The Villa is surrounded by five hectares of vineyards which are located in the Carmignano DOCG. The Villa di Trefiano is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are grown on 16 year old vines, and the vineyards are situated at approximately 200 metres above sea level, facing south, south-east and south-west. Soils are schistous clay with limestone. The vines are planted at a density of 4,440 per hectare and are cordon spur trained.
80% Sangiovese , 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Canaiolo
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 25 days at 18-25°C. The wine was then aged in 3.5 hectolitre tonneaux for 18 months, followed by 24 months in bottle before release.
Villa di Trefiano is situtated in the Carmignano DOCG, 24 kilometres north west of Florence. The Villa was built by the architect Buontalenti during the 15th Century for the Rucellai family, at the time secretary to the Medicis, and is in classic Renaissance style. Before the construction was finished the Rucellais lost the favour of the Tuscan Grand Dukes and were sent to exile so the Villa was never completed. During the 1920s the Villa was bought by the owners of Capezzana: the Contini Bonacossi family. The vineyards are run and the estate managed by Benedetta Contini Bonacossi.