Tenuta Bichi Borghesi is a historical (1667) farming estate occupying over 400 hectares in the Chianti Colli Senesi region. It is family run and devoted mainly to winegrowing.
We devote a huge amount of energy and passion to ensuring that our products guarantee safety and organoleptic quality, with absolute respect for the ties with our land, the natural environment and our history. To achieve this, the wines of Tenuta Bichi Borghesi are made exclusively from grapes grown in estate-owned vineyards, hand-picked after meticulous and careful selection and fermented in our cellar.
The “Coppiole” reserve and “Bonico” IGT wine mature in the historical ageing cellar, at a natural temperature in French oak barriques.
After bottling, we mature the wines at a controlled temperature without establishing a set time for this phase: only organoleptic analysis tells us that the wine is ready for our customers.
In the aromas and flavours of our wines we try to blend the tradition of a history that has linked us to this land for centuries, with innovation, an essential instrument for guaranteeing the survival of the former in time. The resulting wines have a strong identity, traditional without being old, expressing our incessant research, characterised by pride and respect for our past, along with curiosity and attention to the future.
We have about 500 olive trees, with a mixture of Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo olive varieties, and a small amount of Pendolino too. We harvest between the end of October and the beginning of November. The olives are taken in crates to be milled within 48 hours of picking. The cold milling process is carried out by the “Valdelsano” Cooperative Olive Mill, situated close-by, using the continuous extraction method. The product is left to settle naturally and is then bottled at the end of winter. This procedure enables us to obtain a fruity, mineral product with a smooth flavour and low acidity.