Loacker Valdifalco is an organic estate in Magliano in Toscana in Grosseto province on Tuscany’s south-west Tyrrenhian coast. It has been owned since 1999 by the Loacker family. They renamed it after the falconry which was practised here by hunters in the middle ages. Valdifalco makes red wine under the Morellino di Scansano DOCG.
Owner: The Loacker family. See Loacker Tenute.
Vineyards DOC: A 64ha estate. Thick woodland to the north. The soil is based on galestro and its red colour, rich in iron salts (‘sali di ferro’), is said to resemble that of Bolgheri. 22-50 metres above sea level. 4km from the sea. Vines 21ha of vines were planted by Loacker: 12ha in 2000, and 11ha in 2001. The main varieties are Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Primitivo. Wire-trained. Cordon and guyot.
Organic certification: 2004 First vintage with full organic certification.
Biodynamics: 2019 Member of Renaissance des Appellations.
Winery: Newly planned for 2000-2001.
Vermentino, Val di Falco: 2013 3,000 bottles. Soft, but sweet and sour. OK. Bit flat and phenolic at the Loacker winery in Montalcino on 30th May 2014 with Ian D’Agata.
Toscana Rosso, Granfalco: 2002 40% Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Primitivo.
Morellino di Scansano DOCG: 2002 Crisp, light cedar, bit stringy and lacking perfect clarity, but decent(ish) soft style from young vines in a tough year at the Morellino Consorzio on Wed 2nd March 2005.
Morellino di Scansano DOCG Riserva, Valdifalco
Brillando Rosso, Rosso del Falco: See Loacker Corte Pavone for an explanation of this wine.
Lodolaia: 2010 L1207. Syrah. Mint and oak and redcurrant and raspberry. Syrah. Sweet fruit at the Loacker winery in Montalcino on 30th May 2014 with Ian D’Agata.
Loc. Collecchio, I-58051 Magliano in Toscana (GR = Grosseto), Italy