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About us

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA FRANCESCA

Among tradition, passion, innovation and respect of the environment in accordance with organic farming

My name is Franca and our story begins in 2004 when my husband Patrizio and I decide to buy 7 hectares of land surrounding our house. The company name comes from a beautiful chapter of our life: the birth of our daughter Francesca, who is a constant source of strength and inspiration for the activity.

From this moment begins a real and proper adventure, one of those “bets” that you can dare and win, not only motivated by economic reasons, but by a true passion that involves historical and cultural values.

With brave and continuous investments, we begin to specialize more and more in viticulture, acquiring new vineyards located on the sunny hills of Empoli and San Miniato, where the rows of wines harmoniously follow the orographic conformation of the land. Currently the company owns ​​25 hectares of vineyards (3 in Empoli and 22 in San Miniato) and 6 hectares of olive groves. This is how our family’s philosophy was created: produce wine and oil starting from tradition, with the application of innovative techniques, always maintaining typicality and respect of the environment. The organic agriculture method is therefore chosen, as it seems to us the most suitable to express this union between tradition and innovation. The journey was not easy and fast, on the contrary it developed slowly through study, research and knowledge and is obviously in continuous becoming.

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Terrain and vineyards in the heart of Tuscany

The terrain

Position

The vineyards are located on the hills that face the Arno valley approx 120 meters above sea level, area within which the production of Chianti Docg is cultivated.

Terreni dell'azienda agricola a Empoli

Properties

The soil has a marine origine due to sea water withdrawal and contains clay, silt and alkaline; it is deep and has a good presence of stone, in which is often possible to notice the presence of fossil fragments such as small seashells, that testify to the geological history of these territories. These peculiarities give the wine mineral character and a good structure.

The vineyards

Peculiarities

The vineyards are mainly facing south-east and have a plant density of 5.000 plants per hectare, cordon spur bred or Guyot-trained.

Vigneti dell'azienda agricola

Age and extension

Age of the vineyards: about 25 years.
Extension of the vineyards: 25 hectares.

Distribution

They are divided in two macro areas that share the same pedoclimatic conditions

Società Agricola a Empoli

Localization

Empoli: 3 hectares
San Miniato: 22 hectares

White grapes

Vermentino, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia lunga.

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Red grapes

Sangiovese, Merlot, Alicante, Canaiolo, Montepulciano n., Cabernet sauvignon.

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