Macea

Macea

We are in Macea in Borgo a Mazzano, a small town in the province of Lucca, situated at an altitude of 97 meters above sea level, crossed by the Serchio river and placed shortly after the confluence with the Lima stream. Cipriano Barsanti's family arrived here in the 1960s, and his father Mauro immediately started cultivating a vegetable garden and a few rows of vines planted in Montepulciano with which he made wine for personal use. At his death, Cipriano with his brother Antonio and his sister Ilaria, begin a project to enhance the area and the viticultural potential of this area. It is these mountains that make this place so special. The vineyards are located from 150 to 350 m.s.l.m. on clay and sand soils, very draining and mineral, and with the conformation of the valley that makes the precipitations copious, the strong temperature excursions in summer, with hot days and very cool nights. In 1999, Sangiovese, Sirah, Pinot Nero and Grigio began to be planted, alongside vineyards of Ciliegiolo, Malvasia Nera, Montanina, Bracciola, Tannet, Barghigiana, Malvasia Bianca, Colombana, Trebbiano over 50 years old. From 2003 they embrace in the vineyard and in the small cellar the vinifications are spontaneous without the use of added selected yeasts. Vinification is carried out in an open tank in small vats of 5 to 10 hectoliters of capacity. After racking, the wines are put into barrels where they remain for a year without racking. Batonage is practiced for the first few months. After a year the wines are racked into steel where they stand for about six months before bottling for a total annual production that today touches just over 7000 bottles. The labels of the bottles are inspired by the works of Mauro, an art lover.

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