(SAN GIMIGNANO) Cesani is a winery that produces wines in Pancole, a small fraction of San Gimignano. Famous for the production of Vernaccia di San Gimignano Sanice Riserva, Luenzo Rosso IGT and San Gimignano Rosso Cèllori Rosso DOC wines and many others.
The history of Cesani wines
Pancole is a small fraction of the municipality of San Gimignano, in the province of Siena, the surrounding landscape is characterized by the wonderful Sienese hills and rural villages, here the Cesani company owns 35 hectares of which 26 are vineyards.
The family-run business was founded by Guido and Annunziata in 1949, originally from the Marche region, and is currently managed by Vincenzo Cesani in collaboration with his two daughters Letizia and Marialuisa, who have been working alongside him in the company for years.
The philosophy of Cesani wines
The philosophy of Cesani wines is based on the knowledge of the raw material, the wise tradition and the ability of man, put into practice through respect for natural times, following the entire production chain: from cultivation, to the vinification of their grapes, up to bottling and direct sales.
For decades the company has cultivated its lands according to the dictates of organic agriculture, certification achieved since 2008, thus preserving the ecosystem and protecting biodiversity.
The cellar where Cesani wines are born is located in Pancole and its business is under the supervision of Letizia Cesani. The grapes, selected for ripeness, variety and plot, are hand-picked and then vinified. Steel tanks are used for white and rosé wines, while steel and cement tanks are used for the vinification of red wines and, depending on their characteristics, they are refined in French oak wood; in fact, however, all processing is supported by modern control technology.
The terroir of Cesani wines
The company’s vineyards where Cesani wines are born are located in three different areas, located in the area of Pancole, San Paolo and Cellole, very different from each other in terms of identity and characteristics. The altitudes vary around 300m above sea level, the exposures are to the east, while the soils are of marine origin, rich in Pliocene deposits, mainly sandy.
Particularly favorable pedoclimatic conditions that allow their good ripening and are particularly suitable for the cultivation of Sangiovese and the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
If Vernaccia is the top of the range of the house, in terms of reds, the wines produced are real crus and are treated and bottled as such.
The production of Cesani wines on average is about 130,000 bottles a year and the proposed line is well articulated, with wines that represent the highest expression in terms of quality and authenticity of the vines used and of the family tradition.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Sanice Riserva represents the flagship of Cesani wines: It is a wine of unusual elegance that maximizes the varietal character of Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Among the other versions of Vernaccia di San Gimignano there is also the Vernaccia di San Gimignano Clamys, a passionate cru obtained from vines over 40 years of age, and the classic Vernaccia di San Gimignano, more immediate and versatile in food pairing.
Among the wines of Cesani also the Luenzo Rosso IGT, a Sangiovese-based wine with great strength and silky tannins, and the ‘Cellori’ San Gimignano DOC, a very compelling label that combines Merlot with the terroir of San Gimignano, should be considered.
The Cesani Company also produces an excellent Extra Virgin Olive Oil and saffron since 1999, bringing back to life the tradition of this ancient spice in San Gimignano, which had been forgotten for a long time.
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Information & Contacts Cesani
Adress: Loc. Pancole, 82/D , 53037 San Gimignano (SI)
Tel: +39 0577 955084
Tasting: From April to November
Direct Sales: Yes
Shop Online: On the website www.cesani.it