‘Fattoria di Petrognano’ has been owned by the Pellegrini family since 1962. It is located at Montelupo Fiorentino, in the province of Florence, immersed in an enchanting scenery of green hills and hundred-year-old cypresses. Its total area consists of 87 hectares, of which 30 are specialized vineyards planted with Sangiovese, Trebbiano Toscano, Chardonnay, Canaiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. The careful selection of grapes, the traditional and at the same time modern wine-making plants, as well as man’s skilled and passionate work, allow each of the 150,000 bottles produced annually representing a small gem, reserved for connoisseurs of the Italian wines. The marketing direction of the company is managed by the property, now in the fourth and fifth generation, while the manufacturing sector is carried out by a group of trusted experts collaborators: Pietro, Angelo, and Emanuele Pellegrini deal with both national and international market choices, while the land agent Fulvio Galgani and the wine-making expert Paolo Zadra allow the work both in vineyard and winery being properly managed.
The ‘Chianti Meme DOCG’ is the flagship wine of the company, for both quantity and image. It is registered to the Consortium of Chianti and has been started towards organic conversion since 2014. This wine is strongly linked to its territory and it is dedicated to Emanuele, present owners’ grandfather, who recently passed away. It can be said that Emanuele marked the turning point in the way of working in the farm. For realizing this wine, composed of 90% Sangiovese and 10% ‘Canaiolo’, 5 different selections were made in the owned vineyards, and 5 different plots have been separately vinified. Only the best wines were then assembled in order to create the final Chianti, whose annual production is of about 100,000 bottles. Meme is deliberately vinified into the typology 'young'. It is characterized by an intense ruby red colour, a scent of blackberry and cherry fruit, a full and fruity flavour, with good structure and velvety tannins. It represents 70% of the production of the Fattoria Petrognano, and it is also present in the ‘reserve’ version. The ‘Meme Chianti Riserva DOCG 2011’ follows the 2007 one and it is characterized by a deep red garnet colour, an elegant scent, with hints of ripe fruit and jam, and a comp lex and refine
d taste, characterized by a great structure persisting in mouth.
The ‘Toscana Igt’ wine deserves a special mention. It is a special blend of ‘Sangiovese’ and ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ with an excellent quality/price ratio.
‘Valente’ wine is a Bordeaux blend with ‘Merlot’ and ‘Syrah’, an international red wine, well structured, with soft tannins and long persistence.
Creso’wine, too, is excellent. It is a blend of ‘Viognier’ and ‘Chardonnay’, a white wine rich, elegant and persistent.