Giovanni Chiappini, organic wine producer making red wines under the Bolgheri DOC in Tuscany. It is located in the heart of the DOC Bolgheri zone on the Via Bolgherese, the road where the most important wine estates of the Bolgheri region are located.

Owner | Giovanni Chiappini, son of farmers that had moved from the Marche to the Bolgheri region in the fifties. Giovanni is now helped by his two daughters Martina and Lisa.

Vineyards | 23 hectares. Plots are as follows: Podere Le Grottine (planted 1978). Podere Guado De’ Gemoli (1983). Podere Fondi (1984). Podere Felciaino (1986). Podere Felciaino: 2001). Podere Ferruggini (2012). The main grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and a small plot with Sangiovese and Vermentino.

Pruning | Seems to be mostly spurred cordon.

Organic certification | 2010 Went organic.

White wines

Le Grottine, Bolgheri DOC Vermentino | 100% Vermentino from Felciaino 1986, Fondi 1986. Clay with alluvial calcareous deposits. | 2006 Debut.

Red wines

Felciaino, Bolgheri Rosso DOC | 2003 70% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot. 13,000 bottles.

Ferruggini, Bolgheri Rosso DOC | 50% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah. Vineyards: Felciaino 1986, Fondi 1984, Felciaino 2001. Clay with alluvial calcareous deposits. | “003 Toscana Rosso. 100% Sangiovese. 13,000 bottles.

Guado de’ Gemoli, Bolgheri Superiore DOC | 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot. | 2001 Toscana Rosso. Decent bit baked; sweet fruit and slightly aggressive acidity; also a bit burnt at the Bolgheri wine route office on Tues 22 Feb 2005. | 2002 Toscana Rosso. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot. 9,000 bottles.

Lienà Cabernet Franc | Toscana Rosso. 100% Cabernet Franc. Vineyards: Felciaino 1986, Felciaino 2001. Ferments in steel. 24 months in French oak barrels, 30% first use. | 2004 Debut.

Lienà, Cabernet Sauvignon | Toscana Rosso. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyards: Felciaino 2001, Felciaino 1986. | 2004 Debut. Ferments in steel. Ages at least 24 months in French oak barrels, 30% first use.

Lienà, Merlot | Toscana Rosso. 100% Merlot. Vineyards: Felciaino 1986, Fondi 1984. Ferments in steel. Aged in French oak barrel, 25% new. | 2003 Debut.

Lienà, Petit Verdot | Toscana Rosso. 100% Petit Verdot.

CONTACT

Giovanni Chiappini

Podere Felciaino 189/B

I-57020 Bolgheri (LI = Livorno), Italy

Tel+39 0565.749665 | www.giovannichiappini.it