Podere was the ancient tuscan word used to identify a farm. The Losi family, initially, was not the owner of the farms that they now hold.
The Querciavalle farm, acquired in 1954 with the establishment of the company, covers 35 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, arable land and woods on the hills of Chianti, in the Castelnuovo Berardenga municipality. The vineyards extend over 12 hectars and are located in what has always been known as “wine-land”, because it’s well exposed to the sun and with an excellent ground composition for vine growing. The soil is characterized by clayey substances and stones of limestone and marl. Five of the twelve hectares of Querciavalle farm have a particular shell shape, reminiscent of the famous Il Campo square, in Siena. Today, these vineyards fall within the Chianti Classico DOCG, and constitute the Losi Family historical productive area.
The Pontignanello farm, acquired in 1998, already bordering on the Querciavalle farm, covers 15 hectares, consisting of vineyards mostly of Sangiovese and the remainder of Canaiolo and olive groves. It is in the heart of an area with an interesting micro-climate for vine cultivation. The land on which the vineyards grow is open and sunny and the soil is characterized by a tough clay composition and richness of shallow stones from marl-alberese sandstones, which are extremely suitable for this purpose. The vineyards of this farm produce Pontignanello Chianti Classico DOCG, a very elegant and longevous wine.