"Il Corzanello"IGT Bianco 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 / 44.500 acres
Average annual production of the company: 80.000 bottles
Grapes owned by the winery: 100%
'Annita’IGT Bianco Toscana - 2019
Il Rio is a farmhouse belonging to a group of historic farms once owned by Fattoria di Molezzano. Located in the municipality of Vicchio di Mugello, on the slopes of the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines, it now houses the winery and the residence of the owners Paolo Cerrini and Manuela Villimburgo.
At the end of the 80s they faced together a radical lifestyle change. Manuela, of Roman origins, journalist by profession, had already moved to Florence for some years. This was the city where she met Paolo, who worked as a goldsmith and was much appreciated both locally and abroad. It even seems that Paolo had repeatedly declined a job proposal in Paris by the Cartier group.
The desire to produce wine for their own consumption led the couple, in the early 90s, to plant the first 350 vines. The humility led them to ask for advice to some friends experts in enology, who insisted that they planted three "international" varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, although they were generally accustomed to very different climatic conditions from those of Tuscany.
However, the clay soil, which suggested the use of not too vigorous rootstocks, in order to favor the complete maturation of the grapes, and the continental and rigid climate, with a strong temperature range between day and night (in pre harvest about 44 - 82° F), have proved over time to be the source of aromas and elegance.
The work of Paolo and Manuela is concentrated almost exclusively in the vineyard. The fertilization is limited to the occasional sprinkling of manure and to the cutting of the wild herbs. The technique used is Guyot, inspired by the Burgundian method, with the arrangement of the foliage on two walls (modified Lyra) so as to have a double irradiation surface that favors the synthesis of sugars, keeping the bunches away from the too intense rays of sun.
These measures allow the couple to bring to their cellar a well-ripe grape, but fresh and crisp, which does not need too invasive interventions in order to become high quality wine.
Total area planted with vines: 2 hectares / 5 acres
Average annual production of the winery: 8.000 bottles
Grapes owned by the winery: 100%
'Chardonnay’IGT Costa Toscana2013
Terre del Sillabo
The wines made at Terre del Sillabo are strongly connected to the personality of their producer, Gian Pio Moretti, for friends Giampi.
Born in Val Freddana, located on the road that leads from Lucca to Versilia, and raised on the family property in an agricultural context, in times when the farms were still inhabited by sharecroppers. Giampi began to become passionate about the world of wine in the early 90s. In fact, the first vintage was bottled in 1993. Today one of those farms is both his residence and the winemaking and aging cellar at the same time. The vines grow on steep slopes, offshoots of the mountain range called the Apuan Alps.
The ideas (fortunately) against the current led him to conceive white wines for aging, using only international grape varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Careful selections and long aging are the postulates for the production of these atypical wines. Although this would not be possible without the support of a very special terroir. The loose soils composed of clay, sandstone and pebbles and the strong temperature range between day and night, give the wine strong aromas.
Talking about wine with Giampi Moretti is an experience that goes beyond technicalities and ego excesses. Giampi loves wine and loves to produce it, but avoids any possible semblance of self-celebration, despite his wines being highly appreciated nationally and internationally. Disinclined to the logic of sales, to the dynamics of marketing, he decided to step aside, not sending bottles to wine guides and manuals and wine journalists. In fact he says in a joking tone, but not too much: “Let's start from the principle that a wine, if it is a wholly agricultural product, cannot be represented by a vote, a number of stars or other synthetic descriptions. We tried, without any presumption, but with a hint of humility, to make wines to be drunk and not wines 'to be read'."
Total area planted with vines: 6 hectares / 15 acres
Average annual production of the winery: 18.000 bottles
'Il Bianco - Chardonnay'IGT Bianco Toscana2019
Molino di Sant'Antimo
The Molino di Sant’Antimo farm was born thanks to the dream of Carlo Vittori. By profession an architect, in the early 1980s he began designing cellars in the Montalcino area. The passion for wine led him to transform his profession, becoming general manager of several renowned wineries. However, the desire to give birth to a creature of his own led him to search for land at affordable costs that belonged to the area of the Brunello certification. At the beginning of the 90s Carlo, together with his wife Susanna, had the opportunity to buy two abandoned farms on the south-western side of the hill. The first, sold by the noble Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona family, was an ancient mill located near the ancient Abbey of Sant’Antimo, an enchanted place that lies in the valley dominated by the medieval village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The second was an old farm with uncultivated fields, where spontaneous vegetation had by now taken over. It was there that the farm was built, but it took its name from the old mill. Carlo and Susanna gradually began to plant vineyards, while they carried out the renovation works. At the turn of the millennia, the cellar was inaugurated and the first wines were bottled. Meanwhile the whole family began to feel involved in the project. Already during the years of study, the daughters Giulia and Valeria participated in the most important moments such as the harvest and events. In 2010 the eldest daughter Giulia officially took over the commercial part while in 2013 her younger sister Valeria, after having obtained a degree in oenology, took charge of the production part. Molino di Sant'Antimo is a young company with clear ideas, which has been able to find an outlet in an environment, that of Montalcino, already occupied by established companies over time.
Total area planted with vines: 11 hectares / 27 acres
Average annual production of the winery: 70.000 bottles
'Sauvignon Blanc'IGT Costa Toscana2012
Total area planted with vines: 6 hectares / 15 acres
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'Spante'IGT Costa Toscana2016
'Vermentino'Colline Lucchesi DOC2019
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
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