An area particularly suitable for the production of wine is that of Carmignano where the Piaggia di Silvia Vannucci company stands. Fine red wines such as Piaggia Carmignano Riserva DOCG, Carmignano il Sasso and Poggio de ‘Colli are produced here.
The Carmignano area has an ancient wine vocation. Numerous testimonies in fact report that a fine red wine was produced in these hills since the time of the Etruscans and Romans . Its importance grew over the years, so much so that in 1600 the Tuscan scholar Francesco Redi defined the Carmignano wine as ” wine worthy of Jupiter “. Almost a century later, Grand Duke Cosimo III de ‘Medici recognized the Carmignano area as one of the best wine producing areas in Tuscany, a title that was assigned only to three other production areas: Chianti, Pomino and Val d’Arno.
The reason is simple: we are in an environment particularly conducive to the growth of the vineyards thanks to the proximity to the Apennines which entails a cool climate even in summer allowing a slow and constant ripening of the grapes. To this is added the very particular soil rich in limestone. It was therefore no coincidence that Mauro Vannucci , a man with a great personality, decided to produce the wines of his Piaggia company in these lands, which over time had become a point of reference for the whole area. But the story is actually less obvious than it seems. Vannucci, an entrepreneur, initially only looked for land to live in and build the house.
In the plot he chose there were also vineyards and from that moment, aware of the potential of the area, he decided to test himself and produce his wine. The first recognition took place in 1991 with the Piaggia Carmignano Riserva DOCG , and since then the rest is history. It is fair to say that Carmignano’s current good reputation is partly due to his far-sighted work and boundless passion, both inherited from his daughter Silvia Vannucci who is now head of the company.
The cultivated grapes, spread over 18 hectares, are Sangiovese , the queen grape of Tuscany, but also Cabernet , which has perfectly adapted to the clay and mineral soils of Poggio a Caiano. From their union, red wines such as Poggio de ‘Colli , a powerful and fresh 100% Cabernet Franc , the soft and intriguing Carmignano il Sasso and the flagship of the house, Carmignano Riserva , excellent representatives of its territory, were born.
|Grapes:||Sangiovese 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc 20%, Merlot 10%|