From Greve, on the valley floor, it is about ten kilometres through a beech, oak and conifer wood to the village of Lamole, where you can admire a breathtaking panorama and witness the most likely origin of its name, derived from the characteristic “blades” (lame) of land, gullies carved out by the elements over the course of thousands of years.
The soil of these “blades” is mainly the typical Chianti macigno, composed of alberese and galestro, which is rich in manganese and iron but very permeable. Consequently, vines must seek water deep below the surface, assimilating many minerals in the process. The Lamole di Lamole vineyards occupy south-facing plots at various altitudes between 350 and 550 metres above sea level and are among the most scenic and evocative spots in the entire village. The current cellar is next to the oldest vineyard, which was planted on 20 March 1945. It is home to a huge number of clones, which form a veritable ampelographic treasure trove. They include many subvarieties of sangiovese, now forgotten but once grown alongside the R-10 clone that is currently among the most prized and widespread in the whole of Chianti.
The estate grows the native Chianti grape varieties (sangiovese, canaiolo, malvasia nera and trebbiano toscano, the latter reserved for its Vinsanto) and several international ones, such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and alicante.