At the heart of this distinguished winery is the Cecchi family, who have been involving themselves with things vinous since 1893, when ancestor Luigi first took a job as a wine taster. In the following century, the regally-named Cesare Cecchi had the vision to expand the activities and, as the saying goes, the rest is history.
Today, the family-run company is headed up by Cesare and Andrea; not ones to remain motionless, they currently own a total of 300ha spread across four different areas in central Italy, their home-base nestled in among the Chianti vines in the heart of Tuscany.
With decades’ worth of understanding of their terroir to draw upon, special care is taken at Cecchi to protect the land and preserve the character of the vineyards, a quality that shines through in all the wines they make. Their intensely flavoured Classico wines and stunning Riservas illustrate how Chianti can be as serious a contender as anything from the Rhône or Burgundy, when given the respect that this estate shows it.