Tenuta Perano is a 16th-century castle and winery in Perano in the eastern sector of Gaiole-in-Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy. It was previously called Castello di San Donato in Perano, but after it went bankrupt in 2014, it was administered by and then bought (in 2017 for for 13.3 million euros) at auction by Marchese Frescobaldi srl (Frescobaldi) who renamed it Tenuta Perano. This was Frescobaldi’s first foray into the Chianti Classico DOCG.

Staff | Vineyard manager: Gianni Luchini. In house oenologist: Niccolò D’Afflitto.

Vineyards | 250ha of land between Gaiole and Radda. Of this 52ha are vineyards, south-facing, at between 400-600 metres.

Certification | 2014 Organic conversion began as soon as Frescobaldi took over the maangement here.

Winery | 2018 The winery was being rebuilt.

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Tenuta Perano | 2015 90% Sangiovese, 7% Cabernet, 3% Merlot.

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Tenuta Perano | 2015 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. | 2016 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. 24m in botti. Velvety with a bit of bite (Anteprima 2020).

Bibliography

‘Frescobaldi buys first Chianti Classico estate for €13m’, by Lauren Eads, drinksbusiness.com 20th Sept 2017.