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Toscana / Giovanni Chiappini
Place: Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
Square: 10 He
Quantity: 60 000
Owner: Giovanni Chiappini
Agronomist: Giovanni Chiappini
Enologist: Emiliano Falsini

Giovanni Chiappini

The agricultural enterprise Giovanni Chiappini is situated in the heart of the DOC Bolgheri zone at the Via Bolgherese,  the road where the most important wine estates of the Bolgheri region are located. The story of this enterprise tells us about the consistently renewed family tradition of the head of the family, Giovanni Chiappini, son of farmers that had moved from the Marche to the Bolgheri region in the fifties. This tradition was inherited by the two daughters Martina and Lisa who assist their father in the work on the estate. The particular difference in the work and the growth of the Chiappini family is found in their special connection to the soil, interpreted as mother earth and cultivated in a symbiosis with the working power.

The total area of the estate is about 23 hectares and comprises 6 vineyards dating from 1978 to 2012 year.

The most important grape variety in terms of Bolgheri tradition are Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and a small plot with Sangiovese and Vermentino.

The winery shifted to fully organic agricultural production  in 2010. Hence the vines and olives are treated with copper and sulfur, the crop rows are sprinkled
with a water-based herbal mixture and manured with organic fertilizers,
with respect to the ground, the environment and the people who work the land.

Today the wine production amounts to about 60.000 bottles per year. There are two production lines: on the one hand the DOC wines, also numerically representative of the wine estate, with Le Grottine, Ferruggini, Felciaino and Guado de' Gemoli, and on the other hand the Lienà line with the single grape varieties Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The Lienà is produced in limited quantity, and only in years of outstanding vintages. It originated as an experiment of Giovanni who wanted to discover and to understand how each of these grape varieties is able to express the territory.

To learn more about the winery please visit the website www.giovannichiappini.it

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