Located among the Pisan Hills between Pisa and Florence, Badia di Morrona is one of the four abbeys founded by the counts of Fucecchio. A wealthy family named Gaslini Alberti acquired ownership of the estate in 1939 and, with great foresight and passion, gave life to a wine-growing and wine-producing business covering a total area of 600 hectares in a small village called Terricciola, in the province of Pisa. Today the estate includes about 110 hectares of vineyards – mainly Sangiovese vines – and are cultivated respecting the environment, the ecosystem and the territory’s biodiversity.
40 hectares are destined to the farm’s olive trees, for which the company has recently got a Pieralisi oil mill of the latest generation, also making it available to other small producers of the area. 250 hectares of arable land are at the service of the hunting reserve (400 hectares) since the crop is used to feed wild boars and mouflons to reduce the use of feed. The estate has a total of 120 beds distributed in 8 structures, including villas and apartments. Finally, the restaurant called “La Fornace” (the furnace) offers a menu that includes “zero kilometers” raw materials because it uses the meat coming from the farm’s reserve and the vegetables and fruit from the farm garden.
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Badia di Morrone, the winery presented two special wines that are the highest expression of this peculiar territory, so gently influenced by the sea. The first tasting included 8 vintages of VignaAlta: 1997-1998-1999-2000-2011-2013- 2015-2016. This is 100% Sangiovese, a variety that the winery has been producing since 1994 and that comes from the vineyard planted in one of the winery’s best locations.
The second tasting was dedicated to N’Antia, a Bordeaux blend whose composition until 2004 was Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Merlot. Since the harvest of 2004, however, it has found its balance with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. The 8 vintages in the tasting were 1997-1998-1999-2005- 2010-2013-2015-2016. “Tenacity and devotion” is the motto of the Gaslini Alberti family, along with passion and expertise that have made Badia di Morrone a top-quality company.