Torraccia di Presura is located in in a beautiful part of the Chianti Classico region where vineyards alternate with olive groves and domestic and maritime pine woods, overlooking the river Ema, about 15 km south from Florence.
The place name “La Presura” refers to a past of pastures and sheep farming because in these areas herbs like cardoons were grown, used by shepherds to curdle milk and make cheese. The name “presura” derives from a local term to indicate the rennet.
Since 1986, year of purchase of the first vineyard, the estate has been enlarging through the years up to the current 75 hectares, of which about 35 are vineyards and 16 are olive groves. The predominant grape is Sangiovese, which is the “soul” of Chianti Classico, but in the vineyards of Torraccia of Presura one can find also Canaiolo Nero, Colorino, Foglia Tonda, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, which in various percentages go into the production of the wines of the winery. Also some white grapes are grown, Trebbiano, Malvasia Bianca Lunga of Chianti and Chardonnay, used to produce a white wine. Among the vineyards of Torraccia of Presura the ones that stand out for the exceptional quality of the production are those located near the winery, favorited by the marl-clay soil that gives body and flavour to the wines, by the excellent exposure and by a very favorable microclimate, propitious to the growth and maturation of the grapes even in the less favorable years. In addition, the close proximity of pine woods and undergrowth of Mediterranean scrub with bushes of myrtle, cistus, arbutus, laurel, juniper and mastic trees with their characteristic embracing scents, favorably affects the characteristics of the grapes, and thus of the wines produced.