Le Chiuse

Le Chiuse played a key role in the vineyard holdings of the legendary Biondi-Santi family since the late 18th century. Handed down, generation-to-generation the current owner, Simonetta Valiani is the great granddaughter of Ferruccio Biondi-Santi. Simonetta inherited the estate and decided to start producing wine under the Le Chiuse name in 1993 with the help of her husband, Nicolò Magnelli and their son, Lorenzo. Until then, the vineyards were rented to her uncle, Franco Biondi-Santi, which were at the time used for Biondi-Santi’s Riserva bottling.

The vineyards are planted with a form of Massal selection in order to maintain the genetic heritage of the estate. Budwood from 60-70 year old vines of the BS 11 Sangiovese clone, personally selected by Tancredi Biondi-Santi for these vineyards, is grafted onto American rootstock. To maintain the highest quality, yields are carefully controlled. The yields here are half that demanded by consorzio rules. The winery’s gravity-fed cellars are state-of-the-art.

Le Chiuse’s Lorenzo Magnelli takes you through the history of the property.

Current Selections

  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC

    Rosso di Montalcino DOC

    This 100% Sangiovese Grosso is planted to one hectare of 60-70 year old vines. The grapes are harvest by hand the first week of October. They are then ...

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  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

    Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

    On this 6ha vineyard, 15 year-old cordon spur-trained Sangiovese Grosso vines are planted at a density of 4,500 plants/ha. The grapes are harvested by ...

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  • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

    Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

    Terroir: On this 6ha vineyard, 15 year-old, cordon spur-trained Sangiovese Grosso vines are planted at a density of 4,500 plants/ha. Here, Sangiovese ...

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