Casentino is a small valley in Tuscany between the provinces of Arezzo and Florence.
Its morphological characteristics have earned it the name “Valle chiusa” ( closed valley) – Clasentinum – created by nature as a sort of basket with a bottom of meadows and forests enclosed by wooded mountains and crossed by the river Arno, which runs along the valley to the plain of Arezzo
and from here “it turns its face away from the Arezzians” (Dante, Purgatory, XV.48) heading to Florence.
Land of towers, donjons and castles, Romanesque parish churches, Della Robbia terracottas, Dante’s places and spiritual sites, oasis of green in the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines (National Park of the Casentino Forests);
it is rightly considered one of the most beautiful valleys of Tuscany.
Our farm includes the farm holidays Casa Giannino, as well as 6 hectares of vineyards and woods. It is located in a basin at 450 meters above sea level facing south, in which our family has been cultivating vines since the mid-nineteenth century. The first specialized vineyard planted by my father has been located here since 1973. It has been converted to organic since 2008 and to biodynamic since 2012.
The special balance between the land and the temperature ranges, typical of the Casentino valley, allows the grapes to ripen optimally, giving us grapes with a strong aroma and a wine of remarkable elegance. This has led us, over the years, to experiment and cultivate new and ancient varieties to help create a new wine identity of the territory.
Tuscan for over 10 generations, our family has had its roots in agriculture since time immemorial.
Evolution has led us to undertake BIODYNAMICS as an agronomic choice and NATURAL style as a winemaking choice. For that reason we do not use any selected yeasts, tannins, enzymes, stabilizers and all the other substances allowed in Italy, of which unfortunately consumers often ignore the existence and effects. Sulphites are present in our wines in limited amounts and can vary from 20 to a maximum of 50 mg/L, when the legal limit is currently 150 mg/L for red wines and 200 mg/L for white wines.
We love this land of which we are the custodians and we like red wine. We actually like white wine and sparkling wine too… But that’s another story 🙂