Aia Vecchia is situated deep in the Tuscan countryside between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci and next to the Tyrrhenian coast, an area where a particularly favorable microclimate and ideally suited soils make possible the production of very high quality wines, known as Bolgheri. Some of Italy’s best known producers have a long and successful wine producing history here.
The owners, the Pellegrini Family, have been grape growers in the Bolgheri area for several generations and decided to found Aia Vecchia in 1996 with the mission to create a portfolio of small lot, high quality wines.
|APPELLATION(S)||Bolgheri DOC, IGP Toscana, Maremma Toscana DOC|
|PROPRIETORS||The Pellegrini Family|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||40,000 cs|
(SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)
Aia Vecchia has 104 acres of vineyards split between two estates in Bolgheri and in Maremma Grossetana, situated high in the hills facing the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyards are exposed to both direct sunlight and sunlight reflected from the sea, which generally results in an early harvest. The fusion of the microclimate, terrain and elevation creates an ideal location for growing premium grapes.
Vines in the Bolgheri DOC are planted to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot – grapes used for the production of the two flagship wines: 'Lagone' and 'Sor Ugo'. The Morellino di Scansano and the Vermentino are produced at the estate of Magliano in Toscana (Grosseto), where the Pellegrini family owns 74 acres planted to Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Vermentino and Viognier grapes. Soils from these vineyards consist of a combination of clay, sand and limestone and are planted around 600 feet above sea level.