The name of this wine derives from the ancient hunting estate established by the Medici Family in the Sixteenth Century, called Barco Reale Mediceo. The production of wine in this area was the first in the world to be regulated in 1716 by restrictive rules to guarantee its purity.
The first written documentation in which the name of a Carmignano wine appears dates back to 1396. Carmignano can be considered the ancestor of the so-called Super Tuscan wines (great Tuscan wines obtained by adding international vines such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to Sangiovese)
In ancient times this wine was stolen (with the implied consent of the owners) from the vats during their transport to the Farm.
The must immediately transferred in another container and hidden had a slow fermentation and was ready a few months after the harvest. The wine was light in colour, because it was separated too early from the skins.
The use of oak is carefully planned to support in a non-invasive way the undisturbed resting of the wine during the maturation period, which can last up to 16 months in case of the Carmignano Docg.