Fattoria Varramista

Fattoria Varramista in Montopoli Val d’Arno in the province of Pisa produces four red wine labels: Varramista, Frasca, Sterpato, all Toscana Igt, and finally Monsonaccio, the only Chianti Docg.

Fattoria Varramista’s History and Terroir

Fattoria Varramista is located in Tuscany, in Montopoli Val d’Arno in the province of Pisa. The magnificent Villa, with its Italian garden, dominates the entire estate, which extends over 400 hectares. Peace and silence are combined with the hilly landscape, where the vineyards ripen their fruits and the woods are lost from sight. For this company, which we could define as the Italian Downton Abbey, due to its historical and economic evolution over time, it is necessary to stop for a moment and tell its glorious history.

In fact, the Villa dates back to 1589 and was conceived as a Florentine outpost against the Pisan domination. The Villa was designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati on commission from the Capponi family; already owner of the estate since 1406, when Gino di Neri Capponi, in command of the Florentine militias, received it as a gift for the victory over the Republic of Pisa. Needless to say, the glories that have seen the Estate protagonist over the centuries, hosting intellectuals of all ages, well-known faces of the Italian and international artistic, cultural and business scene. In the mid-1900s, two other important families will be the protagonists of this story: the Piaggio family, well-known motorcycle manufacturers, who moved the family business and the Agnelli family from Genoa to Pontedera, thanks to the marriage between Antonella Bechi Piaggio and Umberto Agnelli celebrated in 1959 in Varramista.

The Philosophy of the wines of Fattoria Varramista

Per quanto riguarda la storia enologica di Fattoria Varramista, saranno gli Anni 90’ a determinarne il cambiamento, per merito di Giovanni Alberto Agnelli che con grande lungimiranza vide il potenziale dell’azienda, avviando il processo di riconversione dei vigneti e del sistema produttivo e decidendo di puntare sul Syrah, come vitigno icona dell’azienda, a quell’epoca una novità per la produzione toscana. Per raggiungere questo obiettivo si affidò all’allora enologo di Ornellaia, Federico Staderini, che ancora oggi cura la qualità dei vini firmati Varramista.

Il Syrah non è il solo vitigno coltivato, insieme al Sangiovese costituiscono la base dei vini pregiati prodotti a Varramista ed esaltano la massima espressione del territorio, grazie al connubio tra clima, esposizione e composizione dei suoli, coadiuvati dalla maestria nel saper lavorare le uve in cantina. Una lavorazione continua, che dalle vigne si sposta nelle suggestive e antiche cantine di Varramista, dove si respirano secoli di storia e di cultura del vino.

The wines of Fattoria Varramista

The line offered is essential, consisting of four red wine labels, testimony of consistency and high quality, thanks to which the wines have obtained great recognition at national and international level: the Varramista, the Frasca, the Sterpato, all Toscana Igt, and finally Monsonaccio, the only Chianti Docg.

Fattoria Varramista organizes guided tours to discover the estate and its flavors, through tasting itineraries and all-round sensory experiences, immersed in history, art and food and wine.

You can taste the wines of the estate, the Extra Virgin olive oil of Marruchetone and the spirits and you can buy them directly in the wine shop within the company.

The experience may also include a stay in the farmhouse, in fully equipped villas surrounded by vineyards and the surrounding countryside.

Fattoria Varramista Wines selected by Italy’s Finest Wines

 

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Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grapes: Sangiovese 60%-Merlot 20%-Syrah 20%

 

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Appellation: Chianti DOCG
Grapes: Sangiovese 85%-Merlot 8%-Syrah 7%

 

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Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grapes: Sangiovese 80%-Merlot 10%-Cabernet 10%

 

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Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grapes: Syrah 100%

Information & Contacts Fattoria Varramista

Address: Via Ricavo – Località Varramista, 56020 Montopoli in Val d’Arno (PI)
+39 0571 44711
www.varramista.it
e-mail: info@varramista.it
Visit & Tasting: Yes
Direct Sales: Yes