Vinci, where vines find the right place
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Where Vinci is located
It may sound odd, but often foreign tourists don't associate the name of Leonardo da Vinci, to the hometown of the famous genius. They are convinced that it's just a proper noun. With the same easiness we can say that many don't know where Vinci is located.Sometimes one needs to see a map, not only the above mentioned people. Let alone if then we get into specifics, talking about wine.
Yet, this is a land graced not only with beauty - like all of Tuscany, but with many aspects that can compete with the most famous areas. It's imbued with the history of Carmignano, with the proximity of Chianti Classico and you can breath the atmosphere of the Province of Lucca. We're kind of what Mâconnais is to Bourgogne!
The olive trees here, take the lion's share in the landscape because of the mild climate. Wine production is the second best.
The vinyards and the olive trees
Then, as often happens (thank goodness), new generations arrive. They are well aware that what seems to be immovable can change, and how.
The vinyards moved the olive trees - and conventional agriculture - a little further. Conventional farming is not evil, but it is true that organic and biodynamic lines of production add a different dimension, of respect and the will to see all the possibilities and uses of the territory.
We don't lose sight of our traditional Tuscan grapes, like Sangiovese and Trebbiano, in fact they are enhanced with new maceration and ageing.
We search for drinkability, elegance, and the possibility to drink without an accompaniment dish.
Is it possible? Yes, it is.
You just need to discover that a same one vinyard can have many declinations. As if it were a pantone, where for instance green has an infinite range of nuances and everyone can find their color.
Personally, I find that this is the true charme of wine, when it meets different soils even in a few miles.
I would advise, if you are passionate and curious, come and breath the same landscape of Leonardo, where he studied and wrote about racking and fermentation. Then, stop by the wine-cellars. Taste, stroll through the vinyards. And I am sure that when you will hear about Vinci, after the Genius, you'll think of how much you enjoyed the wine you drank.