The stories of the people who created the wineries featured in this issue of Rare Wines intersect, almost overlapping. Definitely geographically. Carlo Ferrini and Andrea Franchetti are two personalities of fundamental importance in the world of Italian wine. The former is an oenologist who has put his signature on some of the labels that have made the history of our country's wine; the latter is a producer out of the ordinary, forerunner and innovator of oenological trends, with a personality capable of perceiving first the potential of a territory.
Both started their first wineries in Tuscany: Ferrini created Giodo together with his daughter Bianca, choosing the coat of arms and prestige of Montalcino, in 2001, and Sangiovese, a grape that had no secrets for him. Franchetti (who prematurely passed away in 2021), with Tenuta di Trinoro, now led by his son Benjamin, between the 80s and 90s, bet on the then almost unknown Val d'Orcia and on his experience with Bordeaux grapes. The first common step among the Tuscan vineyards corresponds to the second on the volcanic soils of Mt Etna. Here too Andrea preceded Carlo: he gave life to Passopisciaro, and devising a division of the territory into contrade districts, in 2000.
The Tuscan oenologist arrived in 2016 with Alberelli di Giodo, both attracted by the potential of a unique, fascinating territory. Even the production philosophy overlaps: the search for the union between territoriality and elegance is the beacon that illuminates the two paths. And we'll give you proof of this with the wines we've chosen for this episode: Bianco di Trinoro '21 by Tenuta di Trinoro, and Carricante '21 from Alberelli di Giodo.
Rare Wines: two white wines from Tuscany and Sicily to discover
Bianco di Trinoro 2021
selected by Gambero Rosso