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Savignola Paolina

Tasting Room

Address: Loc. Petriolo 58
Greve in Chianti, 50022 (Toscana)

Contact: Ludovica Fabbri, Proprietor

Website: www.savignolapaolina.it

E-Mail: info@savignolapaolina.it

Tele: +39.347.045.2893


Visiting Here:

Annual Production: 35,000 bottles

Direct Sales: Yes

Reservations: Recommended

Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM - 5PM; Sat by appointment

Closed: Sun

Tasting Fee: None

Credit Cards: Yes


Michael's Notes:

Ludovica (known as "Ludo" among friends) and her husband Antonio produce a tiny amount of artisanal wine from 20 acres of high-elevation vineyards just a short drive away from Panzano in Chianti. The Fabbri family started making wines around 1850, with the matriarch Paolina passionately developing the business until her passing at the age of 90 years. Ludo now carries on the winemaking heritage of her great grandmother.

Savignola Paolina produces a modest amount of wine, and is best known for its Chianti Classico normale and riserva vintages, both wonderfully showing off, well, the classic tastes of Chianti Classico.  I'm a fan of her Chianti Classico Riserva, with a delightful nose of blackberries and black cherries, and fennel coming through from the wild herbs that often grow among the vineyard rows.

Ludo also makes a very interesting Super Tuscan known as Il Granaio (just 2000 bottles produced each year), made from 70% Sangiovese and 30% Merlot This tiny production gem explodes with a mouthful of blackberryblueberrydried figs and nice black cherry & currants coming through on the nose and palate.  There's only 2,000 bottles made each year, so this is a rare treat for lovers of Super Tuscan wines.

Ludo will warmly welcome you into her cantina with a reservation. Just have your hotel make a call, or give her a call yourself.  Ludo will gladly let you taste the wines and tour the cantina and vineyards to your heart's content.

If you'd like to taste some of Ludo's wonderful wines before (or after) your visit, you can find her latest vintages in the Dall'Uva wine shop.

3 Reviews to “Savignola Paolina”

  1. peter agati 25 Oct 17 at 5:00 PM #

    i purchased several bottles at this winery and need an FDA# in order to send them back to the USA. i put the together with other bottles . I cannot find an e mail for the winery, can you please advise me. the # or how i can contact them.

    • Michael Horne 27 Oct 17 at 6:33 AM #

      Hi Peter — no problem, you can reach the Ludo at Savignola Paolina via email at info@savignolapaolina.it, or via telephone at +39.347.045.2893.

      The FDA registration number for wineries (and all food makers) is considered confidential by the FDA (see this for more info: https://www.fdahelp.us/fda-registration-number-search.html), and I don’t have Savignola Paolina’s number. I’m sure Ludo can supply it so you can get your wine shipped back.

      You can work with the folks at Logistics SRL to ship the wine, if that’s helpful. Contact Odilia De Rose at commerciale@logisticsworldshipping.it for help, and tell her Michael Horne at Dall’Uva sent you. She can help with the shipment and work with Ludo to get the required documentation.

      Hope that helps.
      Cheers.
      Michael

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