A good wine is like a good movie: last for a moment and leaves you in the mouth a taste of glory; It is new with every sip and, as happens with movies, born and reborn in each taster.
2012 is also the year of production of the first Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, only 300 bottles of 0.500 lt, coming out on the market under the name “Insieme”; on the label is portrayed the tangle made by my hand, that of Giancarlo and of Giovanni.
With the 2015 vintage, came the Meticcio, a white vinification of the most varied red grapes, excluding the Sangiovese. From our oldest vineyard, after long walks between the rows in the warm months of August with our oenologist, we have precisely selected these grapes from strictly native vines that, expertly vinified, gave rise to a splendid “mix of fragrances and flavors” .
METICCIO is a project inspired by my two great passions, wine and animals; The law of “non-purity” is in this rose, made by Alicante, Canaiolo, Prugnolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino and so on, the same non-purity that in animals, in the case of dogs, is often the cause of abandonment. To them this wine is dedicated, represented on the label by our mongrel dog Tiberius, 1 euro of each bottle sold will be donated.
The aim of this project is to find followers throughout Italy and with the 2016 vintage comes the first: Tenci Zicari in Puglia begins production of Meticcio and the label shows Zaza’s portrait!
In the same year, our sparkling wine “FEMMINA” was born on zero-dose yeasts and debuted at Vinitaly 2017; Femmina because it is made with the malvasia of chianti, the only female grape of our territory.
In the range of our products we also have a barrique grappa obtained by distilling artisanally the pomace of our Chianti Classico; it is dedicated to my mother “Vittoria”, on which we find a label with a young man portrayed by his high school teacher and renowned Sienese artist Emilio Montagnani.
The future still looks very active: a small production of Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selection is to be introduced. The label will be dedicated to my husband and a Sangiovese passito to be refined in wood.
On the cultivation front, however, we are renovating the old vineyards and re-planting small new plots, which will improve the quality of our wines.
In the daily work we look to the past by treasuring my father’s teachings and with passion and commitment we try to make Lecci and Brocchi a little gem to shine in the wonderful world of Chianti Classico.