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From the personal estate of master winemaker Luca d’Attoma, the Duemani Altrovino is a Super Tuscan blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard at Due Mani are harvested with no chemicals, and all work is done by hand trying to stimulate the energy of the soil and plants. This enables the forces of its elements for fruits that are full of vitality and deeply nourishing. Their vineyards are attended with the utmost care and attention within the regulations, so that Due Mani is one of the few Italian companies to achieve the Demeter certification (The mark DEMETER ensures that ingredients come from crops or farming methods that are biodynamic.) It's a serious wine with a modern twist, full of ripe flavors and full tannins.
It is a life-long passion for wine has taken Duemani on a journey to a very special destination. The site of Duemani is in essence the discovery of a new and promising winegrowing region that offers the elements to make significant and exciting wines. The structure of the soil is remarkable for its predominance of clay and stone – the resulting low soil fertility leading to greater character and complexity in the vine’s fruit. After an examination of the property and its unique position in the contour of a west-facing amphitheatre there emerged the sites of their three distinct vineyards on one amazing location. From the very beginning Duemani has followed the principles of biodynamic farming and since the 2004 harvest the estate’s production of grapes proudly carries the certification of organic and Demeter certified biodynamic. Oh yeah the wines here are made by the famed Luca D’Attoma!
Tuscany is the quintessential Italian wine region, a place where the Renaissance was born and the Church has reigned. Wine has found a place as one of the most humble of comforts with the people of Tuscany, on the table at every meal or served with a piece of bread as the meal itself. Though all made from the most famous of Tuscan grapes, Sangiovese, Tuscany is the birthplace of some of the most recognizable Italian wines: Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Italy's also a land of district microclimates, so while traditional red's feature the sangiovese grape, they can showcase different lands of structure and flavor characteristics.