Owner: Tenute Piccini.
History: Valiano derives from “valore” or worth. In the 1960s the estate belonged to the President of the Republic, Giovanni Gronchi. In 1995 it was purchased by the Piccini family who are estate growers and wine merchants (Tenute Piccini).
Vineyards: 230 hectares of land in total. 70 hectares of vines. 100 hectares of wild habitat. 8.3ha of olives. 50 hectares of woodland. The main wine grapes are Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Chardonnay. 400 metres. Soil is stony clay.
Organic certification: 2018 First vintage with full organic certification.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Poggio Two: 2008 100% Sangiovese. £15-29.99. Roasted, smoky, deep vanilla, crisp, good oak, good old style (DWWA 2013. Bronze medal). | 2008 100% Sangiovese. | 2013 100% Sangiovese. Fluid, simple (Anteprima 2018). | 2015 100% Sangiovese. 13.5%. Simple, bit green (Boot Camp 2018).
Chianti Classico DOCG, Valiano: 2009 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. £8-14.99. Smoky berries and new oak evident both on nose and as strongly on the palate, still very youthful though, with nice black fruit density, savoury fruit, oak (Bronze, DWWA 2013). | 2015 Simple, primary (Anteprima 2018). | 2016 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot.
Chianti Classico DOCG, San Lazzaro: 2015 100% Sangiovese
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Valiano: 2007 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. £8-14.99. TCA on the first bottle, reduction and dirt on the second (DWWA 2013).
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Valiano: 2013 13.5% Moderate at best tasted (At home Nov 2017). | 2015 Labelled 6.38. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot.
Vigna in Musica, Toscana Rosso IGT: 2008 50% each Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangiovese. £15-29.99. Sweet jammy style with a bit of oxidation at the back, butter on the end, lacks elegance, licorice and coffee (Bronze, DWWA 2013).
Fattoria di Valiano
I-53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI), Italy