Rosso Piceno Riserva Villa Bucci DOC

Azienda Agricola F.lli Bucci, which has been in the agricultural business for generations, today manages 380 hectares of estate-owned land in the heart of the Castelli di Jesi appellation in the pristine, rolling hills of Le Marche.
Ampelio Bucci, a marketing expert, professor and of course top winemaker, dedicated himself to the production of quality wines in the 1980s, becoming a trailblazer, creating white wines that could and should be aged. In doing so, he challenged many of the Italian white winemaking tenets (taking inspiration from the French) of that era, finding great success and a virtual cult following.
The company owns and manages eight organic vineyards, totaling 31 hectares – mostly Verdicchio, with some Montepulciano and Sangiovese. The low yield per hectare (50-70 quintals), the venerable age of some of the vines (some are upwards of 50 years) and Azienda Agricola F. Bucci’s winemaking expertise allows for the production of four excellent wines (two whites and two reds), valued in many countries all over the world, proven by the long list of accolades received year after year.
Azienda Agricola F.lli Bucci has also been running a totally organic operation for over thirty years. In fact, it has become one of the keys to Bucci’s time-honored excellence.
With equal percentages of Sangiovese and Montepulciano, you can expect a classic Marche red, with lovely depth, elegance and tannins. For an interesting pairing, serve cool alongside flavorful fish.


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos

Most recent awards

  • 2015 | James Suckling93
  • 2008 | Wine Enthusiast90
  • 2008 | Vinous90
  • 2008 | Wine Advocate90
Grape Varieties:

50% Montepulciano, 50% Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

Oak barrels

Type of yeast:

Indigenous

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Oak barrels

Aging before bottling:

12 months

Aging in bottle:

6 months

Closure:

Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

San Fortunato

Vineyard location:

Le Marche

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

200-220 meters (656-721) feet and 250-280 meters (820-918 feet) above sea level,

Yield:

2.9 tons per acre

Exposure:

Southern/western

Years planted:

1969- 2009

Age of vines:

10-50 years old

Time of harvest:

September/October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

5,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Intense aromas of fresh red plums, with notes of spices and coffee on the nose. The lush, silky-textured palate has great concentration and notes of wild raspberry, dried herbs and porcini mushrooms.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 12-14 °C (53.6-57.2 °F).

Food pairings:

Wonderful with white and red meat, quail and fried fish.

Aging potential:

10 years

Alcohol:

Alc. cont. 13% by vol.

Winemaker:

Giorgio Grai