Supplier/Importer: Marc de Grazia Selections

Region: Tuscany, Italy

Appellation: Chianti




The Villa of Lucignano and its cellar (which is part of the same building) have belonged to the Guicciardini family since 1546. The Fattoria extends for 150 hectares between San Casciano Val di Pesa and Montespertoli (within the province of Florence) at approximately 280 meters above sea level. The soil is clayey-calcarous rich in gravel and it is ideal for viticulture. The 32 hectares of vineyards are within the Chianti Colli Fiorentini appellation. Niccolò, Ilaria, Angelica and Desideria manage the estate with passion and dedication, after their parents passed away, with the collaboration of the oenologist Federico Staderini and of the agronomist Riccardo Galli. Following their family's tradition and the approach of their father Count Lodovico, they continue to produce an excellent Chianti and a remarkable Vin Santo. Both wines are very much appreciated in Italy and overseas.

Year of establishment: 1900

Average annual production: 140,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares): 32

Planted varietals and extension (hectares): Canaiolo - 3.2 ha
Colorino - 1.6 ha
Merlot - 1.6 ha
Sangiovese - 25.6 ha

Vine training system: Cordon spur

Cultivation method in the vineyard: the aisles (between the rows of vines) are tilled

Type of viticulture: integrated/sustainable

Harvest period: End of September, mid October

Agronomist: Dr. Riccardo Galli

Oenologist: Dr. Federico Staderini