The history of Tenimenti d’Alessandro is linked to Cortona and its rebirth as a place of excellent wine production.
Located in Manzano, down by Cortona (Arezzo) in south-east Tuscany, the property —today about 30 hectares of vineyards, certified organic since 2016 — was purchased in 1967 by the d’Alessandro family.
Starting from the 80s, the area has been subject to intense experimentation in order to determine the very best varieties for its soils and climate conditions. Above all, Syrah performed the best and seemed to be the most suitable grape variety.
Filippo Calabresi is totally involved in the winemaking, bringing to Cortona the Syrah skills he has built with many vignerons in France, California and Oregon,
after studying at the International Wine Center in New York.
Filippo realizes his idea of wine starting from the vineyards, working organic, excluding synthetic products and looking for plant’s health and balance.