Project Description

Cantina di Pitigliano

A journey into the – other – Tuscan Maremma,
that of the breathtaking tuff cliffs and volcanic soils

Here union (of the associated producers) is strength and quality

Cantina Cooperativa di Pitigliano was founded in 1954 by the will of 11 vine growers who believed that unity produces strength and quality. Today, with 450 ha of vineyards and 450 associated members, the winery is one of the most important in Eastern Maremma. We are in the South Eastern part of Tuscany, a stone’s throw from Lazio and Lake Bolsena, from Umbria and Orvieto. Very ancient territory, of volcanic origin, as evidenced by the numerous lakes in the area and the many thermal areas, Pitigliano is one of the treasures, still too little known, of this hinterland.

The city, whose origins are lost in the Bronze Age, preserves countless architectures and testimonies of the ancient Etruscan civilization. It stands on an imposing cliff overlooking what, until the mid-1700s, when the reclaiming works began, was a vast swamp that reached the sea. Contended over the centuries by many noble families because of its important outpost location, the strategic fortification and because it was a healthy territory in an area infected by malaria for many centuries, this area has always had a strong wine-growing vocation.

The vineyards of the partners of Cantina di Pitigliano are located in the municipalities of Pitigliano, Sovana and Manciano. Tuff, the main component of  Pitigliano soil, is responsible for the excellent aromas and longevity of the whites. Sovana is a land of majestic reds and among them Merlot and the more indigenous Ciliegiolo stand out. The winery draws its strength from the specificities of these soils, from the painstaking work that takes place in the vineyard, from the union of so many small producers who together are able to offer a wide range of quality whites and reds, in quantities suitable to address all the different distribution channels.

Region: Tuscany

Property dimension: 450 ha

Produzione azienda: 1,5 milioni di bottiglie

Agronomist: XXX

Oenologist: Maria Michela Bussu / Daniele Di Mambro

Web: www.cantinadipitigliano.it

Production

Ciliegiolo, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vermentino, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia Toscana, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Viognier