History

The Bucalossi family bought the estate from the Florentine noblewoman Emma Bizzarri. They have maintained the name “Casa Emma” respecting the historical roots of this land. The Bucalossi family and more precisely, Fiorella Lepri, from the earliest times have settled in their estates to have a direct contact with the territory and have remained there to this day, pushed from the pride of those who made these lands reborn, cuddling vineyards and then reap the rewards…
Deeply attached to this land, you can see Fiorella turn between the rows of their vineyards, with their workers, as more and more interested in the life of a farmer rather than in a comfortable life.
The old vines, disappear to give way to vineyards with geometric rows, sublime games of joints, like the pages of an open book that let anyone see the history of Casa Emma.

Philosophy

The inherent philosophy of the company is to integrate the work of men with the surrounding environment so they merge into a single block of spectacular beauty. The estate of Casa Emma with its beautiful botanical park of Chianti with the blossoming roses of Chianti, with its beautiful vineyards, arranged like an amphitheater around the central core, reveals an ancient philosophy of life, where one can truly enjoy everything that surrounds them only by merging into it and thereby contribuiting to its improvements.
Located at the heart of Chianti Classico, at an altitude of 420m. above sea level, the vineyards of Casa Emma are surely among the greatest expressions that a land like Chianti Classico can offer. At Casa Emma grape varieties such as Merlot are grown, or others more linked to traditional as Malvasia Nera and Canaiolo, but Sangiovese remains dominants: one of the oldest Italian vines, always at the base of the Chianti Classico wine, occupying almost the entire area used for growing vines.
Tradition and historical roots should not be in any way synonymous with technological backwardness and all of this at Casa Emma is well understood.

Cohesion between technology and Organic agriculture

To achieve product of excellence it was essential to combine experiences also millenary with what the latest technologies offer us.
At Casa Emma, we decided to especially focus on the present and above all the future, integrating cuttingedge methods and technical means in the process, from the care of the vine to the wine sale.
The vineyards are constantly monitored by a sophisticated wireless system for the recognition of environmental and weather conditions, so as to ensure a fast action to contrast the vineyard diseases.This technology is important for the way we approach to work. Casa Emma in fact follows an organic system, respecting the’ environment but guaranteeing an exceptional quality production in every way.

Una Storia Millenaria

Tutto nel cuore del Chianti è legato con un filo spesso visibile

Work and goals

We all expect that in the near future men and animals will cooperate with each other in respect.
In this regard on June 2015 a new Sangiovese vineyard of one hectar was planted to be worked solely with the method of the geese , so as to avoid the ‘impact with heavy vehicles as much as possible. This shows how much Casa Emma respects life.
As stated by our Winemaker Marco Salvadori:
“The wine from organic farming, which is the result of this respectful collaboration between man and the earth, like all organic fruits, brings health. This is very important for Casa Emma: to deliver the wellness of a land cultivated with love and religious respect for the consumer. “
As we have already stated “Organic” is not just a trend, but also a certificate of health.
When Casa Emma spring arrives with its vegetation, Marco Salvadori, oenologist and agronomist then established in 2012 that he would no longer use desiccant to control the growth of grass: he would do some cutting or plowing in of the screws and learn to live with grass and with the newcomers “Geese” so can have a good meal every day.
Against diseases we use two defense products: the pure sulfur and copper in small quantities as the farmers used to do a century ago.
Our workers, who work in direct contact with the Winemaker, know that the doses are very limited and you must stay in the parameters, so they studied together a protocol for each vineyard.
Furthermore in March 2013 he proposed to the owner, an innovative defense system by inserting biostimulants in the protocol, extracts from seaweed, it was possible to halve the dose of copper per hectare and per year. This metod have been used since then. During fall, the fertilization is distributed manure from cattle of biological origin, or green manure that consist in a set of legumes and grasses, used differently for each vineyard according to the needs of the type of vineyard. These are planted in alternate rows in the vineyards and grown up to a meter, then in the future they will be the food for our geese.
The Harvest sees our workers between the rows from morning to night. We work exclusively by hand picking, so we can select the best bunch of’grapes, preferring quality over quantity. It is trying to live with nature, not to dominate it. We want to achieve the balance of the plant, not its overproduction.
This is the philosophy of Casa Emma. With this method of action and production, we have only positive results, which wouldn’t have come with Conventional Agriculture.
From 2015 we started our last project: The grapeskin flour for human consumption and nowadays we are implementing this project

Technology

Tradition, heraldry and historical roots do not by any means need to be synonymous with backward technology. At Casa Emma we know when and where to move with the times.

Product excellence

It has never been as important as in the present day to combine age-old experience with modern technology in order to create products of excellence. At Casa Emma, confident of our centuries of experience, we decided without hesitation to embrace both the present and the future, integrating cutting-edge methods and technical apparatus into all the stages of our production, from vineyards to wine sales.

VineSense

Our vineyards, for example, are constantly monitored by a sophisticated wireless system detecting environmental and weather conditions, via Internet interface, called VineSense, developed and manufactured by the company Netsens.