Agricola Villa Cerna
Il Gusto Toscano - Villa Cerna
It all began in 1893, when Luigi Cecchi became a professional taster and recognized the potential of Italian viticulture. It soon becomes clear to him that the diversity of the home region does not lie in a single place and origin, but has many facets. Knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next and is developed between tradition, innovation and environmental awareness.
At the beginning of the 1960s, the Cecchi family expanded their property by acquiring the historic Villa Cerna winery, whose testimony dates back to the year 1000, remains in the possession of the church for many centuries and is praised in historical documents of the 12th century for its outstanding suitability for viticulture. An enormous historical potential for high quality wines.
In this way, the historic villa is restored and a new winery is set up at the foot of the vineyard hills for wine production and maturation. The vineyards are situated on the first hill, coming from Siena, on the way to the Chainti Classico area.
Here, old, historically grown Sangiovese vines are cultivated, but also completely new Sangiovese clones selected according to the most modern criteria are planted, ideally suited for the given soil conditions. The perfect orientation towards the sun, favours the best ripening, the Pliocene soils show clay, limestone, yellow sand and sea fossils. Terroir and climate are reflected in the wine: fine floridity, generous on the palate, warm and always supported by a suitable acidity.
The estate produces only two wines, the Chianti Classico and the Riserva, which reflect all the power and essence of the Chianti Classico.
In the 1990s, the two brothers Andrea and Cesare Cecchi, in collaboration with two experienced restaurateurs, enriched the historic Villa Cerna winery with an elegant and modern restaurant. Guests and friends of the winery can enjoy fine and classic Tuscan cuisine, visit the winery, taste Italian wines, celebrate and shop.
More information about Agricola Villa Cerna
|Company Name:||Villa Cerna|
|Street:||Località Cerna Casina dei Ponti 57|
|City:||53011 Castellina in Chianti (SI)|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+39 0577 54311|
|Fax:||+39 0577 543150|
|Year of Incorporation:||1893|
|Company Group:||Gruppe Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi e Figli Srl|
|Company Owner:||Familie Cecchi|
|Managing Director:||Andrea e Cesare Cecchi|
|Cultivated Area:||Toskana, Chianti Classico|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||Villa Cerna|
|Soil Type, Soil Characteristics:||Lehm-und kalhaltige Böden, gelber Sand, Meeresfossilien|