Val di Cornia

Val di Cornia

42° 59' 30" N


10° 34' 15" E




about this subregion

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Val di Cornia DOC is a symbol of Italy’s rich viticultural heritage. A region whose landscapes breathe life into the vines, Val di Cornia boasts a unique interplay of environmental elements that shapes its wines' distinct personalities.

Embraced by rolling hills and bathed in the gentle glow of the Mediterranean sun, the area benefits from a maritime climate. This enviable setting gifts the region with mild winters and warm, breezy summers – an idyllic environment for grape cultivation. The terroir, a harmonious blend of calcareous soils, sandy loams, and marine deposits, is the canvas upon which the region’s viticultural artistry is painted.

Speaking of the region’s varietal tapestry, Val di Cornia is home to a diverse range of grape varieties, each contributing a unique voice to the DOC's wine symphony. The reds are dominated by Aleatico, with its fragrant aromas; Cabernet Sauvignon, known for its depth; Ciliegiolo, bearing juicy red fruit notes; Merlot, with its plush softness; and the iconic Tuscan Sangiovese, backbone to many of Italy’s greatest wines. On the white spectrum, the saline touch of Ansonica; the aromatic Malvasia; the versatile Trebbiano; the crisp Vermentino; and the floral Viognier together weave a tale of freshness, structure, and complexity.

In Val di Cornia DOC, it’s not just about wine; it’s about capturing the soul of the land in every bottle.


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Vineyard Hectares



2000 - 2200


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The Val di Cornia DOC, located in the Tuscany wine region, covers the municipalities of Suveretto and Sassetta in the province of Livorno, Monteverdi Marittimo in the province of Pisa, Piombino, San Vincenzo and Campiglia Marittima in the province of Livorno.

The climate in the region is temperate, with average annual temperatures of 14°C. Rainfall usually doesn't exceed 650 mm per year and is concentrated between early spring and autumn.

Regarding the soils, they are medium-textured, with low organic matter and nitrogen content. Most soils are formed by light alluvial deposits, but there are also heavier soils with a higher content of silt and limestone.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Aleatico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Ansonica, Malvasia, Trebbiano, Vermentino, Viognier

The Val di Cornia DOC, a region of winemaking excellence in Tuscany, Italy, presents a quartet of captivating wines that embody the area's unique terroir and skilled craftsmanship.

Bianco, a vibrant expression of the land, predominantly features Vermentino grapes, offering a fresh and lively character. Blended harmoniously with Ansonica, Malvasia Bianca Lunga, Trebbiano Toscano, and Viognier, this wine displays a captivating interplay of flavors. A touch of other authorized white grapes contributes to its complexity, resulting in a well-rounded and aromatic delight.

Rosato, a rosé with a Tuscan twist, is rooted in Sangiovese grapes. With a minimum of 40%, it embraces the essence of the region's red varietals. The inclusion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, up to 60%, adds depth and balance, while other authorized red grapes impart a touch of individuality.

Cabernet Sauvignon, a testament to the region's red wine prowess, showcases a minimum of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The dominance of this noble grape creates a wine of strength and elegance. Complemented by other authorized red grapes, it encapsulates the rich character of Val di Cornia.

Ansonica Passito, a masterpiece of sweet indulgence, is anchored by a minimum of 85% Ansonica grapes. The luscious sweetness of the Ansonica grape is elevated by the inclusion of other authorized white grapes, resulting in a passito wine of opulence and complexity.

In each sip of Val di Cornia's Bianco, Rosato, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Ansonica Passito wines, one can taste the dedication of winemakers to their art and the profound influence of the region's terroir. These wines stand as a testament to the harmonious marriage of grape varieties and the unique landscape, inviting wine enthusiasts to experience the distinct flavors of Val di Cornia.