History of the winery
Terricciola has, for many generations, been one of the important centers of quality viticulture in the province of Pisa. In more recent years, there has been a substantial expansion of vineyards along the Pisan coast where, inspired by examples further to the south, international grape varieties, particularly Bordeaux’s Cabernet and Merlot have been planted. Terricciola, instead, is further inland, more towards the center of the province, and here the classic grape of the region, Sangiovese, is still king. And, when and where it is properly cultivated, fermented, and aged, it can give impressive results indeed.
One of the prime examples of this quality potential, fully realized over the past decade and a half, is the Fattoria Fibbiano, since the early 1990’s the property of the Cantoni family of Lodi, a place whose rich grasslands are famous for the milk, butter, and cheese they produce. But the Cantoni have had no difficulty in adapting to the drier, warmer climate and the less lush vegetation, of Tuscany, far more suitable for the olive and the vine.