Historical Winery Since 1080
The winery was established in the Chianti Rufina region in Tuscany, 25 kilometers east of Florence at the meeting of the Arno and Sieve rivers. Vallembrosan records describe the vineyards were already cultivated at the site of Travignoli in the 1080s. Chianti is one of Italy’s most famous wines and is classified into different denominations depending on the area in which it is produced. The estate covers 90 hectares, cultivating 60 hectares focusing mainly on Sangiovese. They also grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay. The vineyards are gifted with southern exposure, calcareous soils, and an altitude ranging from 250 to 400 meters above sea level that allows the ripening of the grapes and protecting them from stagnation and damp. Furthermore, its proximity to the Apennine mountains assures optimal refrigeration and ventilation during hot summer nights.
Villa Travignoli and their World-Renown Chianti Rufina
Fermentation and vinification of the grapes take place in steel tanks that preserve the freshness of both Chardonnay and Sangiovese. Wooden barrels are used for aging our reserve wines while barriques are used for maturing and finishing our Calice del Conte I.G.T., crafted from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Travignoli’s cellars yield 400,000 bottles per year, the majority of which are Chianti Rufina: a soft, fruity, and fresh Chianti that is put on the market a year after harvest.
Family, Tradition, and Innovation
Travignoli has been the part of the Busi Family since late 1800. Tradition and innovation are the key ingredients for crafting superb wine for the Busi family. The winery boasts their 16th-century cellar, with its vaulted ceiling that preserves the wine in ideal conditions and also bonds wines with the old tradition.