Roberto Cipresso, native from Bassano del Grappa, starts his winemaking career in 1987 in Montalcino, where he settles and starts working for some well known wine productors like Case Basse, Poggio Antico and Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. He extends his activity and collaborates with prestigious companies in Tuscany and across the most important regions in the territory thanks to his successful personal achievements. In 1999 Roberto Cipresso founded Winemaking, a group of agronomic and oenologic consultancy that today counts with a team of selected technicians that work for more than thirty companies throughout the Italian territory. His carrier counts with collaborations with foreigner companies such as the prestigious Achaval-Ferrer Winery in Argentina.
He is owner of Fattoria La Fiorita, located in the heart of Montalcino and produces very few precious bottles of Brunello. He is also founder of the Winecircus project, a wine cellar and laboratory. Thanks to the particular vines that he counts with and thanks to the experimental cellar, Winecircus is dedicated to research and to the different aspects of the vine activity in collaboration with the Universities of Padova, Milano,Trento, Pisa and Udine.
Roberto Cipresso participates frequently as speaker in technical – scientific conventions nationwide and internationally. In 2000, during Jubilee, he created a special Cuvée for the Pope John Paul II. One of the most important recognitions received during his professional carrier is as Best Italian Oenologist during the “Wine Oscar 2006”. In 2008 Men’s Health Magazine voted Roberto Cipresso “Man Of The Year” in food category.
His three books, “Il Romanzo del Vino”, “Vinosofia” and “Vineide”, written in collaboration with Giovanni Negri, were published respectively in September 27th 2006, October 12th 2008 and in September 23rd 2009. In 2009 Wine&Spirits declares Bodega Achaval Ferrer “Best Wine Cellar of The World”.
In April 2010 he met Italian Republic President, Giorgio Napolitano, and was asked by “Città Del Vino” to develop a special wine for the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification. In 2011 Robert Parker, patron of The Wine Advocate, awards Cipresso’s five wines with one 99/100, three 98/100 and one 97/100. During 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006 La Fiorita, 95/100 Wine Spectator rating, is listed as one of the Best 50 Wines in Italy during the Best Italian Wines Awards 2012 and received the Gold Medal at the “Merano Wine Festival 2012”. Roberto Cipresso ranks in the “Top 10 Wine Spectator 2012” with his Finca Bella Vista 2010, Bodega Achaval-Ferrer in Mendoza.
The 21st January 2013, Roberto Cipresso perform at the School of Enology in Conegliano Veneto the Lectio Magistralis entitled:"The vine and wine in 25 years of experience." During the the same year, on June 20th, at the Master of Food and Wine managed by the University of Venice "Ca' Foscari" he did a lecture entitled: "The old and the new world of wine." The 3rd October 2013, at the Embassy of Argentina in Monte Carlo, Roberto did a lecture about his own work experience in the wine-growing of Mendoza.
July 30, 2014, Roberto became a member of the Scietific Committee of Ente Vini - Enoteca Italiana.
December 16, 2014, at Palazzo Strozzi, La Quadratura del Cerchio meets Pablo Picasso and Cubism, exclusively for guests of Cathay Pacific Airways.
January 19, 2015 - in collaboration with University of Udine and prof. Roberto Zironi, at the wine school of Conegliano Veneto - Roberto Cipresso did a "Lectio Magistralis" entitled: "History of Vine and Wine".
During 2015, Wine Spectator honors Brunello di Montalcino 2010 La Fiorita with 95/100 rating; at Merano Wine Festival 2015 Roberto take part, with 10 of his best wines, in the prestigious selection of Cult Oenologist.
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