Cosimo Maria Masini: this vine goes well with “oysters"
The Cosimo Maria Masini project came to life thanks to the passion of Cosimo Masini, the young owner who believed in the potential of the San Miniato area, which is on the border of Pisa and Firenze provinces.
In 1999 he bought the winery that had been in operation on the historic estate since the beginning of the 19th century and instilled new life into the business by putting together a group of highly-motivated, visionary young people.
Since 2004, vineyards and olive groves have been cultivated using biodynamic agriculture. The company is certified organic and the vinification process uses completely natural techniques: fermentation takes place in small open basins and the grapes are hand-pressed so as to keep mechanical intervention to a minimum.
The purpose of these natural processes is to create wines that express the full potential of the land. The company is firmly convinced that its role is to approach nature with humility and to bring expression to the plants and wines by being attentive to their language.
You can feel strong marine influence even here - at the estate which is quite distant from the sea. A great deal of 2,5 million old fossil shells found among vineyards as though proves the presence of the sea in even more colorful way.
The warm Tyrrhenian sea and Tramontana winds that blow down from north create an unrivalled site climate characterized by very hot days and consistently cool nights. Combine these weather conditions with vine-friendly soil laden with fossil remains of ancient sea life and it’s no wonder that grapes here achieve such a perfect ripeness.