Since it was founded in 1992, Palladio wines have received numerous accolades as Best Buys from food and wine journalists. With its stylish packaging, extreme versatility and value-oriented pricing, Palladio allows the American wine drinker to enjoy the best quality wines from Chianti and Montalcino every day. World-renowned oenologist Alberto Antonini’s involvement and direction serves as a guarantee that these wines are produced to be true expressions of each appellation and stand out in highly competitive categories.
Location of Vineyard
Grapes that produce Palladio wines are grown in the Montalbano district near the historical cities of Florence and Siena. Vineyards thrive in this area. The soil is composed mostly of clay schists, commonly called galestri, which are rich in structure and poor in organic substances. The local climate, usually a mild winter, rainy spring, hot summer and temperate autumn, is perfect for the maturation of grapes. Even in winter, rainy periods usually alternate with crisp, sunny days. Snowfall is rare and when it does occur, it melts quickly.
At Palladio, quality winemaking begins in the vineyard where management is constant and procedures such as vine-trimming, green pruning and leaf removal all ensure superior grape quality. The winery is equipped with the most technologically advanced equipment, including horizontal, air-pumped presses, vacuum filtration and temperature-controlled fermentation, although the greatest emphasis is placed on the selection of quality fruit at harvest.