Tenuta di Arceno
When wine entrepreneur Jess Jackson and Vigneron Pierre Seillan first visited Tenuta di Arceno in 1994, they immediately recognized the potential of this historic estate. Located at the southern end of the Chianti Classico, it stretches over 1000 hectares, of which 90 are vineyards and 50 hectares olive trees. The climate is typically Mediterranean, characterized by hot winds from the South and from the cool breezes that blow from the mountains of northern regions.
The estate lies at altitudes between 300 and 500 metres above sea level, has 10 different microclimates, confirming a high diversity of soils, consisting of rock, sand, clay, sandstone, basalt, and schist. Close to the river embankments the soil is characterized by sediment while at higher altitudes the soil is extremely Rocky. When replanting the vineyards we developed detailed soil, topographical and climatic maps to gain a full understanding of the intricacies of our terrain. To accommodate the complexity of the site we subdivided the vineyards into 63 individual micro-crus. Each micro-cru features varieties, clones, rootstocks and viticultural practices best suited to its terroir.