“Wine can put new life into you if you drink it in moderation. What would life be like without it? Wine was created to make us happy.”
Sirach 31,27

territorio.jpg
cortonaview.jpgCortona

The charm of universe of culture, art and nature

And where there is no wine there is no love;
nor any other beloved have mortals. Euripides (480-406 BC)

From the top of the Medici Fortress, the landscape of the Chiana Valley that unfolds before your eyes is of extraordinary beauty. Its immense horizon, which goes on to caress the Cetona and Amiata, the spots of silvery olive trees, the processions of towering cypress trees, the steeples and domes of old and superb churches, and then farms and villas that are surrounded by tidy vineyards, and the stretch of silvery mirror lapping Trasimeno Castiglione del Lago are visually sensational. Everything seems almost a natural enchantment vestibule of the hill, where stands Cortona with its mythical story, with art by Signorelli, of Berrettini, and Severini.

You can not separate this reality briefly outlined by the architecture and the landscape of its valley or combed fields with vineyards and dotted with cypress trees. Cortona is a town of the valley. And if you want to grasp the structure and grasp the compact and, at the same time, opening infinite, if you want to experience the thrill of history, from its Etruscan origin, from the peace of its Franciscan hermitages, superb art of his humble parish churches it is all here in Cortona. If you want to discover the prestigious role of a landscape that forms and directs human behavior look no further than Cortona Finally, if you want to grasp the dynamic cosmopolitan vocation, you must visit Cortona quietly, question it with curiosity and with feeling that seems if you are wooing this city.

And in this city, known throughout the world for the beauty of the area and to be one of the archaeological sites of greatest interest to finds of Etruscan civilization, one can not overlook one of the most significant features of its production history. Among them, the cultivation of the vine is one of the most characteristic landscape of Cortona and which belongs to the history of this land. For it must get to the Etruscans to find the top producers and consumers of wine. Tuscany began producing wine since X.- IX century and our ancestors in their pantheon also had their personal god of wine, Fufluns. At Etruscans, since the seventh century BC, the wine is present in symposia and uses ceremonial and later becomes popular drink and not only between the layers aristocrats.

The love and the refined culture of wine in this prestigious area amounted literary sources, the recent discovery of Tabula cortonensis, from figurative representations and tombs, from the testimony of Pliny the Younger, who speaks of a fine white wine named Cortona Etesiaca, the interest that the gourmet Pope Paul III proved to wines of Cortona, up to the statements of a connoisseur of wines which was Carducci who, in a letter to his wife Elvira of 8 December 1886, he wrote from Rome: "I found a friend of mine a Tuscan wine of Cortona amazing: it will bring a barrel ...". From this awareness comes the Consortium DOC Cortona in spring 2000 in order to protect and control the quality of wine production and promote knowledge of its wine. This consortium includes 22 companies, with Giannoni Fabbri being amount them.

Giannoni Fabbri’s location in the town of Montanare di Cortona, is located in a complex architectural structure that dates back to the eighteenth century. Since 1990, the current owner, Marco Giannoni has increased the size of the vineyard and produces a qualified production of Chardonnnay, Sauvignon, Cabernet, and Syrah. All this is done with professionalism and passion, and especially in balance with the environment and the landscape.

Giannoni Fabbri, San Marco in Villa, 2 52044 Cortona (Ar) Italia - Tel + 39 347 5883939 P.Iva 01248080515 info@giannonifabbri.it Privacy