Fattoria di Basciano is the estate owned by the Masi family since the beginning of 1900. It is located right in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area, on thee top of a hill overlooking the Argomenna valley on one side, and the right bank of the Sieve river on the other.
The vineyards are at an elevation of 300 mtrs. on sea level, lying on a very stony soil, locally known as “Galestro”. The micro-climate is ideal for the ripening of the grapes. It is dry and breeze, marked by scarcity of rain and a remarkable range of night and day temperature in summertime. The extension of the property is of 75 Ha, divided in 35 Ha of vineyard, 20 Ha of olive yard and 20 Ha of wood. In the last fifteen years the ownership has been engaged in a program of researches for the highest quality level. These efforts lead to invest consistently, by planting new vineyards and building a new winery for the vinification and the ageing in barrel of the wine.
The original core of Basciano is an ancient guard tower, dating back to the 13th century, now restored. Here we lead our activity of high-level Agriturismo.
The Masi family have been making wine for three generations. From the beginning until now, the leading philosophy which has distinguished our work has always been the same: producing wines with an excellent quality/price relationship. To obtain this, year after year we have searched for and selected the producers who can guarantee a constant high-standard quality level, and we have created a long-term relationship of cooperation with them, including our consultation on how to manage the vineyard, with the aim of reaching the highest quality.