It may have struck you that we have wine from all over Italy, but until now none from Tuscany. This is not due to a dislike of wines from Toscana, although we admit that given a choice between a Brunello and a Barolo we would probably always go for Piemonte's pride. But Toscana has suffered, in our opinion, maybe more than any other Italian region, from its popularity. The result being the dificulty to find wines that have not been internationalized, but still retain a sense of place. Yes, many of the wines are great wines, but as of late, have not given us the feeling and the personality we look for in wine.
When a good friend introduced us to Ludovica Fabbri and her father at VinItaly in 2006, we finally felt at home. The wines taste like one remembers wines from the region can taste, and yet they are also not old-fashioned. They are vibrant with personality with an ever present respect for tradition. Ludovica loves her land and her opportunity to enrich and revive a tradition started by her great-great Aunt Paolina. Her aunt lived and worked in a time where women would neither would work in the fields, make the wine, nor run the business. Aunt Paolina was highly respected despite her inability to conform. We love that her great-great niece is following in her footsteps and creating such lovely wines from such beautiful land.