Tenuta di BibbianoAll products from this vendor
Bibbiano is an aristocratic winery with a total area of 220 hectares. The estate is located near Castellina and Chianti, on rocky soil with lime clay in the Chianti Classico wine region. Since 1865 the winery has been owned by the Morrokesi-Marzi family, but its history began in 1089. In 1942, a Sangiovese grape guru named Giulio Gambelli, who later became Pier Tommaso Marzi's advisor, arrived in Bibbiano, and brought with him a high quality clone of the Sangiovese Grosso vine from Montalcino (a good grape for seedling in were rare in those days). The reconstruction of the estate was carried out from 1950 to 1970 under the leadership of Signor Gambelli. The first vinification took place in 1969, and the first commercially produced wine was bottled in 1970. Since 1990, the company has been run by representatives of the fifth generation of the Morrokesi-Marzi family - Tommaso and his brother Federico. In 2001, Giulio Gambelli invited one of his students, Stefano Porcinai, to Bibbiano and entrusted him to continue his work at the winery. Prior to this, Stefano Porcinai held an important position as an agronomist for the Chianti Classico consortium, taking part in Project 2000, in which the highest quality clones of vines were selected. Since 2000, Bibbiano winemakers have restored nearly 60% of their vineyards to a density of 5,500 plants per hectare; the vines are shaped according to the cordone speronato principle. Bibbiano wines have a classic structure, light color, aroma and delicate shape. Today Bibbiano produces some of the finest Sangiovese wines.
ColorinoAll products from this varietal
Colorino varietal wines have a rich beetroot color, good structure, body, high alcohol content and low acidity. The aroma is dominated by wild berries, spices and floral nuances.
It is important to note that Chianti un Chianti Classico are two different winemaking regions, but both have DOCG. In 1847 baron Bettino Ricasoli created a specific recipe for this wine that consisted of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Mavasia Bianca grapes, but in 2007 the use of white grapes in Chianti Classico was banned in order to highlight the king's Sangiovese character and elegance.
The hilly terrain and warm climate make Tuscany an ideal region for winemaking. It ranks third by the amount DOC and DOCG category wines after Piemonte and Veneto. Currently the most popular variety is the noble Sangiovese - it is extremely thermophilic and successfully reveals its best traits in warm climates. Wines have a lovely structure, velvety tannins and a fruity aroma, the color is rich ruby red, but the most distinguishable flavor notes are cherries, raspberries and spices.