The chaplain of Palazzone, Francesco Mori, founded Giacomo Mori farm in the mid-eighteenth century. It's located in the province of Siena, in southern Tuscany near the borders of Umbria and Lazio. During this time the farm was a major operation covering over 2,000 acres. Wine production at the time included both Chianti and Montepulciano, in addition to Vermouth, Vin Santo, vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil and the famed Chianina cattle. Today the estate is 22 acres and makes three wines and olive oil. The Mori family continues to use only the indigenous varieties of Sangiovese, Canniolo, and Colorino to produce Chianti. The wines are aged in a combination of 20-hectoliter Slovonian botte and five-hectoliter French tonneaux. The wines have a wonderful sense of place; a true Tuscan character. These wines strike a very nice balance between tradition and modern wine making philosophies.