Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro winery was born in 1967 when the d'Alessandro family moved from Rome and purchased prime 100 hectares of the Manzano farm. In 1988 Massimo d'Alessandro began experiments on 5 hectares planted by Attilio Scienza to determine the quality of the area. Until then Cortona only produced blended wines. It took four years of micro-vinification and careful study of the soil and climate to develop Syrah into an international variety. Thanks to the grape's particular acclimation to the dry Cortona environment, the results were excellent and deeply affected by the local characteristics of the land.
As a result of the experiments, from 1993 to 2002, Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro gradually planted 40 hectares of Syrah at a high density (8,000 plants per hectare).
Due to international recognition and awards, in particular for the Il Bosco label (100% Syrah), several major producers, including Antinori and Ruffino, purchased land in the vicinity and began planting Syrah.
In 1999 the Cortona area achieved D.O.C. status.
The search for quality has been the driving force for everything and after 20 years of experimentation, Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro continues to invest in the quality of its wines with great care thanks to the cooperation of Luca Currado and Christine Vernay, both collaborating in getting the finest results.
Today our Syrah is an authentic local wine and Il Bosco along with Migliara are produced by selected grapes of the highest quality. Both labels now represent the quality benchmark for all Italian Syrah.
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