Tenuta dello Scompiglio is a winery in the township (‘comune’) of Capannori in the province of Lucca, north-west Tuscany. The estate covers 200ha of land, part of which is forest (containing wild cherry trees), and part of which is vineyard.

Owner | Cecilia Bertoni. 

Consultant | Claudio Gori.

Vineyards | These had been abandoned before Cecilia Bertoni brough them back to life. The oldest vineyard contained terraces dating from the 1800s, with local biotypes of Canaiolo Nero and Colorino (‘Colorino di Lucca’, and ‘Grand Noir’). Also Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Malvasia Nera, and Bonamico. | 2012 4ha in total (2012) on three plots (Vigna Madre, Vigna Alta, Lower vineyards–see below), and 100% red.

1) Vigna Madre (‘Mother vineyard) In 2013 this comprised 0.8ha. 100% red. Renovated (de-brambled) from 2006. Old vines, probably all massal selection. The main red grape is Canaiolo Nero, of which two different biotypes exist in the vineyard. There are also two different Colorini; a traditional one named Colorino di Lucca and another that appears to be the so-called Grand Noir. Other grape varieties were then identified, among them Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Malvasia Nera, and Bonamico, all of which were sporadically present amongst the Sangiovese vines.

2) Vigna Alta (High Vineyard) In 2013 this comprised 0.34ha. The owners describe it as ‘under a blanket of brambles, shrubs and trees, yet another archaeological excavation of viticulture, almost intact, a plot on a hill, on terraces reinforced by dry stone walls. We decided to reclaim this area and reassign it to its ancient function of vineyard. After careful analysis of the soil, of its texture and its orientation, it was decided to dedicate this plot to one variety, Syrah, a grape variety erroneously considered international, but which has been proven to have been cultivated for centuries on Italian soil, particularly in the Lucca area, during which time it has fully adapted to such a degree that it can be regarded as indigenous.’

3) Lower Vineyards The lower vineyards have been planted with the same varieties as Vigna Madre using its cuttings (Syrah, Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo).

Organic certification | 2011 First vintage with full organic certification. | 2015 Still certified organic.

Red wines

Toscana Rosso, Lavandaia Madre | 2013 Plum berry fruit plus oak at VinItaly 2015.

Toscana Rosso, Lavandaia Bassa

Toscana Rosso, Lavandaia Giuliva

Toscana Rosso, Lavandaia Pura

Toscana Rosso | 2010 Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino. 6,000 bottles. Fermented in stainless steel. Then 24 months in new oak with lees stirring. Blurred aromas over nice fruit, tasted at La Fabbrica di San Martino, Monday 14th Oct 2013.

Sales

2012 Italy and Switzerland mainly.

Bibliography

Meeting with oenologist Claudio Gori at La Fabbrica di San Martino, Monday 14th Oct 2013.

Contact

Tenuta dello Scompiglio

Via di Vorno, 67/B, Vorno

I-55012 Capannori (LU = Lucca), Italy