In 1999 Khanh Nguyen and Franco Batzella, wife and husband, after almost 30 years of careers in international finance, decided to return to Italy to undertake a new life challenge, founding their wine Estate in Tuscany, in the enchanting territory of Bolgheri.
Under the guidance of Professor Attilio Scienza, 7.5 hectares of vineyards were planted mainly with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with the aim of making wines that fully express the typicality of their territory and their tradition. In 2020, another 1.5 hectare was planted with Cabernet Franc.
La superficie vitata, 6900 ceppi/ha a cordone speronato, è suddivisa in 3 parcelle: Campo Mare, Campo Pozzo and Campo Lungo on mainly clayey-sandy soils.
In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, there are also some rows of Syrah, Viogner and Vermentino. The harvest, entirely manual, generally takes place between the end of August for the white grapes and the month of September for the red ones.
In 2021 the couple decided to retire and the company was purchased by San Felice which already owns other prestigious and historic properties in Chianti Classico and Montalcino.
As regards the agronomic and oenological part, it was decided to continue the long-term collaboration with Attilio Pagli , while the management of the company was entrusted to Fabrizio Nencioni, former Commercial Director of San Felice for 16 years.
The goal remains to continue in the footsteps traced by the Batzellas both in the production philosophy and in the company dimension, but trying to further enhance the wines and the brand through a series of planned investments in the vineyard and cellar and at the same time bringing new commercial impetus. and communication