Owners | Andrea Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli (sales) and his brother Alessandro (production). Villa di Geggiano is a national monument. It has been in the family since 1527. The family has records exporting their wines to Great Britain as far back as 1725. The building was originally used by the family as a summer house. It has 18th-century décor and furnishings
Staff | Winemaking consultant (2017, 2019) Paolo Vagaggini.
Vineyards | 2018 6.5 hectares (acres) of vines on a 25ha estate.
Polyculture | Olives (oil). Woodland.
Organic certification | 2006 First vintage with full organic certification.
Chianti Classico DOCG, I Lecci | 2018 100% Sangiovese.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Villa di Geggiano | 2015 | 100% Sangiovese. Bright style of fruit, characterful old style but smooth with plenty of savoury fruit with just a hint of green (at the Chianti Classico Anteprima 2018). | 2015 100% Sangiovese. 15% alcohol. Plump, ripe, bold red fruit, slightly wild traditional style with plenty to enjoy (Chianti Classico Boot Camp 2018). | 2016 100% Sangiovese. 18m in French tonneaux. Lovely crisp red fruit at the Chianti Classico Anteprima 2019.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Villa di Geggiano | 2012 97% Sangiovese, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Well made (at the Chianti Classico Anteprima 2018). Very bright and crunchy (Chianti Classico Boot Camp 2018). | 2013 95% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. From the oldest vines. 18m in tonneaux. Nice weight at the Chianti Classico Anteprima 2019.
Geggiaiolo | An old vine selection.
Bandinello | 2016 60% Sangiovese, 20% Ciliegiolo, 20% Syrah. Nice and savoury at the Chianti Classico Anteprima 2019.
Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino, Chianti Classico, the Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, (University of California Press, 2016).
Villa di Geggiano
Azienda Agricola Bianchi Bandinelli
Villa di Geggiano, Loc. Geggiano, 1
I-53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577 356879 | www.villadigeggiano.com