The name of the estate derives from two families, the Droandis and the Mannuccis, although it is the Mannucci family, led by Roberto and his wife Maria Grazia, who run the estate today. The main part of the estate lies in Campolucci, on the eastern slopes of the Chianti mountains in the sub zone of Colli Aretini. The 6.5 hectares that surround the winery sit on sandy, alluvial soil and enjoy very good exposure. The other part of the estate is on the west side of the Chianti mountains at a much higher altitude (450 metres above sea level). The soil here is a little richer with more clay, although also more stones. This produces Chianti Classico. The Chianti Colli Aretini is made from 90% Sangiovese, 5% Cannaiolo and 5% other local varieties. It’s aged for a year in French barriques (not new) and then released a further year post bottling. It’s full of fruit with an ideal mix of teasing structure and juiciness and delivers an awful lot for the money.
Winemaker: Roberto Mannucci