Castello di Starda
Its origin is around 1000 DC when probably it was founded by Conti Guidi, with the typical structure of an ancient fortified medieval village. In the 1941, after several different inheritances, Starda went to Malaspina Santarelli, a noble family who bought all the properties and the houses and gave life to “Fattoria Castello di Starda”.
Other than being an architectural “jewel” of the Chianti Classical region, Starda has 8 hectares of vineyards and produces a Chianti Classico DOCG wine, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Vin Santo, and Grappa; all with the brand of Malaspina, in honor of the ancient aristocratic family who lived there. The basis of success of Tuscan wines is the indigenous Sangiovese grape. It produces the great Chianti Classico wine. It is therefore our philosophy to maximize the big potential of this classical Sangiovese grape and its modern clones, without neglecting the traditions of the Chianti Classico region.