Casina Di Cornia

In 1979, we discovered the Casina di Cornia but already in 1100, a chapel dedicated to St. Romolo is mentioned at Cornia in the parish of St Leonino, a sign that several families of sharecroppers were already active in the area. The farm covers a total area of 24 hectares, 7 of which are vineyards, lying on the Southwestern slope of the Chianti hills between Florence and Siena. Ever since we started in 1980, we did cultivate according to organic agriculture and we have been “Bio” certified since 1983. Since 1996, after careful study, we have managed to totally eliminate copper as an anti-parasite; we use sulphur against oidium and a blend of clay, vegetable extracts and powdered rock against peronospora. To obtain wines that bring out all the body and quality of the grapes, we interfere with the grapes and the wine as little as possible. Work starts with ruthless pruning in order to limit production to between 35 and 45 hectolitres per hectare. In our quest for quality, we attempt to highlight the effects of seasonal variations in the characteristics of the grapes and valorize these differences every year. Depending on the quality of the grapes, we follow a strict selection strategy to produce different wines: Rosso Toscano, a light “everyday” wine -70% Sangiovese 20% Canaiolo and 10% Trebbiano and Malvasia; Chianti Classico, the more important wine, well structured- 100% Sangiovese; Chianti Classico “Vigna lòa Casina” Riserva, a choice of the best grapes, not produced every year- also 100% Sangiovese; and L’Amaranto, the “Supertuscan”- 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese.


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