The Tenuta San Jacopo’s organic: part and parcel of our philosophy

All of our vineyards are cultivated according to the principles of the organic agriculture.
A careful respect of what the nature makes, that is completed with a winemaking process, aimed to enhance, without distorting, the fruit of the vine.

We already started the slow conversion in 2004, since we were sure that it was the right way to get a high quality grape without resorting to chemicals. We use green manure to organically enrich the soil and to make it more fertile, likewise we use native yeasts taken directly from our grapevines. The farm is then just an eco-system in balance, and our hands occur just to preserve it.

This ecosystem, in our vision, is the most real and peculiar expression of this land. We want the nature and the morphoclimatic features to be the creators of the scents and flavors of our wines. Chemistry could do nothing but standardize what the nature makes unique. For this reason, we have chosen to leave to our work a discreet presence, never invasive and always thought in order to enhance, without distorting, the fruits of the vine.

The best way to ensure that every product is the quintessence of this territory.

For us, organic means above all attention to the vineyard. The organic Chianti wine of Tenuta San Jacopo comes from our grapes, which are cultivated without using any synthetic chemical substance, without OGMs and with due regard of folk traditions that made the Tenuta San Jacopo’s history. The same attention can be found in the winery. The wine-making occurs using only enological products and organic-regulation-authorized processes. The final result is therefore as close as possible to the true nature of this territory, and expresses its deepest identity.

Each vintage of each wine tells a different story, as well as the temperatures, rains and grapes change throughout each season. Of these variables we try to make our strength, working in the winery, in order to enhance every aspect without disrupting it, leaving that the standardization of scents and flavors  give way to something new, something surprising and deeply tied to these lands.