Val di Cornia is a scenic valley rich in history and inhabited by very friendly people. The D.O.C. appellation, established in 1989, has led to a giant step forward in the quality of the wines produced at Val di Cornia. A careful selection of the grapes and accurate methods of vinification have considerably improved the quality standard of the various types of wine produced here.
Initially, Val di Cornia D.O.C. included "riserva", red, rosé and white wines. But following recent changes, the D.O.C. now includes several types of wine, including some obtained from only a single variety of grapes, and a subcategory called Suvereto, which is a red obtained from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes.
The grapes used in making Val di Cornia wines must be grown at Suvereto, Sassetta, Piombino, San Vincenzo, Campiglia Marittima and Monteverdi Marittimo. The Suvereto subcategory can be obtained from grapes grown only at Suvereto.