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GIACOMELLI

Address:via Palvotrisia 134 19033 Castelnuovo Magra (SP)

Owner:Roberto Petacchi

Year of establishment:1993

Average annual production:70,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):11

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Vermentino, Trebbiano, Malvasia, Merlot, Sangiovese, Canaiolo - 11 ha

Vine training system:
Cordon spur
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:every second row is tilled

Type of viticulture:Integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:September

Agronomist:Alessandro Raiti

Oenologist:Davide Baccigalupi and Luca Caramellino

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I Vini d'Italia 2016 - Le Guide de L'Espresso: 1 star

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History

The province of La Spezia, in the southern part of Liguria and right on the border with Tuscany, is where the Vermentino grape finds particularly favourable conditions.
Azienda Giacomelli is in the commune of Castelnuovo Magra between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrenian sea. This location has a special microclimate due to the cool winds from the mountains and the influence of the sea. In fact it is cool at night and warm during the day. The composition of the soil varies a lot: sandstone, sand, clay, skeletal soils, red soils rich in iron. This makes the wines particularly mineral, sapid and with hydrocarbon notes also because, when it is windy, the salt from the sea is carried to the vineyards.
The grandfather of Roberto Petacchi, the present owner, established the estate in 1915 where wine, oil and vegetables were produced, it was a typical farm of Liguria. In 1993 Roberto, who has had a passion for agriculture since he was a little boy, took the helm and concentrated on viticulture and wine making. He gradually selected, purchased and replanted 8 hectares of vineyards, mainly with Vermentino, in the best and historical locations of Castelnuovo and of Ortonovo which were added to the existing 3 hectares (planted with Vermentino, Malvasia, Sangiovese and Canaiolo).
The vineyards are tended like a garden and respect for the environment is imperative. They are not close together, but they are scattered over the areas of Castelnuovo and Ortonovo. This is typical of Liguria where properties are quite fragmented. Each vineyard has a very distinctive character and the grapes are vinified separately.
Roberto makes two single vineyard Colli di Luni Vermentino DOC, a Colli di Luni Rosso DOC, and three Liguria di Levante IGT (red, white and rosato) for a total production of 70,000-80,000 bottles/year. 

WINES by this producer

Wine name:Colli di Luni Rosso "Canal di Bocco"

Appellation:Colli di Luni Rosso DOC

Zone:Castelnuovo Magra, Ortonovo (province of La Spezia)

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Wine name:I Campi Bianco

Appellation:VINO VARIETALE BIANCO

Zone:Castelnuovo Magra and Sarzana (province of La Spezia)

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Wine name:I Campi Rosso

Appellation:VINO VARIETALE ROSSO

Zone:Tavolara district, commune of Sarzana (province of La Spezia)

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Wine name:Liguria di Levante Bianco "Paduletti"

Appellation:Liguria di Levante Bianco IGT

Zone:Castelnuovo Magra (province of La Spezia)

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Wine name:Liguria di Levante IGT Rosato Gorgonia

Vintages:2015

Appellation:LIGURIA DI LEVANTE ROSATO IGT

Zone:Tavolara district, Commune of Sarzana, province of La Spezia

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Wine name:Pergole Basse

Appellation:LIGURIA DI LEVANTE ROSSO IGT

Zone:Castelnuovo Magra (province of La Spezia)

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Wine name:Vermentino Colli di Luni "Boboli"

Appellation:COLLI DI LUNI VERMENTINO DOC

Zone:Castelnuovo Magra (Province of La Spezia)

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Wine name:Vermentino Colli di Luni "Pianacce"

Appellation:COLLI DI LUNI VERMENTINO DOC

Zone:Castelnuovo Magra - Ortonovo (province of La Spezia)

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