AZIENDA AGRICOLA PODERE MARCIALLA, organic estate in the eponymous locality (‘frazione’) within the Tuscan township of Barberino Val d’Elsa. It was founded by Giovanni di Passaponti in 1976 when he bought around 12ha of land. A man of the soil, he worked his vines and olives organically with his father Oliviero, his wife Rosa and their daughter Maria Pia. In 2009 Giovanni and Maria Pia Passaponti merged their holdings (Podere Marcialla) with those of Silvio Anichini and family’s Podere La Fraschetta in the neighbouring township of Certaldo.
VINEYARDS / 2017 28ha of land of which 12ha of vines. Altitude of around 350 metres.
CERTIFICATION / 1979 Went organic. / 1988 First vintage with organic certification. / 2009 Still organic.
CHIANTI DOCG, MARCIALLA / 2003 About €5.00 from the CONAD supermarket in Volterra in Dec 2004. A bit light and green but decent fresh fruit. Potential when tasted on 27th Dec 2004.
CHIANTI DOCG RISERVA
IGT TOSCANA ROSSO, CAPITOZZA / 2006 Sangiovese, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ag Az Marcialla, Via Giacomo Matteotti 96, I-50021 Barberino Val d’Elsa (FI = Firenze), Italy / Tel+39 055.8074157