Non so se sia meglio esser nati e non aver vissuto o non essere mai nati. Bruno Arrigoni (1921-2006)
Vermentino Colli di Luni, Cinque Terre, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti Colli Senesi
IN LIGURIA AND TUSCANY
A story older than a hundred years...
Our family has been involved in wine making for four generations now, first in Liguria and later in Tuscany. For this reason it is fair to say that it represents the essence of our lives and who we are. This is where our story begins…..a story written about much hard work and patience, since all our products are made by hand. Who buys our products should spare a moment to reflect on the region that produces them and what this represents in cultural terms. We have always endeavoured to protect our environment in a landscape so arduous and yet so beautiful that the world looks at it with amazement as well as with benevolent envy. In the 60’s Pietraserena was born. Originally a sharecropping property and now 40 magnificent hectares of sun drenched grapevines which are very close to the towers of the beautiful medieval town of San Gimignano. Today Pietraserena is an important part of our company and a constant producer of excellent quality wines. Thanks to its founder, Bruno Arrigoni, Pietraserena has seen all our dreams and all our hopes materialised into reality. To speak of Pietraserena as a mere winery/vineyard is to minimise it. Today Pietraserena is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful wine estates in the Chianti Hills, as it enjoys one of the best locations and a boutique business which is a point of reference in the area.
Production of Ligurian and Tuscany Wines
Liguria and Tuscany together are like a macro-region that contains in itself great values of history, culture, wine. Vermentino Colli di Luni known since the time of the Maritime Republics is spread from Genoa along the entire Ligurian coast and along the Tuscan coast. From here then it will arrive in Sardinia. Vernaccia or Vernacula seems to have originated in the Cinqueterre, better, we like to believe so to reinforce the union between the regions, from Vernazza to 5 lands, where since the dawn of time Celtic populations ended their evenings under the fireplace slowly drinking this nectar . Chianti is also the synonym of Italian wine, the oldest, the best known, the first to cross borders and oceans. The uniqueness of our family is precisely that of having origins in both regions equally dear to us and this thing represents a bit our strength and our particularity, so much so that we can offer products of absolute quality both in the Cinqueterre with the magnificent white and the Sciacchetrà, which in the Colli di Luni with Vermentino and Rosso. In San Gimignano the Vernaccia Vigna del Sole and the Chianti Caulio Riserva are our pride. Today we can well say that those who turn to our products will have the certainty of savoring authenticity and quality.