As always, a fabulous write up from Mr. Scicolone.
Tommaso Marrocchesi Marsi and his brother Federico are the owners of Bibbiano. I have tasted their wines before and really liked them but recently I had the chance to sit down with Tommaso and discuss the wines over lunch.
Tommaso is very passionate about the Sanviovese grape, Tuscany and Chianti Classico.
The winery was founded in 1865 and he and his brother are the fifth generation of the family at the winery. The winery is located in Castellina in Chianti overlooking the Elsa Valley. Tommaso said that there is organic farming and C02 zero emissions. He believes that there should be as little interference by the wine-maker as possible.
There are 25 hectares of vineyards and they are between 270 and 300 meters. The vineyards are on two slopes, which have different characteristics. The winery has the same boundaries that it had in 1865.
He also said that…
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Prego! We’re going to explore some wineries in Soave and Piemonte we’ve been corresponding with this fall, will share our notes and would love to get your opinions on some of what we find, as I’ll not be surprised if it’ll be stuff you’ve come across before.