The Pietrafitta winery has been producing wine over 450 years at the same location. In addition to being one of the oldest estates, Pietrafitta is one of the most famous and respected producers in the region.
The history of the winery goes back to the times of Michelangelo and Dante. In fact, both Michelangelo and Dante refer to Vernaccia in their writings. Probably, the wine was produced at Pietrafitta.
The winery is located at the top of a hill that overlooks the town of San Gimignano. Pier Paolo Muri oversees the winery operation and continues the centuries old tradition of producing fine Tuscan wines at the estate.
Pietrafitta Vernaccia was one of Italy’s first DOC white wines. Pietrafitta has combined new and modern winemaking techniques with age old traditions to produce the best Vernaccia possible. This wine is fresh and fruity but exhibits the full-bodied character associated with the Vernaccia grape.
Pietrafitta Vernaccia is a very versatile food wine that can accompany many dishes. (Alc. 12% by vol.)
The Sienese Hills growing district produces some of the finest Chianti wines from the region and is almost always more affordable than Chianti from the neighboring Classico district. This Chianti is produced in a fruit forward style; easy to drink yet with the complexity and structure of the Sangiovese grape. Alc. 12.5% by vol.)
This wine is grown in a vineyard where cork trees previously grew. “Sughero” means cork. This premium red wine is made from select Sangiovese grapes with some Merlot added. It is then aged in small oak barrels to give complexity and balance. Enjoy this wine at a fraction of the price of most “Super Tuscan” wines. (Alc. 12.5% by vol.)
This wine is produced using the best Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes, left to dry for several months. After pressing, both the fermentation and maturing takes place in small casks for a minimum of five years. It is offered to the consumer after a six month period of bottle refinement. This mellow dessert wine is smooth with a hazelnut finish. (Alc. 15% by vol.)