Fattoria di Magliano: From easy-drinking Morellino to a great structure of noble reds
Fattoria di Magliano is a wine estate and also agritourism establishment situated near the municipality of Magliano, in southern part of coastal Tuscany. At a height above sea level which varies between 140 and 250 metres, the farm is located in one of the most beautiful agricultural areas of the Maremma. Fattoria di Magliano stands within several kilometers from the coast, with a stunning view to Monte Argentario and blue stripe of sea waters between the promontory and mainland.
The physical and chemical structure of the soil on the property is ideal for arboreal cultivation and, in particular, for vines, as the environment has provided them with the perfect growing conditions since ancient times.
The property currently covers an area of approximately 100 hectares, with vineyards planted under Sangiovese (mostly used for Morellino di Scansano), Syrah, Vermentino and typical Bordeaux varieties. One of the heights covered by farm’s territory is known as Poggio Bestiale (Animal Hill) and is considered to be a piece of land with the most valuable soil, producing excellent Syrah grape for estate’s top wine Perenzo and giving the name to another reserva wine styled in Bordeaux traditions.
The 1500 m2 cellar is on two levels, one of which is below ground. This modern high-tech cellar was completed in 2001, the year the first wine was made. An area of the cellar is dedicated to an ongoing experiment, at that time one of the first in Italy: the ageing of wines in small concrete containers.
The estate is launched by Lucca entrepreneur Agostino Lenci. From the beginning his goal was to totally respect local traditions and the surrounding environment, but to aim at using all the most modern technologies for achieving the highest levels of quality. Together with the choice of the correct techniques, this guarantees a production that is highly qualified.
Oenology consultant of the estate is Graziana Grassini, whose work is supported by cellar master Simone … and agronomy consultant Valerio Barbieri.