I Giusti e Zanza: Charming elegance never been so pure
I Giusti & Zanza is a historical reality of Tuscan viticulture, it grew from the renovation of an old estate nestled in the hills of Fauglia, which produced wine from the beginning of the XIX century.
Paolo Giusti and Fabio Zanza bought this land in 1995 and began the slow but progressive work of reclamation and replanting.
This area is a part of the Tuscan coast, about 30 km north of famous Bolgheri at 100 meters height, where the mild influence of the marine climate is still well felt. The vineyards stand on the alluvial hills on the left bank of the river Arno, just before it reaches the sea. Soft-sand gravel and lime soil with some clay, well workable and with good drainage are characterizing the estate’s land.
To obtain grapes of great quality and to limit the production per plant as much as possible, the density of the new vineyards is high and plants number up to 10,000 per hectare; the farm’s aim is to produce less than 1 kg of grapes per vine. The élevage of wines is made in 300 lt medium toasted French “tonneaux” for varying periods of time depending on the varieties and on the vintage.
Several years ago Paolo Giusti has acquired part of his partner Fabio Zanza and now he manages the estate by himself. Since that agricultural concept of the estate is based on organic farming, and the work in the vineyards is going on only with organic and biodynamic compounds.
Used techniques produce very elegant and well balanced wines, which had already attracted some worldwide attention.