Nestled in the Tuscan countryside, namely on the border between Chianti Colli Fiorentini and Chianti Classico, in the midst of monasteries, churches and country villas, Azienda Uggiano keeps together a modern approach of quality with a solid tradition awarded from copious international recognition of prizes and awards. Founded in the early 1970s in the Castle of Montespertoli by French schooled enologist Dr. Giuseppe Losapio, the winery was established at San Vincenzo a Torri in 1976. The vineyards stretch over the hillsides joining Montespertoli with Montelupo Fiorentino and San Casciano Val di Pesa. The vines grow at altitudes of 250-300 meters, and provide quality fruit that becomes excellent wine under the supervision of their passionate staff. A new generation has now taken the reins, with General Manager Fabio Martelli, Winemaker Daniele Prosperi and Export Manager Giacomo Fossati carrying on the Uggiano traditions with pride. This dynamic team’s main aim is to maintain the founding values, while adding new and innovative features to the business as it grows.
Since 1976 the winery produces a wide range of wines typical of Tuscany. Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG, with Chianti Classico, Chianti Riserva DOCG ‘Fagiano’, the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon based Supertuscans and the monovarietal wines Chardò and Syrà represent the highest expression of Uggiano’s winemaking tradition as well as being the symbols of its success.
All the wines are skillfully overseen by a professional team of oenologists who are engaged in the pursuit of excellence in quality. The atmospheric aging cellars hold wooden barrels from Slavonian oak with a capacity of 3,000-6,000 liters for maturing the wine and 225-liter French oak barrique casks where Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay are matured for longer periods to enhance their aromatics.
Recently the following wines have received awards: Chianti Riserva DOCG "Uggiano" 2017: 90 points Falstaff Chianti Trophy 2020 + The Wine Hunter Rosso at the Wine Hunter Award 2020; Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG "Uggiano" 2018: 91 points Falstaff Chianti Trophy 2020; Merlot Tosc. IGT "Petraia" 2016: The Wine Hunter Gold at the Wine Hunter Award 2020; Vermentino Tosc. IGT "Prestige" 2019: 89 points Falstaff Vermentino Trophy 2020; Cabernet Sauvignon Tosc. IGT "Falconeri" 2016: The Wine Hunter Red at the Wine Hunter Award 2020.