The Wine cellar

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In the 60s Nello Gori and his son Alessandro buy the il Pozzo agricultural company, and start the production and worldwide export of Chianti wines. Inevitably, the passion for agriculture and wine is transmitted to the third generation (Gianni and Duccio Gori, sons of Alexander). They establish Tenuta della Luia in 1997.

Wines with character are produced thanks to the collaboration started in 2000 with the winemaker Fabrizio Moltard. The wines are modern and durable and perfectly represent the territory, the passion and the commitment to produce them. The tradition of the Chianti wine is enhanced by our fresh and fruity Monticello, while the Luia selection expresses our passion for the super Tuscan style great red wines, particularly the Merlot that is compatible with the Pliocene clays our hills are rich of.

The soils of the company, approximately 40 ha, are located on the hills of Certaldo, the town of Giovanni Boccaccio. The vineyards face the south – south west on the beautiful Val D’Elsa, in a territory where the production of wine was known since Etruscan times.

Tenuta della Luia company profilevigna tenuta della luia

  • Gianni Gori (sales, tours and tastings, tractor operator)
  • Duccio Gori (Head of vineyards, cellar, tractor operator)
  • Winemaker: Fabrizio Moltard
  • Surface area: 40 ha of vineyard
  • Production: 2000 hl of bulk DOCG Chianti wine sold in tanks
  • 15,000 bottles produced annually from the best vineyards and following cutting edge procedures (Chianti and IGT wines aged in oak barrels). Local distribution and export to Europe and the United States
  • Age of the vineyards: 10-15 years
  • Year of foundation: 1997
  • Altitude of the vineyards: 250-300 m above sea level
  • Planted varietals: Sangiovese, Colorino, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon and Syrah
  • Terrain: entirely hillside, positioned from south to southwest. Sands, tuffs, clays and silt with almost zero rock fragments, except for significant amounts of fossil shells. These hills were in fact the bottom of an ancient sea that existed about 5 million years ago (geological era of the early Pliocene).
  • Processing techniques: fertilization and light machining for the first few years, grassing once it reaches production. Biological management since 2011. Spurred cordon, guyot and Tuscan cane systems
  • Underground cellar with stainless steel containers and cooling system.