Tenute Piccini has four separate estates in its portfolio and ranks as one of the most recognized brands of Tuscan wine in the world. Mario and Martina Piccini, now the 4th generation of the Piccini Family, remember what their father once said: "everything that we do in the present is both for the past and the future".
"Valiano is my family's home, our legacy and my dream. One time, my father passed me a glass of wine and asked me what I think. I remember with such clarity the surprise of realizing that I tasted everything at the same time: bitter and sweet, savor and acidic, all so perfectly mingled, but my palate asked "is there more? That feeling I carry with me since then and I am always looking to relive that strong and profound emotion of my first realization that wine is a living thing. I guess all that I do is guided by this irrational desire to share the joy of tasting a glass of wine." – Mario Piccini
Piccini family’s estate in Maremma, cradled at the foothills of the ancient hamlet of Gavorrano, near the glittering Gulf of Follonica. A territory in plain contrast to the ordered and romantic Chianti hillsides around Siena and Florence, Maremma, from the Latin word meaning “of the sea" covers an area that roughly corresponds to the coastal province of Grossetto, a region of unpretentious charm and unspoiled natural beauty that earned it the reputation as Tuscany’s “wild frontier".
Villa Al Cortile in Montalcino
In our making of Brunello we are following the rules of simplicity, equilibrium and tradition and our ambition is to bring forward with every vintage wines that are the result of the binomial equation Sangiovese – Montalcino. We do not strive for maximum of extraction and “big" flavors. Rather we allow the unique characteristics of each vintage and vineyard to shine through, emphasizing the typical Sangiovese character in the context of its dedicated territory.
This is the youngest estate to join Piccini family in 2013 located in the heart of Basilicata, amongst the volcanic hills of Monte Vulture. It was home of Latin poet Horace at an altitude of between 400 and 600 meters above sea level. High quality fruit is obtained from Guyot trained vines and a modern cellar suitable for the vinification and maturation of premium wine ensuring that Aglianico holds the special bond between the land, the grape and Piccini’s commitment to bring forward one of the truly Grand Wines of the South.