Fattoria La Lecciaia
The vineyards and winery are situated in Vallafrico, bordering some of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards of Montalcino. The land extends to over 60 hectares: 15 hectares of which are under vine, and more than half of that is used for the production of Brunello.
Mr Pacini purchased the property in 1983, and the winery has been rebuilt and is equipped with modern winemaking technology. Yet La Lecciaia still adheres to the old traditions of Brunello. The wines have excellent character and flavour thanks to the particular vineyard situation, soil structure, and excellent climate.
Sadly Mr Pacini passed away in 2020, and now the winery is managed by his son and daughter - Alessandra and Riccardo. We will certainly miss Mauro, and his wonderful tastings at Vinitaly, but it is great to know his passion for Brunello will continue in family hands.
About Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
All wines under the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG status are made from 100% Sangiovese grapes. Traditionally the clone of Sangiovese was called “grosso” or large (vs. piccolo meaning small, which is the main clone in Chianti), however this is changing as new clones are introduced to the region. Brunello is still considered the “best” version of Sangiovese in the world due to its ageing requirements, unique soils, and climate.