Wine producers in Cortona: Giannoni Fabbri
The property has been handed down from one generation to the next and its present owner is Marco Giannoni. The property is in Tuscany, province of Arezzo, in the municipality of Cortona, located in Montanare. It is situated on a small area of flatland surrounded by hills reaching 850 m.a.s.l. which creates a particular microclimate in contrast with the Valdichiana region that is connected by a narrow opening. The property is situated on altitudes ranging between 280 m.a.s.l and 400 m.a.s.l. The present owner took over the business in 1990 and converted it into a modern viticulture by replanting and extending the invested area of the vineyard. Nearly half of the vineyard, 15 hectares, has currently been realised according to modern standards. New varieties have been introduced, such as: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. The population of 1,600 vine stocks per hectare, having plants 3 metres between the rows and 2 metres on the rows, have been increased to 5,500 vine stocks per hectare; 2 metres between the rows and 0.90 metres on the rows. The cultivation of our vines: dry pruning, green pruning, green harvesting, are all carried out manually since only an expert eye can understand what is good for the plant and for the fruit. Machines are a useful tool but cannot substitute man’s experience. In the same way, when trying to obtain a natural production, products of synthesis can never substitute attention and respect for the environment. Wine tasting and a visit of the company’s cellar are possible upon reservation.
- Syrah Cortona D.O.C.
- Cabernet Sauvignon Cortona D.O.C.
- Vin Santo Cortona D.O.C.
- Vermentino Toscano I.G.T.
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