Casa Emma | Estate winery located in San Donato in Poggio, a locality (‘frazione’) in the commune of Barberino Val d’Elsa in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany.

Owners | The Bucalossi family. They bought the estate from the Florentine noblewoman Emma Bizzarri and retained the latter’s first name in the title of the estate. respecting the historical roots of this land. The Bucalossi family is represented today by Fiorella Lepri.

Staff | Winemaker, oenologist and agronomist: Marco Salvatore (from Greve). (Nicolò D’Afflitto previously consulted).

Estate vineyards | In the Chianti Classico DOCG. 35ha of land of which 27ha of vines, plus olives and a botanical park. 420m. 60% clay, with limestone, sand and lots of stones. The main grape variety is Sangiovese, plus Merlot plus Malvasia Nera and Canaiolo.

Biodiversity | Geese were used for weed control one Sangiovese vineyard planted in June 2015 for weed control. From 2012 the estate stopped using herbicides. The geese (40 of them) were still there in early 2019.

Organic certification | 2019 No.

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Casa Emma | 2017 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot. Quite modernist but with tartrates (Anteprima 2019). | 2018 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera & Canaiolo Nero.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Vignalparco | A single site at 420 metres. | 2015 100% Sangiovese. A bit four-square and green ( Anteprima 2019). 

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Casa Emma | 2015 95% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera. | 2016 95% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera.

Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Casa Emma | 2015 100% Sangiovese. | 2015 100% Sangiovese.

Harenae, Toscana Rosso IGT | 100% Sangiovese. Vinified in clay amphorae

Soloio, Toscana Rosso IGT | Merlot.


Casa Emma, S.P. di Castellina in Chianti, 3

San Donato in Poggio

I-50021 Barberino Val d’Elsa (FI = Firenze), Italy

Tel 055.807 2239 | Website