Collection: Ghiaccio Forte

Tuscany, Italy

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Castello Romitorio’s second estate, Ghiaccio Forte, is named for the 6th century Etruscan fortified city whose ruins the estate sits next to. Its vineyards, which are located on the slopes of Monte Amiata in Southern Scansano, were acquired by the Chia family in 1999. They began cultivating traditional varietals as well as international ones like Petit Verdot and Syrah, aided by the influences of the Albegna River and nearby Mediterranean sea.

The oldest soils on the estate sit at around 200 meters. They primarily consist of Pliocene gravel and red earth which makes them especially suitable for the Sangiovese that goes into Ghiaccio Forte’s flagship Morellino di Scansano. This unoaked 100% Sangiovese wine ferments in stainless steel tanks, allowing two weeks of skin contact.