Lucii Libanio – Casa Lucci | Organic estate winery in Località Santa Maria in the San Gimignano region of Tuscany in Italy. It makes white wine under the Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG and red wines under the Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG. It used to sell its wine in bulk, but from 2008 it started bottling wine. Japan and the Netherlands, rather than Italy, are the most important markets (2019 Anteprima).
Owner | Labanio Lucci’s children now run the business: three sons called Luca, Leonardo and Lorenzo, and a daughter called Marta. They have several estates of which one in San Gimignano is organic.
Organic certification | Luca Lucii is the contact for the organic side (met him at Vinitaly March 2015). | 2000 C1. 2012 the family Casa Lucii vineyard in San Gimignano is organic (50ha) but other vines are not.
Vineyards | 2015 60ha of vines in various areas, plus 50ha of woodland, 40ha of cereals and 20h of olives. Some good terroir, it seems. Vernaccia vines were found at Cassero, and Cellori (in 2019 there were 100 bee hives in the Cellori vineyard). The vineyards for Chianti DOCG red wines are at Fuscelli, in Certaldo.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vigna Cellori | Named after the Romanesque Pieve di Cellori, San Gimignano dating from c1000 AD. | 2010 Clean, well made, plump and yeasty at the 2013 Anteprima. | 2011 Well made, clean and rich at the 2013 Vernaccia Anteprima. 2013 Bit glue-like at Vinitaly March 2015.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva | 2009 Rich and creamy and acetaldehyde at the 2013 Anteprima.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva Mareterra | 2013 12.5%. Smooth with a mix of over-ripe or even nobly cotton fruit at the 2019 Anteprima. | 2014 Fluid easy style at the 2019 Anteprima.
Chianti DOCG, Fuscelli | From vines in Sa Gimignano and Certaldo. 150 metres. Organic.
Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, Senarum | Vines at 200-250 metres. Plliocene soils. | 2011 10,000 bottles. 85% Sangiovese, 15% Colorino and Canaiolo. Niceish nose, but then light, simple and green at Vinitaly March 2015.
Toscana Rosso, Purus | 2014 100% Sangiovese at 200 metres. Old vines. No oak or added sulfites. Very nice nose, very reduced end at Vinitaly March 2015.
Località Santa Maria a Villa Castelli
I-53037 San Gimignano (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577 950199 or 339 8738539 | www.casalucii.it