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Until the 1960s, the property had been subdivided into 16 separate farms for share-croppers. The property was reduced in this way into small fractions, pulverizing it, so as to assign to each of the sharecroppers equivalent lots. 
In the 1970s, the property was then subject to a regrouping of the original fractions and re-compositioning into the form that is found today. 

Now, the agricultural activities are focused on the management of the vineyards and the recovering of the areas previously neglected due to the difficulties to work them in the past, which now have been valorised and dedicated to the production of prestigious wines.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Total Property: 270 hectares
Vineyards: 16.5 hectares
Olives: 800 trees

VINEYARDS

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Vigneto Hectares Year Planted
Villa Prima 4,2 1971
Le Volpaie 2,5 1973
Magliolo 0,8 1980
Cortevecchia 0,4 1977
Casino 0,9 1980
Solatio 1,0 1980
Pian dei Campi 0,5 1977
Sabbione 1,2 1980
Bacherina 0,3 1979
Il Pozzo 1,1 1930-1954
(raised in the form of the “trees of Lamole)
Il Castello 1,4 1999
Casa Volpaie 0,2 2001 on restored terraces
Lama Piccola 0,15 2001 on restored terraces
Gambereto 1,5 2003 on restored terraces
Grospoli 1,2 2004 on restored terraces
La Lama 1,1 2004 on restored terraces
Croce di Bracciano 0,8 1991 experimental vineyards of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc at an elevation of 700 meters
 

Lamole nourishes you with fascinating colors that begin with the pale violets of the Irises at the beginning of May and combining with the yellow of the Italian Broom flowers at the end of spring, the brilliant green of the grape vines, the silvery green of the olive trees, the darker colors of the woods, and with the advancing of the year arrive the golden-red colors of autumn foliage in October in a sort of chromatic symphony.
But Lamole is the heart of the Chianti viticulture. Lamole has for centuries the fame of producing fine wines; 
Lamole has been and is still today synonymous of fine wines, rich of seductive fragrances.

THE TERRACES

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Up until 50 years ago, Lamole agriculture was characterised by an almost exasperated use of the available land. The very rigorous order of the cultivations on those terraces obtained with great fatigue obtained from the slopes of Mount San Michele.
If the farmers needed land, the stones always went forth, not force them away, the people used them to subdivide the fields and create terraces of even just a few meters wide.
This was the fruit of so much labour, because, those rocks, that had represented such a difficult obstacle, made into squared off stones and ordered in walls, became precious allies in the maturation of the grapes; They yield to the clusters of grapes hanging from the low vines, raised in the form of trees, the heat during the night that had been accumulated throughout the day.

Like with the work of a great Master, the chromatic symphony of the landscape is alongside that of the symphony of the aromas from Lamole's memorable grape harvests.
Started in 2003, the restoring of the terraces and the following planting of new vines, follows a avant-garde project that aims at reaching an optimal level of mechanization as well as maintaining untouched the typical landscape elements that, restored and valorised, become an integral part of the plan.
The stone structures retrun in this way to their fundamental role, besides their role in organising of the terrain, to realise the production of a very fine wine.
Like natural accumulators of heat, they furnish energy to the grape vines even after sunset, collaborating in a determined manner in the synthesis of the aromas.

The farm hands that 50 years ago faced off the stone of the Lamole with picks, passed each morning, before starting their work, to the wine canter, the Rock 

(“Il Roccia”) a wine flask . a daily ration - of wine. In that flask of wine, there was the necessary calories to be transformed in to muscular work. Today, the function of wine, forgetting the past energetic and even alimentary functions, is of a hedonistic cultural nature: drinking wine is often a subtle intellectual pleasure that create a particular syntony between the person tasting the wine and the environment that produced that wine.
Drinking wine that pays one’s senses signifies often a celebrating of a sort of evocative rite that reports in the mind of the drinker the landscape, the traditions, the history and the culture that produced it. 
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