Bibbiano is located in the historic Chianti region, in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti, overlooking the Elsa Valley towards the castle of Monteriggioni. Cultivation of grapes in this area originated with the Etruscans, continuing well into the late-Latin era.
Inspired by this incomparable natural and human heritage, our family, owner of Bibbiano since 1865, continues to lovingly cultivate the vineyards and olive groves following a vibrant and modern family business tradition. In fact, today’s owners, Tommaso and Federico Marrocchesi Marzi, are the fifth generation.
Surrounded by vast olive groves consisting of over three thousand trees, Bibbiano vineyards cover an overall area of about 25 hectares, at an altitude between 270 and 300 meters, distributed on the hillsides, with enviable exposure and excellent microclimate.
The vineyards consist of plants of red Sangiovese and Sangiovese Grosso grapes as well as a smaller quantity of Merlot and Colorino. The two slopes of Bibbiano, where the vineyards lay, offer different organoleptic characteristics.
Our philosophy is to produce top-quality wines and comes from our determination to enhance the “genius loci” (local talent) of Bibbiano; that is, the very soul of this geographical region with its special character and its human heritage, that produces well-balanced, elegant wines of great personality, at times quite strong and with very pronounced tones.
Harvest is still done manually and grapes carefully selected, with different vinification procedures according to the position of the slopes where the grapes grow. Therefore, each year we can bring out the best from our terroir, its peculiarities, its ampelographic and wine-growing features, respecting our goals of reaching a happy balance between modernity, tradition and the history of this place.