Bacchereto is a beautiful and ancient farm set high in the wooded hills, west of Prato. It is owned and worked by Rossella Bencini, a talented and committed winemaker who has taken Carmignano to another level. Their land has been farmed biodynamically since 2001, which at that time was positively unfashionable. She prefers not to have her farming methods certified since this is a way of life she is committed to, and not a part of her marketing strategy.
The farm has 90 hectares of native woodland, 60 of olive groves and 8 of vineyard. The wine production can reach twenty thousand bottles in a generous year.
These are wines to look out for, real insider stuff. The prices have gone up dramatically since we first imported them in 2003 but they remain excellent value.