"Il Corzanello"IGT Rosato Toscana2019
Corzano e Paterno
The Corzano and Paterno farm extends over two hundred hectares of land of which only eighteen are planted with vines. The rest is divided into olive groves, pastures and natural oak forests.
The property consists of two separate farmhouse complexes, called Corzano and Paterno, which were purchased by the Swiss architect Wndelin Gelpke between 1971 and 1976 by the descendants of the Niccolini, a noble Florentine family. Forced to sell the estate, they asked the family friend Gelpke for advice, who offered to buy it himself to protect it from the advent of possible speculators. The architect undertook to leave the structures intact and so he did. The complexes were in fact restructured but in a respectful way. After that Gelpke moved there with several members of his family. Everyone was able to assume their role within the farm which today produces wines, olive oil and pecorino cheeses (sheep milk) of the highest quality.
Today the production of Corzano and Paterno is internationally recognized. In fact, many of the best restaurants in Europe serve the farm's products on their tables.
Total area planted with vines: 18 hectares / 45 acres
Average annual production of the company: 80.000 bottles
Grapes owned by the winery: 100%
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"Le Cicale" Rosato IGT Toscana 2018
Matteo and Mina are the owners of this delightful farm, located in the north-west of Tuscany, more precisely in the country-side nestled between the Apuan Alps, the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea, just 5 km from the city walls of Lucca.
The farm develops between two rivers, the Serchio and the Freddana. In the plain the soils are loose, silty-sandy with the presence of pebbles. In the hills the soil matrix becomes more clayey with good skeleton. The exposure goes from south-east to south-west. The proximity to the sea ensures a large amount of light and constant ventilation. The mountains provide a good supply of water and cool nights even in summer. The farm includes woods, arable fields, olive groves and 18 hectares of vineyards.
Matteo was born in Florence. He was a typical city boy who, however, became fond of agriculture thanks to his grandfather Felice. Once he had inherited the estate from his grandmother, he decided to study enology and viticulture, starting a journey that took him to Bordeaux, where he obtained a Master in Enology and Viticulture, and also an award as best taster. Mina, of Greek origin, also attended the same master and the two met like this. After working together in France for several years, they decided to move to Italy and manage the family winery.
Their philosophy is to produce terroir wines, experimenting with organic and biodynamic farming, with an ecological spirit, and thus be able to contribute to the growth of the small but noble Denomination of Controlled Origin of Lucca, DOC Colline Lucchesi.
Total area planted with vines: 19 hectares
Average annual production of the winery: 135.000 bottles
"Renzo" IGT Rosato Toscana 2019
The Renzo Marinai farm is located in an old farmhouse complex called San Martino a Cecione. The oldest part of the structure dates back to 1163 AD. and it was a watchtower that the Florentine army had erected to defend the area. In fact, the estate is located on one of the highest parts of the Panzano in Chianti area, from which it dominates the beautiful valley called Conca d’Oro (The Golden Shell). The name seems to derive from the golden color of the ripe wheat. This was one of the very few valleys in Chianti, the soil of which is mostly poor and stony, that was suitable for the production of cereals. Today the estate covers 30 hectares of land of which only 6 are planted with vineyards, 13 with olive groves and the rest is covered by natural oak woods.
Renzo Marinai managed to buy the farm in 1996 and immediately started organic management of the fields, leading the way for a movement called ‘Viticoltori di Panzano’ that has been growing in the years. Today it is the largest Italian bio-district and it includes almost all the wineries of the area.
When visiting the company there are two things that are very striking. The first is the word 'LOVE' (inspired by Masaru Emoto's experiments) which stands out on the highest part of the vineyards, placed there precisely to infuse positive vibrations to the soil and plants. The second is instead the music of Mozart, constantly diffused in the aging cellar. Specifically, the arias of the composer whose meter is built on the golden succession of the Pisan mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci. According to some studies, the vibrations produced by these arias by the Austrian composer would favor the development of many natural processes.
The last curiosity is linked to the production of wheat, the ancient Senator Cappelli variety, in full respect of the tradition of the Conca d’Oro valley.
Total area planted with vines: 8 hectares/ 20 acres
Average annual production of the winery: 32.000 bottles
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“Palmina”IGT Rosé Toscana2019
Riecine was an old farm belonging to the nearby monastery of Badia a Coltibuono, on the imposing hills of Gaiole in Chianti. There are some documents dating back to 1112 AD that prove its existence. However it is a shared opinion that the origin of the estate dates back to the Etruscan era as it is located near the excavations of an ancient settlement. It is thought that this area has been devoted to wine production since that time.
The current Riecine was founded thanks to the foresight of an English gentleman called John Dunkley and his wife Palmina Abbagnano, who had the intuition to buy the farm and a plot of land in 1971. The first vintage released on the market was 1975. Until in those years Chianti had the reputation of being nothing more than a good table wine. John and Palmina were among the pioneers of the production of a high quality Sangiovese-based wine in the Chianti Classico area. The phrase attributed to him is famous: “When Baron Philippe de Rothschild will plant Sangiovese, I will convert myself to Cabernet Sauvignon”. All of us owe a lot to them and to Riecine, for having laid the ideological foundations for the enhancement of a territory and its vine, at a time when this concept was not yet in use.
Today Riecine belongs to Lana Frank’s family and is managed with energy and creativity by the young winemaker Alessandro Campatelli. He has been able to find a meeting point between modernity and tradition.
Total area planted with vines: 22 hectares / 55 acres
Average annual production of the company: 96.000 bottles
Rosè IGT Toscana 2019
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