Johannes and Kathrin Davaz
There are eighteen contiguous hectares of sloping schistose-clay vineyards that are among the highest in Chianti, and perfectly sheltered from the Tramontane (north wind) by the surrounding oak forest. Alessandro Masnaghetti, the brilliant taster, journalist, and publisher of Enogea, believes that Poggio al Sole is one of the top three vineyard sites in Chianti Classico. Documents in the archives of the nearby abbey of Badia a Passignano, which owned Poggio al Sole until the 1960s, claim that olives and wine were produced there as early as the 12th century. Johannes “Giovanni” Davaz who came from the Bündner Herrschaft in Switzerland where his family has grown wine for generations, was a newly minted enologist when his family bought the estate and he moved there in 1990.
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