How we started
In 1986 Enrico Fossi, then one of Signa’s most important entrepreneurs in the textile sector, driven by his passion for wine, decided to abandon his previous work to establish a winery. Initially he planted Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon; a few years later, however, considering the suitable area and considering the good results with the reds, he decided to plant Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Pinot Bianco and Riesling Renano in order to produce white wines for aging. The last plants date back to 1997, when Enrico Fossi also introduced Malbec and Gamay, vines not widely used in Tuscany although they are suitable for producing a quality wine. Today the company has 9 hectares of vineyards and to help Enrico there is the son Sasha.
Passion in producing wine
Surely it is impossible to make a great wine without sacrifice and without love for one’s work. Enrico and Sasha Fossi in fact dedicate all their efforts to create a great wine, working directly both in the cellar and in the vineyard. To obtain such a result Enrico Fossi, self-taught, has traveled a lot (especially in France) to learn the best techniques used in oenology.
We work with the idea of creating wines in order to satisfy the taste and soul of those who drink them.
Foundation of the winery
The year from which it all started: Enrico Fossi founded the winery in Signa and planted the first vineyards.
Introduction of the Whites
Enrico Fossi, satisfied with the red wines produced, decided to extend the production by introducing 4 varieties of white grapes, convinced he could certainly make a great white wine.
The last vineyards
In 1997, on the advice of his French nurseryman, Enrico Fossi decided to plant also Malbec and Gamay, convinced that he could make a great aging wine even with these vines in a similar way to the other wines
In the first ``Espresso`` guide our ``Syrah 1999`` is ranked as the third best wine in Italy and the best in Tuscany.
In 2004 the wines of the winery are reviewed by Robert M. Parker Jr. in the magazine ``Wine Advocate``. Among the wines, none of them under 90, especially the Sassoforte stands out with a score of 95.