“ E tutto d'intorno un magnifico bosco di lecci ”

Farm

Where the culture of the vine becomes culture

La Leccia is located on the hills of the Val di Botte near Montespertoli, in the heart of Tuscany and Chianti. From here it dominates the Val di Pesa and Val d'Elsa, a vast area with a centuries-old viticultural vocation where, due to pedo-climatic characteristics, the cultivation of the vine has become culture. The territory of the property, located about 200 meters above sea level. and characterized by fairly regular hill slopes, it’s exposed in a context of great variability. The terrain is also characterized by a general dynamism under the pedological profile. Pliocene marls, clays and hamlets of Alberese allow to obtain a magnificent variety of wine, a profound expression of the territory.

The typical climate of the area is ideal for growing vines: from the north Montalbano mount acts as a barrier to cold air currents, while from east the fertile sea breezes make an essential contribution to the health of the plants and to the characterization of the wines. Temperatures in summer are hot, with moderate temperature variations during the night, and quite moderate during the rest of the year. This context plays a central role for the correct ripening of the grapes.

The 25 hectares of vineyards are composed of both native vines, such as Sangiovese and Trebbiano, and international varieties, such as Syrah and Merlot, which have found generous "citizenship" among our rows. About 3,500 olive trees of different Tuscan cultivars (Moraiolo, Frantoio, Leccino and Madonna dell’Impruneta) complete the agricultural picture. The entire property is surrounded by a magnificent holm oak forest which has a protective function for certified organic crops, as well as purifying the air and maintaining biodiversity.

La Leccia has been owned by the Bagnoli family since the 1970s. Since 2013, the new generations have decided to take care of this precious agricultural reality with the passion, measure and pride, typical of the daring undertaking of doing business every day. A direct involvement of a family that was born in this land and returns to it along a journey of head and heart.