Fattoria Poggio Alloro is an organic estate winery in the San Gimignano region of Tuscany in Italy. It produces Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCGChianti DOCGSan Gimignano Rosso DOC and Vin Santo del Chianti DOC.

Owner: The Fioroni brothers: Umberto, Amico and Bernardo. The family took the estate on in 1953 (under the then mezzadria system) and acquired it in 1977.

Estate vineyards: 2019 120ha of land in total, at Località San Andrea, 5km from (and lower than) San Gimignano, between San Gimignano and Poggibonsi). 220-240 metres. There are 37ha of vines. Of this, 6ha are for Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG (eg ‘Il Nicchia’ and ‘Le Mandorle’, including Chardonnay), and 21ha are for Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG from Sangiovese, Canaiaolo, Colorino, Cabernet and Merlot. Vin Santo del Chianti DOC is made from hand picked Malvasia and Trebbiano Toscano.

Other crops: 12ha of woodland (used for firewood), and 5ha of cereal crops such as Durum wheat (‘grano duro’), spelt (‘farro’), barley (‘orzo’), sunflowers (‘girasole’), oats (‘avena’), and maize (‘granoturco’), from which is made pasta di semola di grano duro and pasta di farro and forage for the animals raised here: mainly the Chianina (T-bone) beef herd, but also rabbit, chicken, pheasant, pigs and Cinta Senese pigs. Also 1,500 olive trees for oil, plus saffron and honey.

Organic certification2002 First vintage with full organic certification. | 2019 Still certified organic.

Winemaking : No consulting oenologist. Mainly machine picked.

White wines

Toscana Bianco: Trebbiano toscano, Malvasia, Chardonnay.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Poggio Alloro2012 Nice weight, minor key (Anteprima 2013). | 2018 100% Vernaccia. 12.5%. Pineapple, made for early drinking (Anteprima 2019). | 2019 Part machine-picked. Stainless steel. Simple (Anteprima 2020). 

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Il Nicchiaio2012 Nice zip/lift, bit chalky, nice weight (Anteprima 2013). | 2018 100% Vernaccia Some skin contact. Creamy from lees aging, well handled (Anteprima 2019). | 2019 Estery cool-fermenty (Anteprima 2020). 

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva, Le Mandorle2011 Includes Chardonnay. Nice minor key oaked style, bit of acetaldehyde (Anteprima 2013). | 2018 Formulaic cool ferment dry white (Anteprima 2020). 

Red wines

Chianti DOCG: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino and Ciliegiolo. Stainless Steel only.

San Gimignano Rosso DOC, Convivo: Sangiovese & Colorino. Aged in botti.

Toscana Rosso: Sangiovese and Canaiolo. Stainless steel only.

Vin Santo

Vin Santo del Chianti DOC: Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia, San Colombano.

Tourism: 10-room appartment to rent, with swimming pool. The estate sells its wine, oil, meat and pasta from its shop.

Contact

Poggio Alloro

Fattoria dei Fratelli Fioroni

Loc Sant’Andrea 23

I-53037 San Gimignano (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 (0)577.950153 | www.fattoriapoggioalloro.com