60% Sangiovese with 40% made up from Cigliegiolo, Canaiolo, Colorino, Barbera, Tazzelenghe, Syrah and Merlot. Here the vines are older, and the soil is from the pre-glacial era, dating back some 60 million years! This wine is the clock of time in the wine because it has huge ageing potential.
Terroir: Sand and Clay
Age of the vines: 35-40 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested. They are crushed by feet for gentle tannin extraction. Aged in French oak barrels between 15 to18 months and then aged 12 months in the bottle
Since the early 1990s, Laura di Collobiano and Moreno Petrini have been producing exciting wine in the Colline Lucchesi, in Tuscany, which is one of the oldest, and smallest appellation in the region. Fine limestone and sandstone soils have been ideal to produce elegant wines ever since Lucca owed its allegiance to France during the early XIX century. Therefore, French varieties such as Syrah and Merlot are part of the landscape today. Converted to organic viticulture in 1997 and to biodynamic in 2002, traditional methods are used in the cellar at Tenuta Di Valgiano. Intervention is kept to a minimum to express the full beauty of the Colline Lucchesi.