The acquisition of Castello di Meleto is one of the most interesting case histories in the Italian wine scene. We are in 1968 and Comm. Gianni Mazzocchi, president of Editoriale Domus (Quattrosoldi and Quattroruote), set up a joint stock company after having launched a public subscription in a magazine to acquire a property in Maremma.
The thing is so successful that part of the historic Ricasoli estate, including Meleto, is also purchased. An important work of agrarian transformation and restructuring of the farmhouses will follow, until the present physiognomy is reached.
Today the Viticola Toscana (this is the name of the company), is taken as an example of organizational efficiency, a company that has been able to positively change the destiny of this Chianti land border, placed at the limits of what were the Republics of Siena and of Florence.
Castello di Meleto pictures