Wine region: Tuscany
Area: Chianti Classico – Castelnuovo Berardenga
Square: 50 He
Quantity: 300 000 bottles
Owner: Lia Tolaini Banville
Agronomist: Eleonora Piredda
Enologist: Francesco Rosi
Wine type: rose, red
Grape: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo
The Tolaini Estate is located in the prestigious comune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, the southern-most region of Chianti Classico. This area of Tuscany is known for producing wines of strength, power and longevity.
When Pier Luigi Tolaini left his Tuscan home for North America as a young man in 1956, he dreamed of coming back to Italy one day to make a great Tuscan wine. In 1998, Pier Luigi returned to his native land and began to search for the best location to make the wine he had been dreaming about over the past 40 years.
In the heart of Castelnuovo Berardenga, Pier Luigi discovered the Montebello and Vallenuova vineyards. With an incredible variation in elevation and ideal soil profiles, he understood immediately the great potential that this land possessed.
Today, Pier Luigi’s daughter Lia Tolaini Banville continues his dream of making Tuscan wines that honor the distinctive terroir of Castelnuovo Berardenga. Lia is preserving the impressive legacy of Pier Luigi while bringing new ideas and innovation to the Tolaini Estate.
Donna Laura estate is a separate estate also belonging to Tolaini family that is taken care of by the same enologist and agronomist as the Tolaini estate.