It was Giovanni di Bicci (1360-1429) that established the rich foundations of the Medici dynasty. Hedging against turbulent financial markets, di Bicci invested banking profits into farmland at Cafaggiolo where, in 1451, his eldest son, Cosimo, commissioned Michelozzo to remodel the ancient castle into the family’s country seat.

For this Pinot Nero, in a contemporary reinterpretation of the gold florin coin, di Bicci’s huge contribution to the family’s good fortune is memorialised with his distinctive and striking profile.

Tasting Notes and Pairing

Intense ruby red in colour made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, grown in the vineyards of Fortuni.
A fine bouquet of cherry, berries and spicy balsamic notes.
Smooth, delicate and well balanced. Full-bodied with good structure, elegant tannins and good acidity.
Grilled red meats and game. Excellent with seasoned hard cheeses and well-seasoned first courses. Served at a lower temperature, it pairs perfectly with cod, tuna and grilled octopus.


IGT Toscana Pinot Nero
South-east slopes, 250m asl
Harvest and Fermentation
All the grapes are hand harvested and carefully selected at our sorting tables. The fermentation process is completely natural, entrusted only to indigenous yeast that draws out the characteristics of the vintage terroir. The wine ferments for 18-25 days in oak vats under a controlled temperature.
After fermentation, the wine rests for 12 months in French oak barriques, half of which are new and the rest retained from the previous year. It settles for a further 3-6 months in cement vats for natural purification, which allows us to bottle without filtration. The wine finally ages in the bottle for a further 12-24 months.