but with an organic approach to viticulture. Also the wines are traditional with an organic approach. This traditional style is reflected in the flag wine, Chianti Classico Grosso Sanese, which started being made as a supertuscan, but that was then produced as a Chianti Classico. Our job is to make Chianti Classico Alessandro Sderci tells us.Edoardo, Alessandros son, works in the vineyards and Valentina, his daughter, works in the office together with Claudia, the daughter of Andrea.Natural viticulture has been followed for many years and the estate is now in the conversion phase to be certified organic.The 15 hectares of vineyards have been replanted with disease resistant clones, all Sangiovese except for Canaiolo Nero that was planted in a vineyard of Casina Girasole.Apart from Chianti Classico, the estate makes a Vin Santo del Chianti and three IGT/proprietary wines: Rosso del Palazzino (95% Sangiovese, 5% other indigenous red berry varietals), Bertinga (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot) and Stagi (100% Colorino).