Many call it the Barolo of the South, so intense and structured that it is even referred to as one of the great undiscovered wines of Italy. For those of us who are a fan of rustic, earth-driven wines, Aglianico is a star.
In 2003, Alberto Tanzini and his brother bought the Roccapesta estate in southern Tuscany that contained the over 40 year-old vineyards that are supplying much of their wines’ grapes today. With the utmost respect for terroir, the environment and tradition, the almost 20 hectares has been converted to a sustainable winery producing award winning Morellino di Scansano.
Guido Nera established the estate in 1940. With more than 70 years of tradition, his son, Pietro, along with Guido's grandsons, are carrying on the passionate and heroic cultivation of the grapes of Valtellina, mainly Chiavennasca, the "Nebbiolo di montagna".
An alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes.
Once consumed, one might feel happier, inclined to laugh, be more aware of where it comes from, travel to experience its people and its place of inspiration.