Saturday, November 26, 2005

Fattoria di Lucignano, Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG'03, Tuscany, Italy

A smooth and fine Chianti not from the original area of production. This one is from one of the 7 other sub-areas allowed to produce Chianti, that's why it's not a called a Classico but a Colli Fiorentini from the name of its sub-area of production. Chianti Colli Fiorentini's area of production was first established in 1932.

Technical Data:Fattoria ( that mean Estate) di Lucignano's vineyard is surrounding the medieval town of Lucignano, located only a mile outside the western border of the Chianti Classico zone. The Chianti Colli Fiorentini from Lucignano Estate is considered one of the best if not the best of this Appellation! Made from 80% Sangiovese with addition of 10% Canaiolo Nero and 10% of other local varietals depending of the vintage. Traditional maceration on the skins for 12-18 days in cement vats, maturing in glazed cement vats for 12-18 months.

Description:Dark red color, distinctive Sangiovese characters on the nose with lots of red fruits aromas. Ripe cherries and berry flavors prevails on a velvety mouth with a touch of violets appearing on the mid-palate. Dry wine yet a very smooth finish showing soft tannins laced with woody notes in a long lasting finish.

Food Pairing & Service:Will go well with a wide range of food, my favourites will be mild cheeses and hearty pasta dishes.


Suggested Retail Price:$13.98


  1. Have not tried that particualr wine, however; I did spend 10 days in Lucignano and all of the local wines were fantastic. My wife and I cannot wait to return.

  2. I paid $6.00 for a glass of this in an italian restaurant. I really liked it. That's I found you blog. I was searching for availability. Love your site

  3. Where can we purchase this in Minnesota?

    Do you know who the dealer is?

    Thank you

  4. Dear Watson,
    unfortunately I have no idea who the dealer is for this wine, I have encounter it during diner with friends in a restaurant and was unable to get the info for myself either, as for knowing if it is distributed in MN I must honestly say I don't know.
    Very Sorry to do not be of any further help. Thanks for reading my blog :-)

  5. Hello All: this is many years too late, I realize, but I just happened upon this site.
    I am a wine rep for Quality Wine and Spirits, located in the Twin Cities, MN. We are indeed the distributor for this wonderful wine in MN; one of the stores that carries it is Zipps, in south Mpls. I hope you find this helpful, even if its a little too late... thank you!