Casina Di Cornia

(Tuscany, Italy) 

Casina di Cornia is a small podere resting on a rural twenty-four hectares in the rolling hills of Castellina Chianti (Siena), and was restored in 1979 by Antoine Luginbühl and his wife Francine Dufour. 7.2 hectares of the estate are planted with the family’s vines, mostly Sangiovese, facing south toward the warming sun of Sienna. The family finds here a perfect climate with the benefit of complex soil combinations: clay and chalk (Marne), slate (schist), and an abundance of stones dating back to the Miocene period. This was the perfect breeding ground for Antoine’s “political” stance to farm organically, who argues that through organic farming he can be free of the industrial production machine, which controls low prices while driving quantities ever higher. “This frees us from the money-lovers and keeps nature alive in the world.” His wine growing and making are simple: Prune early for low yields, keep plenty of cover crop for heat protection and soil health, hand pick, spontaneously ferment, and fine lightly. It is in this way that Antoine can present to the world his land and the vintage as clearly as his political ideology.

Certified Organic

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Rosso Toscano

50% Canaiolo, 50% Ciliegiolo


From grapes averaging between 8 and 20 years of age, planted on calcareous clay soils mixed with fragments of limestone rocks, the grapes are hand-harvested in the first half of September and undergo rigorous vineyard selection. All grapes are de-stemmed, allowed to macerate between 5-8 days before fermentation begins in cement tanks using ambient yeasts that lasts 10-15 days. Aged in cement and stainless steel for 5-6 months and occassionally filtered. 

 

Chianti Classico DOCG

100% Sangiovese


Hand-picked grapes are vinified in concrete barrels of 50hl before undergoing a 20 to 25 day maceration at controlled temperatures and malolactic fermentation; aged in concrete and stainless steel between 2-3 years before bottling.

 

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Vigna La Casina

100% Sangiovese

Hand-picked grapes are harvested during the first half of September and de-stemmed for fermentation which takes place for 10 - 15 days. Aged in oak barrels for 12 - 18 months.