Two capons, three loaves of bread and six Luccan coins of good quality silver was the going rate in 1090 to rent the ‘divine valley’ vineyard in Castelnuovo Berardenga for one year. An old parchment scroll from Dievole was found in the Siena State Archives and tells the story of this estate’s origins, when this part of Chianti Classico was populated by Benedictine monks.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Dievole Novocento 1990 – 2019
Flagship Riserva, Novocento (‘nine hundred’), was born in 1990 to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the property. At the end of October 2022, this wine was released in its latest 2019 version, which I tasted alongside the previous 29 vintages in a historical vertical tasting (you can find 25 tasting notes below).