San Vincenti is a 148-acre farm in Gaiole in Chianti. The owner of this charming privately owned winery in Gaiole in Chianti is Roberto Pucci, a 70+ year old dynamic entrepreneur from Prato, who became enamored of the beautiful Chianti area a few years ago and decided to dedicate all his resources to the production of wine with great character. Leading this project is oenologist, Carlo Ferrini, one of the most celebrated winemaking consultants in Italy, who himself has been awarded “Winemaker of the Year” by Gambero Rosso and by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
San Vincenti winery has two vineyards: STIGNANO which extends for 14 acres. Half of the acres are planted mainly with older Sangiovese grapes and the other half is entirely planted with newer Sangiovese; LE CORTICELLE has 5 acres planted with Merlot grapes. The soil of this area is a mixture of clay and calcareous rock called galestro.
The village of Gaiole in Chianti’s history is closely tied to its position at the junction of roads between the Chianti area and the Upper Arno Valley. For this reason, it developed into the market place for the nearby castles, and it has been mentioned in legal documents since 1215. Gaiole and its community joined the Lega del Chianti (Chianti League) in the fourteenth century along with Radda and Castellina. The alliance’s coat of arms was a black rooster that later became the symbol and name of one of the most famous red wines produced here: Chianti Classico.