Buccia Nera winery, Toscana
Buccia Nera is a magical place to visit. Set in a fairytale farmhouse on the sun drenched hills of Arezzo in Tuscany, the vineyard is surrounded by the beauty of nature, showcasing Italian winemaking in all its glory.
Through the opening gate you are greeted by a row of healthy olive trees with natural vineyards spread over the hills in the distance. There is a great feeling of authenticity here. A farm that isn't run for profit, but instead, to celebrate the culture of Tuscany with sincerity and simplicity.
Managed by Amadio Mancini, along with his daughters Anastasia, Alessia and his wife Patrizia, the winery is run by one big family, spreading their warmth and generosity for the past four generations. Even the name stays within the family. Buccia Nera translates to “Black Skin”, an ode to their grandfather, whose dark, tanned skin was a result of his tireless passion for winemaking.
You immediately feel at home here. A place where you can appreciate the finer things in life.
This quality of life is carried through to each and every wine they make. Home to internationally renowned grapes - Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Chianti - these natural wines honour the ingredients that make them. No fancy process needed, just honest, simple winemaking with delicious results.
Producing around 300,000 bottles a year, it's easy to see why Buccia Nera is growing in popularity. It still remains a small-to-medium sized farm, but it's natural wines are some of my favourites - practical, value for money and perfect for every occasion.
Try them for yourself and indulge in a taste of Tuscany.