The Fattoria di Piazzano, is much more than just a business, it represents the extraordinary passion for the world of wine of an entire family, the BETTARINI family. In 1948, Otello Bettarini, a wellknown manufacturer from Prato, with a great interest for astronomy, fell so much in love with this place that he decided to move there permanently.
In this village, among these hills, south of Empoli, he found the right astral conjunction to undertake what would become the main activity of this family, WINE GROWING. It will then be Riccardo, at first alongside his uncle Otello and then managing on his own, to make the work already started in the vineyard, progress, making the wines of Piazzano known and appreciated also outside of the national borders.
At the end of the 90s Riccardo entrusts the conduction of the Fattoria to his children Rolando and Ilaria. Heirs of a culture that only respect for the traditions can give, they continue with passion and tenacity the work that was handed down to them.
In spite of the fact that the farm is completely family-run, each member of the family plays his/her own role: Rolando is responsible for everything that relates to the production and winemaking; Ilaria focuses on the foreign market and on the administration and Michela (Rolando’s wife) on the Italian market and other related activities.
For their work, despite their great experience obtained “on the field’, they avail themselves of the precious collaboration of valid technicians in this area, because their intention is always to ensure a high quality of the product enhancing the potential of the territory in the strongly desired respect of an eco-sustainability that keeps this land as healthy as possible, with an eye to new technologies and market needs.
The idea is that every bottle of Piazzano should contain the love of this family for their land, for the people who live there, with the humility of who knows that there is always something to learn, there is a whole life, ore better, three generations. Our first target is to transmit these feelings to everyone.
The following wines are awarded in 2020: Chianti DOCG 2019 with 90 pts. from James Suckling, 93 pts. from WineCritics, 4 Bunches from Bibenda , 3 Stars from Veronelli.
Colorino 2016 with 92 pts.Vinous (A.Galloni), 92 pts. by James Suckling, 4 Bunches by Bibenda, Silver Medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020, 3 Stars by Veronelli.
Blend 1 2015 with 93 pts. by James Suckling, Silver Medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019.
Syrah 2016 with 94 pts. from James Suckling, 93 pts. from WineCritics, 4 Bunches from Bibenda, 3 Stars from Veronelli, 2 Glasses Gambero Rosso.
Chianti Superiore Rio Camerata 2018 with 91 pts. by James Suckling, 2 Glasses Gambero Rosso , 3 Bunches by Bibenda.
Ciliegiolo 2019 with 92 pts by James Suckling, 90 pts by WineCritics, 90 pts by Vinous, 2 Glasses Gambero Rosso, 3 Bunches by Bibenda.
Chianti DOCG Riserva 2017 with Silver Medal at Best Italian Wine Selection 2020, 91 pts by James Suckling, 2 Glasses Gambero Rosso.
Vin Santo 2008 with 3 Stars from Veronelli, Gold Medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020.
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