Francesco Redi
BACCHUS IN TUSCANY
FLORENCE 1685
If there is anyone who does not like it. Vernaccia,
harvested in Pietrafitta,
forbidden, cursed,
flee from my presence ...
Francesco Redi
BACCHUS IN TUSCANY
FLORENCE 1685
If there is anyone who does not like it. Vernaccia,
harvested in Pietrafitta,
forbidden, cursed,
flee from my presence ...
Francesco Redi
Bacco in Toscana
Firenze 1685
If there is anyone who does not like it. Vernaccia,
harvested in Pietrafitta,
forbidden, cursed,
flee from my presence ...
Francesco Redi
Bacco in Toscana
Firenze 1685
If there is anyone who does not like it. Vernaccia,
harvested in Pietrafitta,
forbidden, cursed,
flee from my presence ...
Francesco Redi
Bacco in Toscana
Firenze 1685
If there is anyone who does not like it. Vernaccia,
harvested in Pietrafitta,
forbidden, cursed,
flee from my presence ...
Francesco Redi
Bacco in Toscana
Firenze 1685
If there is anyone who does not like it. Vernaccia,
harvested in Pietrafitta,
forbidden, cursed,
flee from my presence ...

PIETRAFITTA: SAVOURING HISTORY

Drinking Pietrafitta wine is much more than a pleasant sensorial experience. It’s a journey through time. A journey that unfolds in the past, even prior to the Year One Thousand. In the area that is now ​​the Pietrafitta estate, historical evidence indicates the presence of an agricultural community as early as 961 A.D. These were groups of fortified farmhouses belonging to the Castello dei Fosci, feudal property of the Marquis Ugo Salico of Tuscany.
Ever since those times, among alternating vicissitudes, noble families have dwelled in this enchanting estate. Over the centuries these families have accompanied the estate towards its acquisition, at the end of the nineteenth century, by the Italian royal household of the SAVOIA-AOSTA. Following World War II, and the flight of the monarchs, the royal estate became property of Countess Alba Balbi Valier. In 1966, the work of this strong-willed noblewoman, guided by an deep passion for the wine world, enabled Pietrafitta to produce the very first Italian D.O.C. wines, i.e. wines with a designated controlled origin, with a white D.O.C. wine, the Vernaccia, as well as a red D.O.C. wine, the Chianti.

The original D.O.C. plants are still alive today, and they continue to adorn the farmhouses of this great estate with their precious genetic heritage. One may rightfully state that the official history of Italian wines begins in San Gimignano, in the Pietrafitta estate.

METHODOLOGY

PRESERVE THE TRADITION

Today the estate carries on the historic winemaking tradition with an extensive cultivation carried out in full respect of the territory, where it has resided for centuries and of all its natural resources.

Pietrafitta

THE CELLAR

VERNACCIA DI PIETRAFITTA is the first Italian wine to have had the Controlled Designation of Origin recognized, in 1966.

The Vernaccia of Petrafitta

The fame of the VERNACCIA di SAN GIMIGNANO grape and wine – which is actually originally the VERNACCIA DI PIETRAFITTA – dates back over the centuries and is testified by numerous historical documents, Official Acts and passages of literature. The introduction into the San Gimignano area around 1200 is mainly attributed to the Ligurian Vieri de ‘Bardi, while it seems that Zanobi and Angiolo de’ Bardi, Vieri’s heirs, developed the cultivation of this precious grape. Some conflicting sources claim, on the other hand, that a certain Perone Peroni, coming from Greece, would have planted it for the first time in Pietrafitta in 1280. However, this thesis clashes with the evidence found in the “Regulations of the Gabella of the Municipality of San Gimignano” of 1276, which testify to the flourishing of the Vernaccia trade, which soon became famous on the tables of the nobles and rich people of Tuscany, and then in the rest of Tuscany. ‘Italy. The inaccuracies on the origins arise from the fact that the Ligurian Vernaccia and the Greek Wine were produced at the same time in the municipal area.
at the same time in the municipal area.

Pietrafitta

Contacts

Address

Località Cortennano 54,
53037 - San Gimignano (SI).

Telephone

+39 057 794 11 33

Email

info@pietrafitta.com

WhatsApp

+39 353 406 50 42

Address

Località Cortennano 54,
53037 - San Gimignano (SI).

telephone

+390577941133

Email

info@pietrafitta.com

WhatsApp

+39 3534065042

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