Azienda Agricola Sapori di Monte Antico di Begnardi

Azienda Agricola Sapori di Monte Antico di Begnardi

The  Sapori di Monte Antico di Begnardi is an agricultural and wine-producinng property which was born from the deep ties of the owners - brothers Luca and Michele Begnardi - to their native soil. The same territory whose enchanting landscape is the source of the Montecucco appellation wines, once upon a time considered a harsh and ungenerous place but now considered one of timeless aromas and flavors and a pristine natural beauty. The estate is located in the township of Civitella Paganico in the province of Grosseto and extends over 100 acres (40 hectares) of hillside land, 12.5 of which (five hectares) are planted, in exemplary fashion, to vines, while twelve hectares are also planted to olive groves. Our products are the fruit of our beliefs: quality is the result of constant care and a controlled simplicity. 

http://www.begnardi.com/
Cantina dei Colli Amerini

Cantina dei Colli Amerini

The continuous succession of ridges and hillsides which surround the old city of Amelia have, for centuries, been crisscrossed by rows of vines immersed in one of the loveliest landscapes in all of Umbria. The Colli Amerini cellars were founded in 1975 and aimed to give visibility and prestige to this rich potential which, up until that time, had only been minimally realized and expressed. The 875 acres (350 hectares) of vineyards have, in this way, become both a witness and a synthesis of the immense possibilities of this territory. With continuous research and study and a constant improvement in the viticultural practices, a program aimed to gradually lowering production per vine, we have aimed, with increasing ambition, for wines of character and true personality. 
(a consultancy shared with Attilio Pagli)

http://www.colliamerini.it
Capanne Ricci

Capanne Ricci

The Tentimenti Ricci agricultural estate, situated in the Sant’Angelo in Colle area of the township of Montalcino, is one of the oldest and most traditional wineries in the Brunello di Montalcino production zone. At the present moment, it is run by brother and sister Ida and Ferruccio Ricci, who have inherited the traditions of a family profoundly rooted in the territory of their township. Despite the long history of winemaking, the property is run in a modern and youthful way, but is faithful as well to the precepts imparted by Montalcino’s traditions. The estate’s headquarters are located in the Casello farm where the cellars are situated: recently renovated and equipped with all the necessary heating and cooling equipment, here the grapes are first fermented and then aged before release both in casks of Slavonian oak and in bottle.

http://www.tenimentiricci.it
Castello di Coiano

Castello di Coiano

Documents confirm that Coiano already existed around the year 1000 A.D. During the Middle Ages, it became an important stop for pilgrims crossing Italy towards Rome; here they  refreshed themselves and gathered force and energy in the peace and beauty of this countryside. The castle, with its lovely Romanesque church, is situated in the township of Castelnuovo d’Elsa (in the province of Florence) on the Via Francigena pilgrimage road; to be precise on the stretch which leads from San Miniato to San Gimignano. Surrounded by  750 acres (300 hectare) of land cultivated to vineyards and olive groves and endowed with grazing land as well, the estate complex,  both a castle and a farm, consists of a centuries-old manor house and a series of stone farmhouses spread over a striking natural landscape with lovely woods and three charming lakes.

http://www.castellodicoiano.it
Castello di Montevibiano Vecchio

Castello di Montevibiano Vecchio

It is only natural that all those who approach us to get to know us better are greeted with a smile. For us it is very important that we can be contacted by telephone, by fax, by e-mail, or even directly and personally and feel welcome. We consider our customers to be our partners, friends with whom we work, the most valuable part of our business, and obviously the reason for our professional existence. In order to fully satisfy our clients, we consider the satisfaction of their expectations one of the fundamental elements to which our daily work is dedicated and best characterizes our way of operating.  Reducing to the maximum possible extent the time utilized for satisfying each and every request is, for us, a priority. Our staff is well prepared and always available to confront any situation which might arise. We are located in Marsciano in the province of Perugia (Umbria).
(consultancy with Attilio Pagli)

http://www.montevibiano.it
Le Chiuse

Le Chiuse

The origins of the "Le Chiuse” winery in Montalcino (province of Siena) are very old indeed. It was once part of the possessions of the Biondi Santi family: it was, in fact, part of the dowry of Maria Tamanti who married Clemente Santi towards the end of the 18th century. Her daughter, Caterina, married Jacopo Banti, and their son Ferruccio, the great-grandfather of Simonetta Valiani, respecting the wishes of his mother, added the maternal last name, "Santi”, to her own. It was he, Ferruccio, who, after fighting alongside Garibaldi, continued the work of his grandfather Clemente, selecting and seeking the best in the grape varieties he cultivated and finally obtaining a Sangiovese clone known as Sangiovese grosso. Once upon a time, Le Chiuse produced wine, wheat, and olive oil. Tancredi, the son of Ferruccio, left Le Chiuse and two other farms to his daughter Rosella, exhorting her, however, never to sell them because "it was there that the famous wine for the Riserva bottling was produced”. From that moment on, Fiorella always rented the farms to her brother Franco, proprietor until 2013 of the "Il Greppo” estate, who cultivated the vineyards and produced the wine until the year 1990. Upon the death of Fiorella in 1986, her daughter Simonetta Valiani, who had inherited from her grandfather, Tancredi Biondi Santi, his love for this spot and his passion for wine, began to produce on her own the "Le Chiuse” Brunello di Montalcino. It was a heavy commitment of resources: together with her husband, Nicolò Magnelli and her son Lorenzo, she renovated the farm buildings and the chapel, constructed an underground cellar, and planted new vineyards.

http://www.lechiuse.com
Fattoria Camporignano

Fattoria Camporignano

The Fattoria Camporignano, a wine-producing property in the Siena hills, is located in one of the most delightful landscapes in Tuscany in the township of Casole d’Elsa. It borders on one side with the production zone of Chianti Classico and, on the other side, with the appellation territory of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, at the center of a triangle which unites Siena - Volterra - San Gimignano; San Giminano itself is no more than 30 minutes away by car. With 25 acres (10 hectares) of vineyards and ample cellars, the Fattoria is noted for its well focused production which benefits from state of the art winemaking technology, extremely useful for guaranteeing high quality in the wines.

http://www.camporignano.com
Fattoria Il Castagno

Fattoria Il Castagno

In the early 1970’s, Sergio Dionisio, the father of current owner Fabrizio Diionisio, acquired a small, 17.5 acre (7 hectare) property in an area named "Il Castagno”, located on hills facing Cortona in the province of Arezzo; the property included an olive groves and a vineyard. The dream, even back then, was to become even more deeply rooted in Tuscany and to preserve just as it was that corner of the territory, creating a wine-making estate which could bring out all the exceptional natural potential for excellent viticulture in the territory. Following the purchase of a second piece of land in the "Poggio del Sole” area in 1992, the estate reached its current size and now consists of two farms, both situated on the rolling hillsides of Cortona once known as the "Chiuso della Valchiana” at 1000 feet (300 meters) above sea level; the two farms are at a distance of three miles from one another and, together, amount to 37 acres (15 hectares) of vineyards, immersed in an exceptionally charming landscape and surrounded by woods, olive groves, and fields of grain, sunflowers, and tobacco.
(consultancy with Attilio Pagli)

http://www.fabriziodionisio.it
Fattoria Piccaratico

Fattoria Piccaratico

The terrain which belongs to the Fattoria Piccaratico in Vinci (in the province of Florence) have been owned by the Rossini family since the early 19th century. In the 1970’s, new vineyard land and olive groves were purchased  and the property transformed into a modern working farm; the family, nonetheless, continued to carefully watch over both the products themselves  and the territory and the environment in which the farm is situated. The marriage between modernity and tradition has as its principal objective the continuous search for quality in the estate’s products. The property is located in the eastern part of the township of Vinci, in a hillside area with a particularly high quality potential - both in terms of exposure (south and southwest) and micro-climate (breezes from the west, low humidity) - for the cultivation of the vine and the olive tree.

http://www.fattoriapiccaratico.it
Fattoria Poggiopiano

Fattoria Poggiopiano

Poggiopiano is located in San Casciano Val di Pesa in the province of Florence and was acquired by the Bartoli family in 1993. "Our work, from the very beginning, has been a story of small steps, one integrally dominated by a love of tradition, by a desire to recover and magnify the attraction for wine lovers both of Sangiovese and of other native grape varieties as well. We seek, each and every year, to steadily improve our production, working with determination and constancy; the aim is to is to obtain wines with the fascination of yesteryear, produced by means of a patient search for the highest possible quality in order to create a clear identity for ourselves amidst the many producers of these wines. There is no greater pleasure than that of finding once again in a wine the typical color, aroma, and flavor of the territory which has given it birth. And Sangiovese, an irascible, capricious, and difficult grape, but one which nonetheless is capable of absorbing the characteristics of the soil in which it grows, transforming into marvelous sensations and fragrant perfume the limestone rock and the calcareous clays of this unyielding, at times ungenerous soil,  it is the most representative expression of this territory. Our wines are produced in renovated 19th century cellars equipped with state of the art technology, but we also utilize equipment which, for the most part, has now been abandoned, equipment such as our cement fermenting tanks which are still capable of giving us exceptional results”.

http://www.fattoriapoggiopiano.it
Fattoria La Torre

Fattoria La Torre

The production of wine at the Fattoria La Torre, according to documented archival sources, goes all the way back to the year 1887. The historic cellars of the winery in Montecarlo in the province of Lucca have been rebuilt in the old spaces, completely renovated with the introduction of the most up to date equipment for the fermentation of the grapes. The objectives of the proprietors, the Celli family, are that of constantly improving the quality of their wines, investing both in the replanting of the vineyards and in cellar technology . Vineyard surface is approximately 15 acres (six hectares), planted to a density of 2800 vines per acre (7000 per hectare). This limited vineyard extension allows us to give the maximum care to the vines, and a precise and attentive fermentation of the grapes assures a constant qualitative improvement in the wines and has brought them to levels of absolute excellence.

http://www.fattorialatorre.it
La Fontuccia

La Fontuccia

La Fontuccia is a young wine-producing estate on the Island of Giglio (in the province of Grosseto); the line consists of two wines, the 100% Ansonica (or Inzolia) called "Senti Oh!" and the dried-grape dessert wine, also based on Ansonica. Both have been given names which reflect typical phrases of the dialect spoken on the island. For the first time, two young natives of Giglio have taken the risk of revitalizing the age-old traditions  of producing of wine on the island, restoring to active life the terraced vineyards and assisting cultivators of a certain age to work these small plots located on steep slopes directly overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The extraordinary mixture of natural beauty, sun, and sea produces savory and mineral-laced wines of important structure which have already been well received by various markets. An important step for this small operation, the first which can truly be called an activity 100% of the island itself and one which firmly intends to grow. 

http://fontuccia.it
OT Wine

OT Wine

The vineyards of Oliviero Toscani are located (in the township of Casale Marittimo in the province of  Pisa) in a splendid natural amphitheater which special characteristics for the zone: a soil poor in clay and rich in stones created by the disintegration of rock which rises from the surface of the soil. All of these characteristics, along with an excellent southwestern exposure, gave us the idea of planting varieties capable of giving complexity and freshness to the wines to be produced. Thus the choice of Syrah as the principal component of the blend, one capable of giving richness, depth, and an important spiciness, of Cabernet Franc for its contribution of mineral notes and freshness,  and of Petit Verdot for color and additional complexity.
(a consultancy with Attilio Pagli)

http://www.otwine.com
Il Polivere

Il Polivere

Michele and Marta, a doctor and a pharmacist with one true passion: Nature. The pleasure of sharing with others a type of tourism with a harmonious rapport with the environment. It was in this way that the Polivere estate was created at Ficulle in the province of Terni (in Umbria, the green heart of Italy). A farmhouse immersed in a flourishing natural world, this is how we began and how our products were born. Il Polivere (Poggio dei Liberi – the Hill of the Free) probably derives its name from a legend according to which it was here that the ancient Romans liberated their slaves who particularly deserved their freedom. Located just a few miles from the important historic cities of Umbria, the Country House Relais il Polivere won the Isnart prize in 2005, one given to country tourism structures which had distinguished themselves for the quality of their work and facilities.  The farm extends over 50 acres (20 hectares) of terrain rigorously cultivated according to the precepts of biological agriculture.

http://www.ilpolivere.com
Podere La Cappella

Podere La Cappella

The estate is situated in San Donato in Poggio (in the province of Florence) and has belonged to the Rossini family since 1979, the year in which Bruno Rossi, born and raised in the Veneto, added the cultivation of apples and pears to that of grapes and olives. The owner, ably assisted by experienced and talented collaborators, soon became himself an expert judge of his soil and their potential and if, during the initial phase, the grapes were sold, in the following period he was unable to resist the temptation to express his passion and competence by becoming a producer in his own right. Starting in 1995, he began to ferment his own grapes on the property, the year in which his fine Chianti Classico and Corbezzolo first saw the light. In 1996 Cantico began to be produced and, joined at the estate by his daughter Natascia, the property began a period of expansion. The entire estate production Is based on organic principles. The small country church of Santa Maria a Cerbaia can be visited on the estate’s ground – evidence of its existence goes all the way back to 1043 A.D. Several works of artistic importance are housed in the church, among them a Madonna with baby Jesus in her lap dating, according to experts, from the late 13th or early 14th century, and several  hand-painted terracotta high reliefs depicting the Via Crucis. 

http://www.poderelacappella.it/
La Querce

La Querce

The wine-producing estate is situated on the lovely hillsides facing the town of Impruneta to the south of Florence, in the very heart of the Chianti Colli Fiorentini production zone. The property extends over 105 acres (42 hectares): here the vineyards and olive groves are cultivated and here are harvested the two main crops of this part of Tuscany: grapes and olives. The soil is cultivated using methods which blend tradition and innovation, limiting to the maximum extent  the use of chemicals in order to achieve the maximum balance between the soil and the plants for products of superior quality. The soil is of medium texture tending towards a predominance of clays, which assists in maintaining excellent reserves of ground water, available to the plants even in difficult vintages. The largest part of the property faces south towards the wide Sorrettole valley, giving an excellent exposure to sunlight and light breezes at harvest time as well.

http://www.laquerce.com
Tenuta del Buonamico

Tenuta del Buonamico

The Tenuta di Buonamico estate is located to the southwest of Montecarlo di Lucca in an area known as Cercatoia and covers a total surface area of 95 acres (38 hectares) , 65 of which are planted to vines. The estate was founded in the 1960’s by famous restaurateurs, originally from Montecarlo, in the city of Turin in order to supply their restaurant with Montecarlo wines. Today the property, which belongs to the Fontana family, has been enlarged both in terms of vineyard land and of cellar space. Though maintaining, unaltered, a viticulture conducted according to traditional principles and precepts, Buonamico has positioned itself on the market as a leader in the production of high level wine in its zone. The estate organizes tastings which are open to the public on the property and participates in the most important international wine fairs.
(a consultancy with Alberto Antonini)

http://www.buonamico.it/