Fattoria di Piazzano is southwest of Florence in the rolling hills of western Chianti. The big Tuscan sky offered its 1948 founder, Otello Bettarini, the opportunity to follow his two passions, wine anD astronomy. In the late 1990’s Rolando and Ilaria Bettarini took the reins of the vineyard and winery. The 34 ha are farmed organically and sustainably. Most of Piazzano’s production remains in Italy where it attracts a loyal following of consumers seeking great value Chianti.
GRAPE VARIETY : Sangiovese 85% , Canaiolo and other
autochthon red grapes from the Estate 15%
TRAINING SYSTEM : Sprur pruning.
HARVESTING PERIOD: Harvest takes place from the end
of September to the first two weeks of October.
HARVESTING METHOD: Manual and mechanical
harvesting in the new vineyards and selection of the
PRESSING: Soft pressing.
MACERATION ON THE SKINS for 3 weeks with pumping
over the cap.
FERMENTATION AND AGEING: Alcoholic and malolatic
fermentation with native yeasts. Ageing in vitrified
cement tanks . Futher ageing in bottle for 4/5 months.
TASTING NOTES: Nice ruby red colour , on the nose red
cherry and floreal notes , on the palate, freshness and
intensity in harmony with soft tannins.
LONGEVITY : Around 5 years.
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