Tuscany, San Casciano V.P.
Podere La Villa

Located near Florence and Siena, the winery is close to numerous Tuscan towns such as San Gimignano, Volterra and all the little villages of the Chianti Classico area. The vineyard extends for one and a half hectares, 80% planted with Sangiovese, 20% with Merlot.

The winemaker, Ilaria Tachis, is the daughter of Giacomo Tachis, the renowned Italian oenologist responsible for a number of influential Italian wines, including Sassicaia, Tignanello and Solaia. After graduating in modern languages, Ilaria worked with various companies in marketing and communication before following her father’s footsteps. 

2007 is the very first vintage and was an important year for the winemaker. Ilaria’s first son, Riccardo, was born on the first day of the first harvest, September 7th. For that reason, she decided to name the wine “Pargolo”, an old poetical Italian term for young child, derived from the Latin word “parvulus” meaning small.  “Pargolo” is made from Sangiovese and Merlot from the Chianti Classico vineyards surrounding Podere La Villa.

The vineyard is regularly pruned to maintain a low yield per plant and therefore high grape quality.  Special attention is paid to insure no chemicals are used for viticulture. The vinification takes place in a renowned wine estate in the Chainti Classico area which belongs to the winemaker’s friends. The wine is aged in small French barriques for 18 months.