Tuscany, Italy Bindi Sergardi is a family operation stretching back 23 generations. The current owner, Nicolò Casini, has emphasized grapevine and olive tree cultivation during his tenure. He has extended the vineyards through careful plot selection, as well as improved the quality of production through scientific research of new clones and modernization of the cellars. He has acquired new technologies that improve traditional methods while respecting the authenticity of the wines and terroir. His daughter Alessandra joined him in 2005, after following the family’s policy of first working three years elsewhere. She took over the wine business with precise aims: to continue the production of high quality wine and to spread the philosophy of the Bindi Sergardi brand all over the world.  Winery Website   Shelftalkers  
bindi-labonciaChianti DOCG 'La Boncia'
Grape varietal: Sangiovese 100%
Location of vineyards: Selected grapes from Gragnano vineyard on the Marcianella estate (near Chiusi)
Altitude: 300-350 m
Exposure: East-South East
Soil: Tufo with striata of clay
Training system: Cordon spur
Vineyard density: 5.000 vines per hectare
Vinification and aging: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats where maceration lasts for 10 – 12 days at a controlled temperature of 25°C.
bindi-alcanapoChianti Colli Senesi DOCG 'Al Canapo'
Grape varietal: Sangiovese 100%
Location of vineyards: Selected grapes from the Lornano vineyard on the I Colli estate (near Monteriggioni)
Altitude: 350 m
Exposure: South
Soil: terrain with ample skeleton – rock of the Montagnola hills
Training system: Cordon spur
Vineyard density: 5.000 vines per hectare
Vinification and aging: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats where maceration lasts for
10 – 12 days at a controlled temperature of 25°C. Only stainless steel.
bindi-ghirlandaChianti Classico DOCG 'La Ghirlanda'
Grape varietals: Sangiovese and a very small percentage of complementary varietals
Location of vineyards: The Ghirlanda vineyard on the Mocenni estate, near Vagliagli, enjoys one of the most fortunate positions in Tuscany. The terrain is characterized by a structure and composition ideal for grapevines, as demonstrated in our records over the years.
Altitude: 430 m.
Exposure: South
Soil: For the most part alberese and galestro
Training System: Cordon spur
Vineyard density: 5.000 vines per hectare
Vinification and aging: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats where maceration lasts 16 – 18 days at a controlled temperature of 28/30°C. Shortly after malolactic fermentation the wine is transferred into oak barriques – not brand new ones – where it is aged for 10/15 months. The bottled wine then remains a further 12 months stored in the cellar for refinement prior to its release on the market
bindi-calidoniaChianti Classico Riserva DOCG 'Calidonia'
Grape varietals: Sangiovese and a small percentage of complementary varietals
Location of vineyards: The grapes are selected from Signora Chiara’s Vineyard on the Mocenni estate, near Vagliagli. The terrain is characterized by a structure and composition ideal for grapevines.
Altitude: 420-450 m.
Exposure: South /southeast
Soil: For the most part alberese and galestro
Training system: Cordon spur
Vineyard density: 5.000 – 5.500 vines per hectare
Vinification and aging: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats and maceration lasts for 18 – 21 days at a controlled temperature of 28/30°C. Shortly after malolactic fermentation the wine is transferred into oaken barriques – not new ones- where fermentation takes place and where it is aged for 15 months. The bottled wine then remains a further 12/15 months stored in the cellar for refinement prior to its release on the market.
bindi-simbiosiToscana Rosso IGT 'Simbiosi'
Grape varietals: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Location of vineyards: Selected Merlot grapes and selected Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Ai Forcoli vineyard on the Mocenni estate (near Vagliagli)
Altitude: 400-450 m.
Exposure: South /southwest .
Soil: for the most part alberese and galestro;
Training System: Cordon spur
Vineyard density: 5.000 – 5.500 vines per hectare
Vinification and aging: Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats and maceration lasted for 18 – 20 days at a controlled temperature of 28/30°C. Shortly after malolactic fermentation the wine was transferred into oaken barriques (50% new) where it was aged for 15 months. Once bottled, the wine remained for a further 12 months stored on the estate for refinement prior to release
bindi-89Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG '89'
Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Location: Vigna Mocenni, foglio 3, Lot n. 89, Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)
GPS coordinates: 43°25’ N, 11°19’ E
Altitude: 430 m
Exposure: South
Inclination: 18%
Soil: prevalence of alberese and galestro
Average yearly rainfall: 700 mm
GDD (Growing Degree Days): 1900-2200
Root Stock: 420 A
Clone: F9
Training System: Cordon spur
Vineyard density: 5.000 vines per hectare
Vinification and aging: fermentation in stainless steel vats; maceration for circa 20 days at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C. Shortly after alcoholic fermentation the wine is transferred into barriques of Slovanian oak where malolactic fermentation takes place and where it is subsequently aged for 24 months. Once bottled, the wine remains for a further year stored on the estate for refinement prior to release.