Family, Wine, and Passion are the keywords of Piccini 1882 Group, one of the top Tuscan but also Italian wine brands in the world. Discover more about their wine story.
Wine Tasting in Zagreb
In the pleasant ambiance of the Pupitres Wine and Coffee bar in the center of Zagreb, Croatia, successfully run by the famous Croatian sommelier Jelena Šimić Valentić, a presentation of ten wines from the Italian Winery/Group Piccini 1882 was held. This delicious wine tasting event was part of the Pink Day festival – wine and olive oil events.
Since the Piccini winery served only rosés at the Pink Day festival (Torre Mora Etna Rosato DOC 2021, Tenuta Moraia Maremma Toscana DOC Rosato 2021, and Piccini Prosecco Rosato Venetian Dress), they took the opportunity to present a part of their representative wine palettes – to the wine professionals and the media the day before.
In the Photo – Nermina Muzaferija, Sanja Muzaferija, Antonio Ciccarelli, Jelena Šimić Valentić / Photo by Rene Karaman
The tasting was led by Antonio Ciccarelli, the right hand of the owner and driving force of the Piccini 1882 Group, Mario Piccini, with the help of longtime collaborator Nermina Muzaferija.
The Zagreb presentation was organized by the journalist and director of the Pink Day Festival, president of the WOW / Women on Wine Association Sanja Muzaferija, with the help of sommelier Jelena Šimić Valentić. Prominent Croatian wine experts, sommeliers, and owners of restaurants, wine shops, and wine bars, as well as media representatives, joined. Being a lifestyle journalist and wine aficionado, I joined this delicious wine tasting – on behalf of Archi-living.com.
Wines we tasted:
- Tenuta Moraia Maremma Toscana Vermentino DOC 2021 (organic wine)
- Tenuta Moraia Maremma Toscana Vermentino DOC Brut NV (organic wine)
- Torre Mora Etna Bianco DOC Scalunera 2021 (organic wine)
- Valiano Chianti Classico DOCG Poggio Teo 2019 (organic wine)
- Regio Cantina Aglianico del Vulture Riserva DOCG Campo del Melograno 2016
- Geografico Chianti Classico DOCG Contessa di Radda 2018
- Villa al Cortile Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017
- Piccini Rosso d’Italia Pinocchio NV
- Piccini Toscana IGT lèggerò appassimento Solco 2020
- Piccini Chianti Riserva DOCG Collezione Oro 2019
Five Generations in Winemaking – Piccini Family
The representatives of the winery were happy to tell us something about the interesting history of this wine house, and its long tradition – five generations in winemaking, as well as its wines which are welcomed with enthusiasm in all parts of the world.
The company is characterized primarily by family, terroir, and tradition with a clear vision for the future. The keyword in this wine family is certainly passion, as well as the effort to sell top wines at a fair price.
In the Photo – Elisa, Mario, and Martina Piccini
Since 2004, Mario Piccini, CEO of the Group, has been running the company with the help of sisters Martina and Elisa. Today, the Group includes 5 wineries (Fattoria di Valiano, Tenuta Moraia, Villa al Cortile, Torre Mora, and Regio Cantina, located in Sicily) and is one of the top Tuscan but also Italian wine brands in the world.
With the leadership of Mario and his sisters, Martina and Elisa, the fifth generation of the family joined in the work – Mario’s children Ginevra, Benedetta, and Michelangelo.
In the Photo – Ginevra, Benedetta, Mario and Michelangelo Piccini
Nowadays, the Piccini Group produces 16 million bottles a year and exports wine to 80 countries around the world.
In the next article about this famous Italian wine family, Archi-living.com will bring you a story about their vineyards and wines.