Italy, Tuscany, Chianti
Vino Sorelli dates back to the early 1900s, when great-grandfather Angiolo, originally a farming "broker”, made the decision to specialize in wine distribution. His son, Gesualdo, joined him in this venture and ever since, the Sorelli family's holdings and expertise in the world of wine has been passed down from one generation to the next.
The family built strong ties with local producers right from the start. Wine was collected directly from farmers and delivered to customers in characteristic “demijohns”, containers made of blown glass covered in woven wood with side handles for transportation. Gesualdo then set up the first hand-bottling cellar and began the direct sale of Chianti wine, in the iconic Tuscan container, “il fiasco” - the flask.
Roberto and Libero, Gesualdo’s sons, took on the family business with enthusiasm and in the 1990s, they obtained the historic vineyards of Castello Uzzano located in Greve, the heart and capital of Chianti Classico and Fattoria Petriolo which has been producing wine since the 19th century. Most recently the Sorellis acquired Azienda Agricola Belsedere, a property set in the Orcia production area that produced its first vintage in 2006 from 15 hectares of recently planted vineyards.
|Wine||Varietals||Vine Age||Soil Type||Farming Type|
|Sorelli Chianti||Sangiovese field blend||Clay limestone, shale||"Integrata"|
|Castello di Uzzano (Chainti Classico)||Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo nero 5%, Colorino 5%.||Clay limestone, shale||"Integrata"|