ITALY: Tolaini Winery, Difficult Harvest, Top Results


Undoubtedly an intense summer for Tolaini winery. A difficult harvest, but top results are being seen this year thanks to careful maintenance in the vineyards and also due to the hard work put forth in past years.

The current news is with regards to human resources. From this harvest there are two new people at Tolaini; Alberto Fusi is the new General Manager and Luca D’Attoma is the new consulting enologist.

Alberto Fusi is a young agronomist with much experience in the Chianti Classico region and has also had many international experiences, including study at UC Davis.

Luca D’Attoma is a professional enologist in charge of many important winery projects in Italy and abroad. He has loads of experience at the highest level and as soon as he arrived at Tolaini, he immersed himself in the culture right away.

«At Tolaini I found many characteristics to which I can relate: Determination, creativity and the continual search for perfection. With Pierluigi and Lia I share their vision and we are working in harmony to reach our mutually ambitious goals».

With D’Attoma Tolaini’s goal is to continue to practice organic farming to elevate the quality of their wines.

In 1998, when Pierluigi bought his estate and planted the grape varietals based solely on what would grow best in each area (zonation); it was done to insure each varietal would have the best path for success. The winery philosophy from the beginning was about growing the best fruit possible.

Today the estate also continues to invest in technology and research with a young and dynamic team. Francesco Rosi is the cellar master and Mattia Malanchi is the estate’s agronomist, both seasoned Tolaini veterans at under 40.