The “Tenute Calì” wine group is the fruit of our family’s passion for agriculture, good wine and outstanding products. It is the result of our ambition to continuously improve quality through experience obtained from harvest to harvest.
In 1981, fascinated by its beauty and history, we bought one of the most ancient and noble Chianti Classico estates: Rocca di Castagnoli in Gaiole in Chianti. A farm that first belonged to the Tempi family, who enlarged it in 1730, then to Baron Ricasoli until the ‘50s. With this first acquisition, we began to implement our company mission: to create unique wines that are recognizable by their typical characteristics and respect for the surrounding area.
A few years later, in 2004, we decided to return to the place where our surname has its roots, Sicily, to one of the most artistic and suitable wine areas, thanks to its beautiful Baroque heritage and to the generosity of its land. The Graffetta estate is located between Noto and Modica, home to the Baroque style and Nero d’Avola. “We were born as farmers and vine growers who know the land and the local area. Love for the land and work in the vineyard has been part of our lives for generations. Experience, dedication over the years and hard work then taught us the art of wine-making.”
Proud of the work done so far, we decided to extend our presence in Tuscany and in 2005 we bought Poggio Maestrino in the Municipality of Magliano on the Maremma Coast, after falling in love with the beauty of the coast and the excellent quality of Morellino di Scansano. With this same passion we have continued the hard work of the wine-growers for almost forty years, captivated by the beauty and charm that only wine areas can boast.
92 James Suckling - Yum. Vivid and fresh with a plum and cherry character, as well as citrus and watermelon undertones. Full body, silky and polished tannins and a long, beautiful finish. Shows grace and attraction. Drink or hold.
93 Wine Spectator -A broad yet supple red, this displays pure cherry flavors, with underbrush, earth and wild herb accents. Tips toward the astringent side in the balance, maintaining a beam of fruit on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2035.
93 Vinous - The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva is another compelling wine from Capraia. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, new leather, licorice, chocolate, spice and menthol infuse the 2016 with striking breadth, texture and creaminess. Powerful and also mysterious, with much still left to be said, Capraia's 2015 Riserva is simply fabulous. Don't miss it!