Tenute Piccini | Merchant winery based in the commune of Castellina-in-Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany. Mario Piccini, the current managing director, started working with his father in 1982 when he was 20 years old. His sister Martina joined the company about ten years later.
Interests | The company also owns vineyards and wineries in other Italian regions. At Benvenuto Brunello 2015 Natascia Di Marco told me they own 50ha in Chianti Classico and buy in grapes. Piccini owns Fattoria di Valiano in Chianti Classico, the 140ha Tenuta Moraia in Gavoranno in the Maremma, Réjo Cantina in Basilicata (12ha for Aglianico del Vulture), Torre Mora in Sicily, and they rent Villa al Cortile in Montalcino.
Staff | Giacomo Panicacci (Brand Ambassador)
Chianti DOCG | 2012 90% Sangiovese, 5% each Ciliegiolo/Canaiolo. Unoaked. Upto £7.99. Ripe/closed firm style of fruit, perhaps a little dry, but plenty of depth, good old style. 16 Points. Bronze at DWWA 2nd May 2013.
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG | 2009 95% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. £8-14.99. Thick blackberry fruit, jaminess and appley acidity, very dry end. 14 Points. Commended at DWWA 30th April 2013.
Toscana Rosso, Sasso al Poggio | 2008 60% Sangiovese + 20% each Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. £8-14.99. Lots of tannin, simple but traditional, a bit simple despite its depth, needs more clarity and levity for top dog honours, honest rusticity but lacks fruit. 14.5 Points. Bronze at DWWA 29th April 2013.
I-53011 Castellina in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy