Bulichella

Bulichella

Azienda Agricola Bulichella came into being in 1983, born from the desire of four families originating from northern, central, and southern Italy to live together as an extended family, distancing themselves from the traditional model of the nuclear family. One of the main desires was to live together, sharing a host of experiences, and initiating farm production with respect for nature and the environment for domestic consumption of the products and their enjoyment abroad. This gave rise to organic farming. In 1999 the Miyakawa family – Hideyuki and Marisa along with their children – became the business’s owners, and decided to embark on new projects from the experience they already had. In 1960, at 22 years of age, Hideyuki Miyakawa left his native city of Maebashi, Japan, to travel around the world by motorcycle with a friend. After crossing India, Pakistan, and Europe, he came to Rome in 1960, the year of the Olympics, where he spent some time as reporter for a Japanese magazine. During a trip to Turin for a motor show, he met Maria Luisa Bassano, a young student about to leave for a year of study in Japan. During this year, Hideyuki and Marisa’s feelings for one another deepened; Hideyuki joined Marisa in Japan and they got engaged. Hideyuki and Marisa married in 1962, and lived in Turin, where Hideyuki worked with Giugiaro and Mantovani to create Ital Design, and where the family lived until 1992, when the couple moved to Tuscany, and Bulichella, for good. Currently, La Bulichella (42 hectares in total) has 17 hectares of vineyards, 10 hectares of olive groves, a pond, a vegetable garden with orchard, a part dedicated to agritourism, and a small portion of woods. The real turning point towards high-quality, characteristic organic farming took place in the 1990s, when Mr. Miyakawa and his wife Marisa decided to invest in the production that was and is most typical of Suvereto and the entire Val di Cornia area: wine. Underlying our project is everyday work andattention to detail. The year 1997 saw the addition of a new winery, which evolved over the years and now boasts cutting-edge technologies. But the real revolution took place in the vineyard. New vineyards were planted, and after some years of trialling, the grape varieties were chosen that characterize our production today. Small quantities and selected grapes to enhance and concentrate the quality of our vines, hard work in the vineyard to interpret, year by year, the requirements and special features that will characterize our portion of production. Vermentino is the only white grape we have to make our white wine. For the reds, on the other hand, we can boast a vast selection, between Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and a small portion of Petit Verdot; Our Sangiovese is the coastal expression of this grape famed the world over for the areas of Montalcino and Chianti; our proximity to the sea enhances its structure, compensating it with a sharp acidity that makes it elegant and persistent. The Cabernet and Merlot found their natural habitat in the early twentieth century, and our neighbours at the San Guido farm, with their Sassicaia, have helped us familiarize the world with this happy marriage between the Tuscan earth and the French grape. Our objective is to transmit an identity that sets us apart as different from –and not in competition with – the other farms in the Bolgheri area. Indeed, our lands, rich in ferrous minerals and large, clay stones, are hard to farm, but we think they are a unique expression of territory. The objective that accompanies our work is not just to make a quality product, but to transmit our land’s marked identity, use organic farming as an aid in seeking originality, and succeed in giving our customers a glass full of passion, that reflects the territory with professionalism. Bulichella wines are an artwork that is renewed year by year thanks to the love, passion, and a pinch of adventurous moxie of a close group of professionals with the single aim of bringing about a quality product with a strong personality. The technicians’ work is aided by the palate of distinctive traits of this slice of Tuscany: a wisp of briny wind, the vineyards’ exposure to the sun, the dry and very sunny microclimate from April to late August, and the variety of mineral salts in a soil never attacked by chemicals. The ICEA organic certification of all our products guarantees sincere attention to the local territory – a land that is respected and never altered by substances extraneous to nature: we do it to protect our land and our fields, the farm’s staff that works here every day, our guests who come to visit the estate, and, last but not least, our customers, to whom we wish to serve above all a tasty, genuine, and top-quality product.

HERCTARES OF VINEYARDS

16

GRAPE VARIETIES PLANTED

6

Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, Vermentino

CATEGORY OF WINES

2

IGT, DOCG

THE WINES OF WINERIES "Bulichella"

HIDE

Bulichella

rosso

RUBINO

Bulichella

rosso

INFO AND CONTACTS

Bulichella
Loc. Bulichella, 131
Tel: 0565 829892

GPS: 43.078331, 10.693480

Web: bulichella.it
E-mail: info@bulichella.it

Languages:
Inglese, Francese, Giapponese, Italiano

Hospitality and visits:
Lun 09:00-12:00 e 15-18
Mar 09:00-12:00 e 15-18
Mer 09:00-12:00 e 15-18
Gio 09:00-12:00 e 15-18
Ven 09:00-12:00 e 15-18
Su prenotazione possibilità di pranzi e cene con degustazione tecnica dei vini e menù con prodotti del territorio. Possibilità di pernottamento in agriturismo