Owner & winemaker: Marco Cannoni
Vineyards: 6.9ha, of which about 75% is estate-owned and the rest rented
Vineyard management: Certified organic
Soils: Clay, stone, humus, and sand
Grapes grown: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Malvasia Nera, San Forte, Pugnitello, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia Lunga del Chianti, Trebbiano, Orpicchio, San Colombano
Annual production: 25,000 bottles
- Marco began working on his family’s farm at the age of twelve–2022 was his 47th vintage.
- “Creating beauty is my passion, seeking excellence is my goal, enjoying together is the final result.” – Marco Cannoni
In 1998, Marco Cannoni assumed full-time responsibility for his family’s generation-spanning polycultural farm at the foot of the Pratomagno mountain range northwest of Arezzo. “La Valdarno is the most uncontaminated, true, and authentic part of Tuscany,” Marco tells us. When he began working on the farm at age 12, the family sold its wine in bulk, reserving only a little for their own consumption. It wasn’t until 2005 that Marco bottled his first vintage and marketed it under the Podere Giocoli label. Farming for Marco has always come naturally and he eschews any chemical inputs in the vineyard. In addition to wine, Podere Giocoli is known for its organic vegetables, fruits, and honey. Grape production is devoted primarily to Sangiovese with Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia and Trebbiano also planted. Marco’s Chianti in fiaschi—the traditional straw basket used to transport the fragile and often round-bottomed hand blown glass bottles common in pre-industrial Europe—is a juicy and delicious red wine made with very little added sulfites.