Fattoria di Lamole – Socci Paolo | Organic estate winery in Lamole, a locality (‘frazione’) of the commune of Greve-in-Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy. The Socci family is mentioned in Lamole in 1071. The family was present in the Val di Greve League in the 1600s, holding the office gonfaloniers (a prestigious communal office in medieval and Renaissance Italy, notably in Florence and the Papal States. The name derives from gonfalone, the term used for the banners of such communes). Giovanni Socci (1834-1926) was born in Lamole and settled in Siena to practice as a notary. He was able to acquire property similar to that of the original historic family members. Giovanni’s son, Carlo Socci (1882-1952) was also a notary. He brought the family estate back to life after the ravages of phylloxera. In this he was helped by Livio Piccini, to whom a wine is dedicated, Le Viti di Livio (or Livio’s vineyards). In 1924 Carlo Socci (1919-1969) was one of the founder members of the Chianti Classico Consorzio. Giorgio, Carlo’s son, manages the company’s transition from sharecropping to direct management. In 1955 the Ministry of Agriculture recognized the Fattoria di Lamole as the first among the major Tuscan manufacturing companies. From 2003, Giorgio’s son Paolo Socci has been in chagre
Vineyards | In Greve-in-Chianti.
Organic certification | 2011 First vintage with full organic certification. | 2018 Still organic.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Castello di Lamole | 2013 100% Sangiovese. Nice open sour-cherry bricky flavours (Anteprima 2018).
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Castello di Lamole | 2012 100% Sangiovese.
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Vigna Grospoli | 2013 100% Sangiovese. Needs more texture and less baked fruit (Anteprima 2018).
IGT Toscana Rosso, Lama della Villa | 2013 100% Sangiovese.
Fattoria di Lamole
Greve in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy
Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino, Chianti Classico, the Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, (University of California Press, 2016), , p217-221.