Marchesi Ginori Lisci: Centuries from fine porcelain to fine wine
Situated in the northern part of the Maremma area of Tuscany, the Marchesi Ginori Lisci Estate develops around a nucleus formed by the castle and the medieval village of Castello Ginori di Querceto.
In the 16th century, the castle was inherited by the Ginori family, who are also well-known for their famous porcelains. The property extends over a total area of 2000 hectares, 700 of which are cultivated for crops and the remainder is woodland.
The Estate stands only a few kilometres from the sea in an area of unspoilt beauty with a mild climate. The castle Ginori together with cellars, which are hidden in labyrinth of medieval buildings, is situated on top of the hill in a picturesque location within just few minutes drive from vineyards. This cellar was created in 2003 by restoring buildings inside the village.
Thanks to the initiative of Marquis Lionardo Lorenzo Ginori Lisci and his nephew, Luigi Malenchini, the family began growing and producing wines in 1999. Registered as Montescudaio DOC, fifteen hectares of specialized vineyards were planted in three homogeneous hillside areas.
The vines were chosen to enhance the character of the Sangiovese vine and the quality of international vines, such as Cabernet and Merlot, to give the wines the strong and distinctive character of the area. Luigi Malenchini is today in charge of estate as well as of local Montescudaio DOC consortium, while renowned Stefano Chioccioli is an oenology consultant.