Marzocco di Poppiano is a family-owned winery located in the beautiful area of the Chianti Colli Fiorentini wine region. The winery is on the top of Poppiano hill (300 meters above sea level), near the old castle (property of the famous Guicciardini family since XII century) and is owned by Roberta Chini and her husband Maurizio Mazzantini. The property has been in Roberta’s family since 1870 but the grapes grown had been sold to other wineries until 2015 when they started to harvest the best vineyard plots for themselves and decided to follow a dream and put inside each bottle a bit of their soul and winemaking experience. They are fortunate because they can count on very old vines (some of them planted in the 50’s) that are growing in a wonderful soil (made by sand, clay, shingle and the Tuscan “pietra serena”). Their philosophy is to create wines that smell and taste of Tuscany, with an emphasis strictly linked to the soul of the Poppiano hill. A great majority of the wines are produced from vines that are more than 60 years old.
The Lion with the red lily shield is a historical symbol of Roberta’s family (the count Guicciardini Corsi Salviati) and it represents the power and prestige of Florence’s nobilty.