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Piccini unveils Generazione Vigneti

Piccini has launched Generazione Vigneti, a new project that unites its five family estates across Italy under “one vine, one territory”.

The Piccini family’s winemaking pedigree stretches back to the late 19th century, though it was not until four generations later in 1995 that Mario Piccini acquired what is now Fattoria di Valiano in Chianti, a property once owned by Italian President Giovanni Gronchi.

Now, almost thirty years later and under the custodianship of the fifth generation of the family, there are a further four estates in the Piccini portfolio: Tenuta Moraia in Maremma (on the Tuscan coast), Villa al Cortile in Brunello di Montalcino, Regio Cantina at the foot of Mount Vulture (an extinct volcano in Basilicata), and Torre Mora near Sicily’s Mount Etna.

Generazione Vigneti brings all five of the Piccini family’s estates under one broad umbrella, while each still retains its independence.

Through the project, Ginevra, Benedetta and Michelangelo Piccini, supported by winemakers Alessandro Barabesi and Pasquale Presutto, are striving to highlight how distinct differences in terroir create the nuance within each of the estate’s wines.

For example, whereas Tenuta Moraia’s wines, such as Apricaia and Albus, display a clear maritime influence due to the estate’s proximity to the Mediterranean sea, Regio Cantina and Torre Mora’s volcanic soils imbue the wines with an intense mineral quality.

Much of the Piccini family’s intricate knowledge of the terroir of each estate is due to research, with Valiano being subject to soil mapping to allow the viticultural team to get the best out of each parcel.

One unifying thread of all five estates is their commitment to sustainable and ecological viticulture. Many of the vineyards are certified as organic through Equalitas, are organic but yet to be certified, or in conversion.

The hope is that through optimising the terroir of every estate, and pursuing sustainability, the Piccini family can continue to get the best out of each for generations to come.

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