The climate is continental but temperatures do not fluctuate abruptly or substantially. The slopes of the hills are often steep and the soil, which is stony and shallow, is composed prevalently of sandstone at higher altitudes and of calcareous clay at lower levels. Because of the characteristics of the climate, soil and altitude, Chianti Classico is particularly suited to the production of premium wines.
La Doccia sits500 meters (1640 feet) above sea level.
The surface of the vineyards is 1,30 hectars (3,2 acres).
70 quintals (54 qiuntals per hectar) which give 50 hectoliters of wine, but only the best 25 hectoliters (about 3500 bottles) are bottled as Chianti Classico Riserva.
La Doccia is situated in Tuscany, between Florence and Siena, in the heart of Chianti Classico region.
La Doccia is property of the Cinuzzi Pancani family from its distant origins. The family has made wine at La Doccia since the XV Century! But the wine has only been bottled since 1990.
La Doccia is situated in the immediate proximities of the Castle of Lamole, small suburb strengthened of medieval epoch, whose tower, that dominates the ample valley of the Greve river, was used for the sighting of the Florentine armies during the long battles between Florence and Siena.
With a suggestive walk departing from La Doccia, following an ancient road of Roman epoch between thick woods of oaks and chestnut trees, you can reach the summit of the S. Michele Mountain, from whose you can see the ample valleys of the Chianti and the Valdarno.