The hill-top hamlet of Ghizzano lies in the Pisan hills, close to the Tuscan coast. The Venerosi Pesciolini family settled here in the late 14th Century and the estate now encompasses around 350ha with 20ha of vines. Vineyards sit within this gentle landscape at 200m above sea level and are blessed with a mild climate thanks to the maritime influence. Wine has been bottled since 1985, organically certified from 2008 and is moving in a biodynamic direction with concrete eggs a recent addition. The property is now in the hands of Ginevra Pesciolini and her wines continue to gain almost annual Tre Bicchieri awards. As a part of her philosophy of ensuring the wines represent their location Ginevra has also been reducing the amount of new oak in her SuperTuscan creations. Natural yeasts, pressing under foot and a move to using larger format oak are also integral to the style of the wines.
Tenuta di Ghizzano Nambrot 2012
60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc & 20% Petit Verdot Grape harvest By hand with further bunch selection on sorting table before destalking Pressing with feet
Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in open wooden vats and/or concrete vats Fermentation temperature 28/30° controlled
Maturing 18 months in 225 litre oak barrels
Annual production From 4.000 to 6.000 bottiglie da 750 ml. depending on the vintage