Badia di Morrona: not only Chianti...
Situated in the hilly area of province Pisa in town of Terricciola, Badia di Morrona is one of the four abbeys which were founded by the counts of Fucecchio. The earliest information about its origins dates back to the end of the 11th century. All the land belonging to the Badia di Morrona has been dedicated to agriculture and vines for hundreds of years.
The estate currently covers an area of approximately 500 hectares, ¼ of which are under DOCG and DOC vineyards and olive groves.
Various terroirs are unique, once undersea and now rich in marine nutrients, they vary from predominantly clay soil to sandy, mineral soils. This different variety of soil types and the particular exposure of the vineyards foster excellent production cycles as the vines also benefit from a dry and lightly-ventilated microclimate.
Badia di Morrona is a firm estate with a lot of potential. Over the last few years winery has matched its growth in the quality of wines with the installation of carefully chosen, innovative technology whilst maintaining traditional winemaking techniques and safeguarding the individual characteristics of wines produced in this region.
Apart of Chianti (I Sodi del Paretaio 2007 is called by Gambero Rosso’09 wine guide as “A sincere, wonderfully drinkable wine with exceptional breadth on the nose. Especially good value for money”) there are other impressive wines, an evidence of qualitative growth of the estate: N’Antia, VignAalta, Suvera. A part of this success is fairly shared by estate’s winemaker Giorgio Marone.