Located in Florence, the Compagnia del Vino was founded in 1997 by Giancarlo Notari with the aim of producing innovative wines of excellent quality and distributing them under its own labels.
The first project was around Prosecco, a denomination with great potential at that time and the brand Col de Salici was created.
In 1999, Compagnia del Vino expanded its presence in Tuscany purchasing an estate of about 20 hectares in one of the zones with a long wine tradition and an enormous margin of improvement : the Maremma.
This estate, located in the municipality of Magliano in Toscana, was named Grillesino (tanks to the river Grillese that flows in proximity of the Estate) and is focused on the production of Morellino di Scansano, the only Tuscan DOCG– together with Brunello di Montalcino – that can be produced only using Sangiovese in pureness.
Thanks to our collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture of the Florence University and the institute of enologie de Bordeaux, we identified the agricultural techniques more suitable to the characteristics and to the needs of any single variety (especially for Sangiovese and Cabernet) in relation to climate and to soil of this captivating wine-growing area of Tuscany.
today we are focused on 3 different variety for reds: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Ciliegiolo to produce our Morellino di Scansano DOCG, Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG and Ceccante, a “Toscana IGT” from Cabernet taht – beyond the autochthonous ones like the Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo – can be considered the ultimate expressions of our terroir.
We also produce a white wine, “Scalavite” from Pinot Blanc and Viognier.All our wines are vinified with modern technology and does not undergo to any filtration treatment to keep unchanged and exalt the characteristics of the grapes.
The Estate reaches totay an extension of around 40 hectares and the total production is 220.00 bottles per year.