The history of the farm dates back, as an agricultural complex, to the end of the 1500s when it was owned by the noble Gatteschi family who built the first fermentation tanks of the musts, still visible today, and, as a building complex, at the beginning of the 12th century as watchtower inside an immense fief owned by the Counts Guidi, a tower that is no longer visible because it is incorporated in the buildings of the following centuries which led to the current building structure.
The name of the property derives from “verone”, an ancient Tuscan term used to indicate a terrace, loggia, covered or uncovered, and in particular, in the agricultural environment, the covered terrace with which the external staircase of the country houses ends ; in fact, there were large brick terraces at Fattoria I Veroni, of which only one remains today, from which then the name of the building complex and the place arose, as well as, today, of the entire company and its wines.
I Veroni is today a specialized, certified organic winery, located in the Chianti Rufina area in the Municipality of Pontassieve at a distance of about 10 km from the city of Florence.
Lorenzo Mariani is the current owner, as well as the fourth generation of his family in I Veroni, since his maternal great-grandfather bought in 1897 the large property that could count on various farms and on the classic mixed crops of the time.
The production philosophy of the company, unlike what has been a strongly shared path especially in yesterday’s Tuscany, has entrusted its identity to its denomination and to the grapes that are its true interpreter. A Sangiovese that in this area stands out for finesse, drinkability and vocation for long aging. Merit of the mainly calcareous soils on which it is bred, by the careful choice of the exposures, which did not affect the cooler and less sunny areas, by the thermal changes typical of the production area which especially in the pre-harvest phase guarantee good acidity and finesse of perfumes.