Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
The Piaggia farm is situated in the commune of Poggio a Caiano, in the province of Prato, about 14 kilometres west of Florence. It has vineyards in the Carmignano Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin area, partly in the commune of Poggio a Caiano and partly in the commune of Carmignano.
The winery was set up by Mauro Vannucci, who purchased the land in the DOC area near Piaggia in the mid 70s; he was convinced that the excellent exposure to the sun and the permeable, dry and clayey soil would produce a great Carmignano wine.
He produced the first Piaggia Carmignano Riserva DOCG in 1991 and since then his passion for wine has steadily grown. He has involved his daughter Silvia in this project and she is now the current owner of the winery. At the beginning of the 90s he bought a further 15 hectares in one of the best areas of the appellation, a kind of natural basin a few hundred metres from the centre of Carmignano, which gives a spectacular view of the city of Florence. The current property extends to about 25 hectares, 15 of which are cultivated with vines.
Owner: Vannucci Family
Winemaker: Alberto Antonini & Emilano Falsini
Varietals planted: Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Total acres: 54 hectares of property
Soil: Medium-textured soil with clay and galestro
Winery production: 120.000 bottles (reds)
News & Awards
Vini d'italia - Gambero Rosso 2018
Piaggia Carmignano Riserva DOCG 2014, 3 Bicchieri
The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker 2012
Poggio de'Colli IGT Toscana 2010, 94/100
Poggio de'Colli IGT Toscana 2008, 92/100