A long agricultural tradition is behind I Veroni, a company located a few kilometers from Florence within the Docg del Chianti Rufina area. Belonging to the Guidi counts and other noble Tuscan families, from the end of the 19th century it has been owned by the Malesci family.
There have been many transformations that over the course of a century have been brought about by various family members until more recent times. Two in particular the stages that brought I Veroni to its current structure: in 1978, under the direction of Laura Malesci, with the restructuring and restoration of the entire building complex of the farm and its eighteenth-century cellars, also continuing the development of the activity winemaking and collaborating in the establishment of the Chianti Rufina Consortium; in 1996 with the inclusion of his son Lorenzo Mariani in the company.
Today the property extends for about 50 hectares on the hills between Pontassieve and Rufina: 15 hectares are planted with vineyards and 30 with olive groves, on land located at a height between 250 and 350 meters above sea level. Sangiovese is grown on 11 hectares, another 2 are destined for various international vines (Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah) and the remaining white grape varieties for the production of Vinsanto del Chianti Rufina.
The plants are divided into four plots distinguished by altitude and characteristics of the land and the four most significant and representative wines of the company are produced from each of these vineyards: the San Martino vineyard for Sangiovese destined for the Reserve, the Pianottolo vineyard for the Chianti Rufina and the Santino vineyard for the Vinsanto grapes. In the small Pelacane vineyard Merlot and Petit Verdot are grown for the Rosso di Toscana IGT “I Veroni”.
The top of the range is the Chianti Rufina Riserva, a wine with a great structure, rich in aromas, delicately velvety and with a long finish in the mouth which represents the best expression of the Denomination as a whole. Overall, the company produces just under 100 thousand bottles of wine every year. The production of extra virgin olive oil is also of considerable quality. Finally, in the Pianottolo farm a farmhouse structure is operating.
Chianti Rufina Riserva ‘Quona’ – I Veroni
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