Il Fitto Toscana

Outside the town of Cortona in southern Tuscany lies the agriturismo Il Fitto. Il Fitto is the name of the former owners of this farm.

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Edda Billi of the Il Fitto estate in Cortona, Tuscany

Il Fitto farm has been in the owners’ family since the 1800’s but it was not until 1970 that the first grape vines were planted. Il Fitto is comprised of 15 hectares but only six are for grape vines. The soils are made up of marl and a little clay while the vineyards sit on altitudes of up to 350 meters above sea level. Only estate grown hand harvested grapes are used in production. Minimal herbicides and pesticides are used in wine production

 

The annual production is less than 20,000 bottles and the specialty of the house is their Syrah D.O.C. Syrah has been a staple in Cortona for many years, way before anyone coined the term ‘super tuscan’, and the Il Fitto estate though making other wines excels in Syrah.