Among the most active companies for the recovery of the ancient Chianti and Arezzo varieties close to extinction, to mention that of Roberto Droandi of Montevarchi (Arezzo), with estates also in the Chianti Classico. Many vines rediscovered from this reality, including the......

The discovery of the Tuscan natives continues Here we are at the second episode dedicated to 3 autochthonous Tuscan varieties that I was able to learn about and learn about thanks to the wines of the Mannucci Droandi company. Last time......



The origins of the Mannucci Droandi estate lie in farming and winemaking traditions, in practically all branches of my family. The Mannuccis were landowners in Valdarno at least from the early 19th century; from the 18th century the Droandis were definitely farmers in Carmignano, including the unforgettable Lorenzo Droandi (exponent of that elite of modern, expert farmers inspired by the teachings of Cosimo Ridolfi and Bettino Ricasoli), steward of the Fattoria del Borro in Valdarno in the late 19th century, and responsible for its layout which has lasted almost until the present day. An ancestor of my maternal grandmother, Francesco Carafa, was a wine merchant in Lucca more or less at the same time. Today the estate is family-run. I am the owner, assisted by my wife, Maria Grazia Mammuccini (also the daughter of farmers) and my nephews Andrea and Matteo Mammuccini. We aim for quality products and land, which is why, helped by qualified staff, we are committed to obtaining the best we can from a mixture of tradition and innovation, in order to carry forward what was built up by the generations before us.

What they say….

We are certified….


Suolo e Salute (Soil and Health) is an Italian inspection and certification body for food and agriculture and the environment. Founded in 1969 in Italy, it pioneered in the promotion of organic-mineral methods from which organic agriculture is promoted as a fundamental practice.


SOLMACC  is a LIFE-co-funded project that runs from 2013 to 2018. Its ambition is to demonstrate that by applying optimised farming practices, organic farming can be climate-friendly. 12 demonstration farms across Europe (including our estate Mannucci Droandi) are therefore adjusting their farming techniques under the close supervision and monitoring of agricultural scientists.


From its foundation the Consortium has been protecting, overseeing and valorizing the Chianti Classico denomination. From the Consortium for the protection of Chianti wine and its mark of origin of the 1924 to today’s Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico the organization has changed its name and the design of its logo, but its trademark has always been the historic symbol of the Black Rooster.


The certified organic logo of the European Union. It is often named “Euro-leaf”. It symbolizes the marriage of Europe and Nature.  If used on a product, the EU organic logo indicates that this product can be legally qualified organic because it is in full conformity with the conditions and regulations for the organic farming sector established by the European Union.