Maturano - a rare, white grape grown at I Ciacca Picinisco, Val Comino, Lazio. This ancient variety is to be found only in Picinisco and nearby. DNA analysis shows it is not related to any other grapes to be found in the world. It is Certified Organic - although we knew anyway as this land was an ancient vineyard, which had been abandoned for over 50 years - but worked by our family for at least 500 years!
Consultant oenologist and family friend Alberto Antonini (named by his peers in Decanter magazine(2015) as 1 of the top 5 winemakers in the world) has been involved in the development of the vineyard and Cantina since 2012. For 3 years, while our grapes were growing, Sofia, Luca and Onorio started to learn about wine making while working in Alberto’s Tuscan cantina during the vendemmia.
Our red wines are made from certified organic grapes sourced locally from vineyards well know to us. At the moment, we only grow Maturano at I Ciacca.
We continue to experiment with different ways of vinification to seek to maximise the flavours, quality and longevity of the wine we produce. We only release to the market those we consider excellent. We are confident however that as the vines themselves mature and our knowledge and experience of care for them and vinification of this unique grape grows, our wines can only become better.