Wine Detail

Chianti Colli Fiorentini

Wine name:Chianti Colli Fiorentini

Appellation:CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI DOCG

Zone:San Casciano Val di Pesa (province of Florence)

Vineyard extension (hectares):32

Blend:85% Sangiovese 10% Canaiolo 5% Colorino

Vineyard age (year of planting):Canaiolo 1970 Sangiovese 1970,1998,2000,2014,2017

Soil Type:Medium textured, rich in gravel and clay

Exposure:South-East, South-West

Altitude:280 meters above sea level

Colour:Medium intensity ruby red

Nose:Fruity, intense, black cherry, violet

Flavour:Soft, medium bodied, moderate acidity, quite tannic

Serving temperature (°C):18-20°

Match with:Pasta dishes, medium aged cheese

Average no. bottles/year:140,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:8 the younger vines, 6 the older vines

Vinification and ageing

Traditional fermentation and maceration with the skins for 12-18 days in glazed concrete vats, the must is pumped over four times a day during the first week, and twice a day during the following weeks. The wine matures in glazed concrete vats for 12-18 months.

Wine Producer

LUCIGNANO S.S.

Website:http://www.fattoriadilucignano.com

Address:Via di Lucignano, 14 50020 San Pancrazio Val di Pesa FI

Owner:Niccolò, Ilaria, Angelica e Desideria Guicciardini

Year of establishment:1900

Total annual production:140000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):32

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

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

History

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.

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