A young Canadian wine grower wedded to wine

Paula Cook is 30 and comes from Quebec. In 2010, she moved to Tuscany and established her own winery: Le Miccine. The estate is located 400 m above sea level in a valley, which affords good protection from the summer heat and ensures cool nights (8°C in the summer).

The property boasts 7 hectares of vineyards facing South-South-East and a staff of two who farm the vines organically using few fertilisers, no tillage and low yields.

Her vision of Chianti Classico is to produce ethereal wines for pleasure with precise fruit aromas and beautiful tension. Hence, she uses restrained extraction on Sangiovese and avoids picking overripe grapes. Her use of oak combines casks and tuns.

Paula Cook lives each day passionately and has extensive training and experience in the wine industry, following stays in Angers, Piedmont, Alicante and Bordeaux. She admits that Chianti Classico’s global reputation helped her launch her business and generate awareness for her wines worldwide. They are now enjoyed in a wide range of countries: Canada, China, Hong Kong, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Italy.

We had the pleasure of meeting her in February during the Anteprima Toscana and fell in love with her, tasting her Le Miccine 2013 Chianti Classico, a fruity, easy-drinking wine with beautiful freshness and citrus notes, and her superb Riserva Le Miccine 2012.

Call into her winery and enjoy a real Tuscan holiday!