Tenuta Di ValgianoTuscany, Italy
The story Tenuta di Valgiano started in 1992 when the ancient but disused estate was purchased by Moreno Petrini and his wife Laura.
The estate is some 40 hectares with 16 under vines and Laura now produces just 3 wines, two red and a white from a mixture of local grapes, Sangiovese, Cannaiolo, Trebbiano and Malvasia, and some small plantings of international varieties like Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The farm is worked according to natural principles, organic and non-interventionist with certain processes following the biodynamic character. The farm has started to produce fruit of outstanding quality, thanks to the age of the vines and benefit of natural farming on excellent terroir - sandstone bedrock with calcareous, marl and limestone - and the results are evident in the bottles. These are wines with grace and poise, from a lesser known corner of Tuscany but a region producing wine every bit as serious as its more illustrious neighbours.