Le Cinciole is an organic winery in Panzano in Chianti, in Greve in Chianti, Tuscany. It produces Chianti Classico DOCG red wine.

Owner: Luca and Valeria Orsini (née Vignano). They left Milan for Tuscany in 1991, where they had respectively worked as a math professor and architect. The difficult 1992 vintage was their first.

The name: Le Cinciole derives from ‘land of Quintius’.

Staff: Consultant oenologist: Stefano Chioccioli.

Vineyards: 13 hectares in the Conca d’Oro in Panzano, Greve in Chianti. 400-450 metres, Mainly galestro soil mixed with sand and chalk. With a total of 13 hectares planted to vines, 11ha are currently in production. Another 5ha are planted to olive groves. From the Petresco vineyard see below.

Certification2000 First vintage with full organic certification.

Pink wines

IGT Toscana Rosato2012 Sangiovese. Bit tired (Millésime Bio, Jan 2014).

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Le Cinciole: Made using traditional Chianti Classico grape varieties (a tiny percentage of Canaiolo is blended in with Sangiovese) and vinified in large vats. | 2009 25-30,000 bottles. 98% Sangiovese, 2% Canaiolo. Credible mid-ruby, slightly soft tannins and confected fruit (RAW May 2012). | 2010 100% Sangiovese. OK, firm, decent bright fruit, clean warmish style with some chocolate (Millésime Bio 2014). | 2014 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Aluigi: ‘To Luigi’. | 2014 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Petresco: Now an IGT–see below. | 2001 Bottled. | 2005 Bottled. | 2007 Bottled. | 2008 Bottled. 

Toscana Rosso IGT, Petresco: From limestone (‘alberese‘) soils. | 2013 100% Sangiovese. Soft, well made (RAW May 2012). | 2009 100% Sangiovese. 2nd year oak. Nice deep fruit and balanced oak (Millésime Bio 2014).

Toscana Rosso IGT, Le Cinciole Rosso2011 60% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (and Syrah I think). Smoky, young vines (Millésime Bio 2014).

Toscana Rosso IGT, Camalaione Rosso2004 Bottled. | 2006 Bottled. |  2007 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, Syrah. Barrel aged. | 2009 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% each Merlot and Sangiovese. 24 months in oak. Thickish mint and blackberry (Millésime Bio 2014).

Other activities: Olive oil from 5ha of olive groves.


Le Cinciole

Via Case Sparse, 83

I-50020 Panzano in Chianti (FI), Italy

Tel+39 055.852636 | www.lecinciole.it