Castello di Volpaia by Mick Rock



Title

Castello di Volpaia

Artist

Mick Rock

Ref GM1840
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 32" x 8" (81 x 20 cm)
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Description  
This photograph depicts Castello di Volpaia which is a winery located in the medieval village of Volpaia. The Estate is more than 900 acres (360 ha) divided between vineyards, olive groves and woods. The winery is fully devoted to Organic Farming techniques for producing extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and wine, in particular Chianti Classico. The village of Volpaia is sited on a hilltop just north of the town of Radda in Chianti, 2,024 feet (617 m) above the sea level, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Volpaia was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence-Siena border. Unlike Brolio, Meleto and other Chianti-area castles, Volpaia is a terra murata, a walled village. Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia one of the best-preserved villages of its period.