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Vin Santo del Chianti

Wine name:Vin Santo del Chianti


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

Vineyard extension (hectares):2.5

Blend:80% Trebbiano 20% Malvasia bianca toscana

Vineyard age (year of planting):Malvasia bianca toscana 1970 Trebbiano 1970,2016

Soil Type:Medium textured, rich in gravel and clay

Exposure:South-East, South-West

Altitude:280 meters above sea level

Colour:Amber yellow

Nose:Intense, complex, dried fruit, apricot, honey, acacia flowers

Flavour:Intense, complex, enveloping, harmonic

Serving temperature (°C):16-18

Match with: Dry pastry, blue cheese, seasoned cheese

Average no. bottles/year:5,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6

Vinification and ageing

The grapes are carefully selected and harvested at the end of September. The clusters are dried on mats till December/January in order to reach a sugar concentration of 380 grams/litre minimum. Soft pressing. The must is racked into small oak barrels (capacity 200 litres). The barrels are filled by 75% and sealed as soon as the fermentation starts. "Madre" (yeast sediment form previous vintages) of the "Fattoria di Lucignano" is left in the barrels. The barrels are opened after approximately 8 years of maturation.

Wine Producer



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


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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