18 June 2017
La Gerla
16 June 2017



F attoria Vignavecchia in Radda has been owned by the Beccari family since 1870, when it was inherited from the Minucci family, the estate’s original owners from the XVIII century, and is one of the most traditional producers of Chianti Classico. Fattoria Vignavecchia is located in the Province of Siena, about one kilometre outside the town of Radda in Chianti, and commands a spectacular view.

The estate extends over 42 hectares, including 19 hectares of vineyards and 3 of olive groves. The remaining land is covered by coppice and tall stem woodlands, so typical of the Tuscan hillsides. Vignavecchia vineyards grow on Pliocene soils consisting mainly of clayey schists, rich in skeleton, at an altitude ranging between 410 and 500 metres asl. The grape varieties grown here are Sangiovese (70%), Canaiolo (10%), Merlot (10%), San Colombano (Verdea) (5%), Malvasia and Chardonnay (5%). On soils like these, at these altitudes, the growth cycle of vines continues well into the second half of October; the grape harvest hardly ever begins before the second week in October. At Vignavecchia the wines made from Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes do not present deep or rich colour hues, but they are densely perfumed. The characteristic features of Vignavecchia wines include: an excellent degree of acidity, a moderate alcoholic content, and a great aging potential.