Azienda Agricola Uggiano
Uggiano winery is hidden in the Florentine hills among the monasteries, churches, rustic villas and olive orchards. The Pesa River valley is home to Uggiano after it relocated from its birthplace in the Sonnino Castle of Montespertoli. The vineyards spread over rolling hillsides at an altitude of 250 to 300 meters between the Tuscan villages of Montepertoli, San Casciano, and San Vincenzo a Torri. The vineyards are planted with 90 percent Sangiovese and the other 10 percent Canaiolo.
Mr. Giuseppe Losapio, the owner of the winery, has a long history of winemaking, beginning with his oenology degree from a prestigious French university, and continuing with more than 35 years making Italian wines. Mr. Losapio focuses on producing elegant wines with fragrant and fruity bouquet.
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Chianti Colli Fiorentini, and Sangiovese are made following traditional Tuscan method. After the fermentation is completed, the wines are stored in 2000-3000 litres wooden casks or in stainless steel tanks.
The reserved wines are aged in 225 litres French oak barrels from the forests of Allier, Vosges, Nevers, and Limousine. More intense Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines are aged in new oak, while the Chianti Riserva is aged in second passage barrels in order to retain its delicate fruitful characteristics.
To learn more about Uggiano please visit the winery website www.uggiano.it