– Tuscany, Italy
This Tuscan boutique winery can be found in the Chianti region where Cypress trees line the roads, and small forests add to the natural charm of the enchanting Italian countryside, just 50 kilometers from Florence.
At the heart of Falzari are the two brothers, Sergio and Roberto Falzari, alongside oenologist Francesco Bartoletti. Together they tend to 10 acres of vineyards and a clear philosophy underlies all the choices they make: working biodynamically and organically. At the core of their winemaking is the profound connection and collaboration with plants, letting them express themselves harmoniously within the natural world.
They are experts around the use of amphora, which -in their case- are made from clay from the region; the winemaking of the past brought back to the future. This results in beautiful pure wines. The oldest vineyard dates back to 1972 and consisted entirely of Trebbiano. Although this grape is often used in blends, the brothers make beautifully elegant and concentrated wines with it.
Additionally, Sangiovese plays an important role. Their Rosso Toscana IGT stands out, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. It’s known for its red fruit notes, robust palate, and impressive longevity along with hints of leather, red fruit, subtle vanilla notes from barrel aging, and a full-bodied character that remains faithful to its fruity essence.
They themselves find it difficult to describe their wines in words and prefer “drink about it,” rather than talk/think about it. And this is exactly what they invite you to do on November the 18th at Natural Wine Festival A’dam.
Cultivation: 15 ha
Production: 1,500 bottles/year
Varieties: Trebbiano, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Approach: Biodynamic, Organic
Sulfites: Added during bottling only