Historically known as a varietal from Sicily, nerello has actually a long history in our territory: as far as we know, it was considered one of the finest wines, and exported to the North of Italy and in France, to enrich the flavours of sangiovese and cabernet. As a result during the 19th century its production went short.
We decided to get back such a distinguished and esteemed product. This reason led us to choose a completely artisanal approach, which we find coherent with our philosophy, allowing us to preserve the rich taste of nerello mascalese under the guidance of the agronomist Antonio Berlincieri and the oenologist Emiliano Falsini.
Meet the Expert
Graduated from Agricultural University in Florence Viticulture and Oenology.
Degree majored in Faculty d’Oenologie – Universitè Victor Segalen Bordeaux, he had lots of professional experiences including in particular Leonardo Da Vinci wineries – Florence (Italy), Robert Mondavy winery – Oakville (California), Villa Maria Estate-Auckland (New Zealand). He continued his activity as consulting oenologist with italian group ‘Matura’ in many italian wineries from north to south as: Bolgheri, Carmignano, Montalcino, Montefalco, Montepulciano, Romagna, Etna, Maremma Toscana, Chianti, Barolo, Vulture, Irpinia.
Judge for some tuscan appellations (Chianti classico DOCG, Chianti DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Vernaccia di S.gimignano DOCG, Carmignano DOCG, Bolgheri DOC), judge for many international wine competitions such as Michelangelo International Wine Competition in South Africa, International Wine Spirits Competitions in London, Finger lakes International Wine competition in Rochester (USA), Japan wine Challenge Tokyo (Japan), Vino Andino Mendoza (Argentina).
Falsini is convinced that ‘the work of creating a great wine begins in the vineyard’, infact fine wine can only be produced from high quality grapes.
He believes in an oenology that is respectul of the raw materials, non interventionist, whose objective is the consumer satisfaction.
Producing high quality wine , with a real character, fully respecting both the environment and those who choose to select and purchase our products, is the fundamental mission of those who, like me, love wine.
The wine maker, infact, is himself an instrument who, thanks to his technical abilities, his tasting capacities and his professional experience, is able to interpret the philosophy and the aims of the single estate and to realize wines that are the expression of the territory, the individual grape variety and the producer. A wine must necessarily talk about the estate and the terriotry where it is produced: behind each and every label there is both a story and the men who create it. Nothing, infact, happens by chance.
Both tradition and modern knowledge and concepts must unite in order to look forward to the future and to wines of a new conception. It is possible, infact, to produce modern wines with the soul and spirit they have always had. Only in this way we can fully realize the promise of each individual estate and be both different and competitive in global markets.