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The Sensi family has been making wine in Tuscany since 1890. By 1916 the second generation Fratelli Sensi were distributing Chianti to Florence and the surrounding towns, but it was significant vineyard purchases in 1974 that enabled production to increase sufficiently to distribute all across Italy.  In 1987 the fourth generation Massimo, Marco and Roberta took control of the company. They began the modern export business and made three particularly important decisions. Firstly, in 1995 they purchased the fifteenth century Villa Calappiano property and vineyards, located close to the town of Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo. The powerful Medici family, the royal house of Florence who initially granted the exclusive use of ‘Chianti’ to this wine region, once owned this historic estate.

it is in this beautiful setting that Sensi now produce their Chianti. Secondly, since 1998 the world-renowned oenologist Lorenzo Landi has controlled wine production for Sensi, bringing a wonderful balance between seriously crafted fine wine and drinkability. Thirdly, Sensi has invested in building a modern BRC certified bottling facility in nearby Lamporecchio. Using their network of strategic estate partners across the country, Sensi is now able to offer a wider range of Italian wines for export under the Sensi Collezione label, as well as exclusive and private labels.

Sensi are one of the largest producers of Chianti, exporting over 70% of their production to overseas markets, and are listed in the Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most influential wine guide.

Range of WInes:

Collezione Range
Chianti, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Vermentino, Montepulciano
A classic easy drinking  range of wines suitable for any occasion

Collezione Gold Range
Pinot Grigio adn Pinot Noir
House wines with incredible style and finess, clean, crisp and fresh

Villa Calappiano Range
Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and Prosecco
Elegant, friut filled, spectacular range showing class and style.

Supertuscans & Chianti’s
A wide range of very special wines including Brunello, Bolgheri, Chianti Classico’s, Chianti Riserva, and Supertuscans. Wines for a special occassion.