Terre di Pisa

Terre di Pisa

43° 41' 32" N


10° 33' 20" E




about this subregion

Tucked away in the picturesque region of Tuscany, the Terre di Pisa DOC is an emblematic representation of Italy's rich viticultural history. This relatively young designation, which came into existence at the dawn of the 21st century, has quickly made a name for itself in the world of fine wines.

The environment of Terre di Pisa is characterized by its unique combination of gentle rolling hills, the presence of the Arno river, and a climate that perfectly straddles the line between maritime and continental. With ample sunshine, balanced rainfall, and a soil rich in minerals, this area provides an idyllic backdrop for vine cultivation. The interaction between these natural elements is what gives the wines from this region their distinct character and elegance.

In terms of grape varieties, the vineyards of Terre di Pisa predominantly lean towards reds. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot stand as the region's stalwarts, producing wines with profound depth, structure, and longevity. Sangiovese, Tuscany's signature grape, brings forth wines that exude cherry undertones and an earthy, rustic charm, while the Syrah variety introduces a delightful peppery and dark-fruit profile. The harmonious interplay of these grapes, under the nurturing Tuscan sun and in the hands of passionate winemakers, has ensured that Terre di Pisa DOC is a name synonymous with excellence and authenticity in the world of Italian wines.


vinerra illustration

Vineyard Hectares



1500 - 1800


Discover Terroir

The Terre di Pisa DOC, located in the Tuscany wine region, covers the municipalities of Fauglia, Crespina, Lari, Chianni, Capannoni, Palaia, Pecdcioli, Terricciola, Cascina Terme, Ponsacco, Pontedera, Montipoli VA, San Miniato, Orciano Pisano, Lorenzana and Santa Luce in the province of Pisa.

The average rainfall of this region is not exceeding 780 mm and precipitation is concentrated during the winter. Regarding temperatures, they average 15°C during the winter and 24°C during the summer.

Regarding the Terre di Pisa DOC soils, they are mainly clayey and loamy.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah

The Terre di Pisa DOC region is renowned for its exquisite Rosso and Sangiovese wines, reflecting the perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these wines offer a sensory journey that encapsulates the essence of the terroir.

The Rosso wine, a harmonious fusion of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, and other authorized red grapes, showcases a minimum alcohol level of 12.5%. Its complexity is nurtured through a careful aging process of 16 months, including a significant 12 months in oak barrels followed by an additional 4 months in the bottle. This maturation imparts a rich depth of flavor and a captivating aroma, capturing the character of the region.

At the heart of Terre di Pisa DOC lies the Sangiovese wine, predominantly composed of at least 95% Sangiovese grapes along with other permitted red varieties. With a minimum alcohol content of 12.5%, this wine embodies the pure expression of Sangiovese, a hallmark of Italian viticulture. The aging process, which mirrors that of the Rosso, bestows the Sangiovese with a refined elegance and an irresistible bouquet that evolves over time.

Both wines bear the imprint of the region's distinctive terroir, with the interplay of climate, soil, and topography contributing to their unique personalities. The careful balance of traditional winemaking techniques and modern practices results in wines that are vibrant, well-structured, and full of character. The Terre di Pisa DOC Rosso and Sangiovese wines are a testament to the dedication of the winemakers and a true embodiment of the artistry and craftsmanship that define this renowned Italian wine region.