The land that constitutes this estate is the site on which the aforementioned building rests, of loose, marlstone and light soil and therefore sterile for the production of cereals, but which has a particular aptitude for the production of vines and in particular for the exquisite quality of wine...
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IN 2016, AFTER BUYING THE ESTATE AND THE SURROUNDING LAND, LUIGI FRASCINO APPROACHED RICCARDO COTARELLA WITH THE PROPOSAL TO MANAGE THE WINERY PROJECT TOGETHER, IN ORDER TO RESTORE THOSE LANDS TO THEIR FORMER POWER: THAT OF ONCE AGAIN YIELDING THOSE FRUITS THAT HAD BEEN ORIGINATING THERE SINCE 1878, AND THUS RESTORING THE PRODUCTION OF GREAT TUSCAN WINES IN THOSE TERRITORIES.
The Frascino family
THE VISIONARY AND THE ENTREPRENEUR
The Cotarella Family
THE OENOLOGIST AND THE PROFESSOR
World President of Oenologists and National President of Assoenologi, Riccardo Cotarella is known well beyond the borders of Italy. In 1979, he and his brother Renzo founded Famiglia Cotarella, one of Italy's most important wineries with 200 hectares of vineyards and almost 2 million bottles sold worldwide.
Subsequently, Riccardo Cotarella created the company 'Cotarella & Chiasso srl' to provide viticultural and oenological consultancy in Italy and abroad. More than 100 companies in Italy, France, Japan, Spain, Romania, Israel and Switzerland entrust their vineyards and wines to the professional care of Cotarella, who is a professor of oenology at the University of Tuscia.
Under his guidance, new vineyards are planted and old ones restored, which become the cellar's treasure.
For the oenologist, participating in the project is a personal choice.
In addition to the fact that the estate itself is a real discovery, with land among the richest in Chianti, the special affinity with the owner, based on a passion for wine and winemaking, is decisive.
A collaboration in which Cotarella saw an opportunity to create something truly unique.