Piandaccoli is a project of passion, research and excellence, which was born with the aim of bringing back to life the autochthonous grapes of Tuscan Renaissance.
Thanks to Giampaolo Bruni’s will, in 2004 the project took shape.
The precious grapes, that characterized the Tuscan wine scene until the mid-1800s before they disappeared due to the phylloxera epidemic, have been planted in the family vineyards.
Foglia Tonda, Pugnitello, Mammolo, Barsaglina together with the best known Sangiovese and Colorino are the main characters of our vineyards.
The rediscovery of autochthonous grapes
The autochthonous varieties of the Renaissance have been recovered through a research project of the University of Florence, which began with the discovery of some grape seeds in the Medici family’s tombs during the second post-war period and continued in the early 1980s with DNA experiments in the Vitiarium of Cortona.
This is how our estate, which has always been dedicated to wine, discovers a unique vocation for grapes that are difficult to cultivate elsewhere.
Our terroir, in fact, gives hints and aromas that enhance priceless grapes: thanks to the strong temperature variations created by the five deep canyons – also called “accoli” in ancient tuscan language – which cross our Estate, the skins of the grapes thicken and are enriched with precious anthocyanins.
Our task is to protect and enhance what Nature offers us.
In fact, we firmly believe in bio-diversity and in the importance of preserving our past. For this reason, we only work with the products of our land and respect the plant and fruit from the vineyard to the bottle.
We hand-harvest all 20 hectares, we vinify in purity, using the latest technologies and dose the wood sparingly.
Close to the wine production there is the oil production: we also produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Moraiolo, Frantoio and Leccino cultivar.
These are the products we create just outside the medieval village of Malmantile, in the suggestive hills of Lastra a Signa, within the Chianti appellation. A place with great potential that allows us to combine the past and the future of Tuscan winemaking: recovering a past that reaches out to the taste of tomorrow.