The project – Villa del Cigliano
Villa del Cigliano is located in one of the most prestigious areas of Tuscany, in the territory of Chianti Classico, about 15 km south of Florence. Built in the second half of the 400, was bought by Alessandro di Niccolò Antinori in the first half of the 500 and still belongs to descendants of the Antinori’s family. The historic cellars can be found inside the Villa and the entire complex is under the protection of the Ministry of Culture and Environment. Villa del Cigliano has never changed hands since the sixteenth century. The wine production is now managed by the two siblings Niccolò and Elisabetta Montecchi who continue the family tradition in producing high quality Wine and Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a strong tie to the territory.
Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Trebbiano, Malvasia
WINES AND APPELLATIONS
- DOCG Chianti Classico (Rosso) Cigliano / Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino
- DOCG Chianti Classico Riserva (Rosso) Villa Cigliano/ Sangiovese, Merlot
- IGT Toscana (Rosso) Suganella / Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
- IGT Toscana (Rosato) Demodé / Sangiovese
- DOC Vinsanto del Chianti Classico (Bianco) Villa Cigliano / Malvasia (dolce)
60 ha (25 vineyards)
COMMERCIAL POINT OF VIEW
Villa del Cigliano wines show a strong territorial identity and are the expression of an interesting sub-zone in the Chianti Classico, its northern part. All wines are produced exclusively with grapes grown in the family vineyards. Their wines favor elegance as opposite to power, maintaining a traditional style and pleasantness . The winery is totally family managed and has full control from the vineyards to the bottle. Villa del Cigliano is a Member of FIVI the Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers (www.fivi.it) which brings together, in Italy as in other European countries, winemakers who believe that: ” The independent winemaker defends his terroir, cultivates his vineyards, picks his own grapes, makes wine and bottles it in his own cellar, sells his products encouraging tastings and works aiming to total respect of traditions”.