Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute
Tenute del Cabreo
Tenute del Cabreo
The origin of Supertuscan

The territory

Tenute del Cabreo extends over two areas within the municipality of Greve in Chianti: Zano located between Greve in Chianti and the historic village of Montefioralle and Casa di Sala in Panzano in Chianti on the highest hills of the Chianti Classico area. Soils rich in gravels and marls deriving from the Pliocene epoch for the Zano estate and white clays and schist rocks (galestro) in Panzano in Chianti characterise the elegance, longevity and complexity of the grapes grown in these lands.

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In the early 1970s Ambrogio and Giovanni, after careful observation of French viticulture, selected clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which, together with the native Sangiovese, they used for the production of Supertuscan Cabreo. The Chardonnay and Pinot noir grapes, on the other hand, were better suited to the Panzano area where, higher altitudes and soils rich in calcareous clay recalled the renowned Burgundy terroir.

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The Estate

Purchased by Nino Folonari, Giovanni’s grandfather, in 1967, the Zano estate covers about 60 hectares, 45 of which are planted with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and the other ones are woods or rural settlements; two of these have been redeveloped by the Folonari family transforming them into two high-level hospitality facilities: Borgo del Cabreo and Relais La Pietra. The estate also houses the wine cellar and the historic Cabreo barrel room. About 15 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot noir grapes are grown on Casa di Sala in Panzano in Chianti.

The wines of Tenute del Cabreo

For over forty years, the Supertuscans wine of Tenute del Cabreo have surprised with their character and elegance. La Pietra, Chardonnay Toscana IGT, Black, Pinot Nero Toscana IGT, represent the Burgundian style in Tuscany by assimilating the peculiarities of the Terroir. Cabreo Il Borgo has been exciting since 1982 with its historic blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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In the heart of the Chianti Classico area, surrounded by the vineyards and olive groves of Tenute del Cabreo, the two charming relais, Borgo del Cabreo and La Pietra del Cabreo, are oases of quiet where you can enjoy a holiday in total relaxation, but also the perfect place to discover Tuscany and its wonders.

The charming relais Borgo del Cabreo, is a small village on the top of a hill, characterised by modern and elegant rooms furnished with refined materials, the result of the careful and meticulous renovation commissioned by the Folonari family.

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The charming relais Pietra del Cabreo is an ancient rural settlement just restored in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, characterised by modern and elegant rooms furnished with refined materials that welcomes its guests in a warm and enchanting atmosphere.

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