Paolo Caciorgna, Letizia Cesani, and Maria Luiza Cesani
Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Cilegiolo, Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Chianti
Cesani holds a lovely hillside position in upper Pancole, overlooking San Gimignano. Pancole is a subdistrict in the San Gimignano appellation and was the first in the area to be recognized for its powerful reds in this otherwise white wine dominated appellation.
Vicenzo Cesani migrated to Tuscany from his native Marche, attracted by the congenial, fun-loving attitude toward work of the Tuscans. Every activity on the farm became a community festa, from raising a new barn to the harvest of the olives in autumn. Today, his daughter Letizia, with help from his youngest daughter Marialuisa, has helped Vicenzo to establish a new reputation for San Gimignano red wine. The success of their renowned ‘Super-Sangiovese,’ Luenzo, has put San Gimignano on the map as a red Tuscan appellation.