Le Calvane is located in the heart of Tuscany perched atop the hills of the Montagnana Val di Pesa, 20 kilometers south of Florence. The first historical records of Le Calvane date back to 1135 when the Florentines seized the neighboring Castle of Montegufoni and took possession of the surrounding property including the grounds of Le Calvane. Wine production began at Le Calvane in 1427 and continued for centuries through the hands of various noble winemakers, including most recently Vittorio Fiore, the renowned Italian winemaker. In 2011, a small group of international entrepreneurs, passionate about preserving the rich history and tradition of Le Calvane purchased the property. The new owners rehired Vittorio Fiore and began a strategic process of replanting many acres, using primarily Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines to augment the Estates offerings, which also hosts an olive grove that produces an outstanding olive oil, currently used by some of the most discerning chefs around the world. Le Calvane wines are carefully produced with hand-picked grapes harvested from some of the finest vines in the Chianti region, with most vintages aged in oak barrels to perfection. The wines embody the true spirit of Tuscany; innovative in simplicity, genuine by tradition and rich in historical significance. The Estate currently produces very high quality Chianti, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Rosé blends.