The Tenuta San Jacopo winery was in a state of disrepair, its old vine Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Trebbiano vines lying uncared for, until 2002.
Then three wine-loving brothers from Milan purchased the property and set about restoring it to its former glory. Located in the dry hills between Florence and Arezzo, this mid-sized property is planted to 38 ha (93.9 acres) of vines, with another 20ha to old olive groves.
Portions of the vineyards were replanted after the purchase, while the older, healthier vines were tended to and brought up to modern standards.
Certified Organic methods are used to take care of the land, the vines, and the grapes. These are then hand-harvested in small baskets, then sorted again at the winery and destalked before going into stainless or wood fermentation tanks (depending on the cuvee). The end results are lovely, earthy old-school renditions of Chianti.