Podere Giocoli, Terranova Bracciolini

Marco Cannoni started early, only 12 years old he was already the one driving the tractor for his grandfather. By that time they didn’t bottle their own wine, they drank a part of it and sold the rest in bulk.

Since 1998 he is doing this full time and have been bottling all wines under his own label ever since. He tends 8,2 hectares of vines spread out on 8 parcels around the estate, which is located on the foot of the Prato Magno hill. These vineyards has fortunately never seen any chemicals and are full of life.

Since 2018 years back he also has a helping hand and partner in crime, another Marco, who has been spending his whole adult life as a consultant winemaker at various estates in the region.

These wines feel like wines from the region should according to me; Great aromatics, lush red fruit and that unmistakable Italian structure.

2020 Caloia

Soil: Sand, and fossil limestone
Grape: Old vine Trebbiano
Appellation: IGP
Age of Vines: Planted around 1970
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press followed by ageing in old barrels. Bottled in May 2021.


2020 Chianti ’Aenne’

Soil: Sandstone, clay and limestone
Grape: 80% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino, 10% Malvasia
Appellation: Chianti DOCG
Age of Vines: planted 2007-2010
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented for 10 days with the skins. After pressing ageing took place in concrete tanks before bottling in April 2021.


 2019, 2021 Chianti ´Diamine´ (2020 Also in 2 liter ´Fiasco´bottles)

Soil: Sandstone, clay and limestone.
Grape: 80% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino, 5% Malvasia, 5% Trebbiano
Appellation: Chianti DOCG
Age of Vines: planted 1975
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented for 15 days. After pressing aging took place in botti before being bottled in August the year following harvest.


2018 Chianti ’Diamine’

Soil: Sandstone, clay and limestone
Grape: 80% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino, 5% Malvasia, 5% Trebbiano

Appellation: Chianti DOCG
Age of Vines: planted 1975
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented for 15 days. After pressing ageing took place in botti before bottling in June 2019.


2017 ’Arzillo’ (Also in magnum bottle)

Soil: Rocky clay
Grape: Sangiovese
Appellation: IGT
Age of Vines: planted 2015
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented for 21 days with the skins. After pressing ageing took place in concrete tanks before bottling in September 2018.


2015 Chianti ’Alione’

Soil: Sandstone, clay and limestone, 250-300 meters above sea level.
Grape: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Canaiolo
Appellation: Chianti DOCG
Age of Vines: planted in 1975
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented for 15 days with the skins. After pressing aging took place in botti for 15 months and have since been kept to age in bottle.


2012 100 Staja

Soil: Sandstone, clay and limestone, 250-300 meters above sea level.
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: IGT
Age of Vines: 10-20 years
Yields: 35 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented for 15 days with the skins. After pressing 2/3 aged in old barrique and 1/3 in new oak for 46 months before bottling. 5000 bottles produced


2013 Fottìo

Soil: Sandstone, clay and limestone   
Grape
: Sangiovese

Appelation: IGT
Age of Vines: planted in 1962
Yields: 35 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed, then fermented for 15 days with the skins. After pressing ageing took place on old barriques for 18 months and have since bottling spent ageing time on bottle.