Ghizzano is a history-rich hamlet in Tuscany, deep in the rolling hills between the city of Pisa and de medieval town of San Gimignano. Near enough to the Mediterranean Sea to enjoy the mild sea breeze, and without extreme temperatures or great risk of springtime frosts. All the estate vineyards are planted on the sun-kissed hillsides, in the fissile-rich pliocene soils of Tuscany.
Winemaker & owner
Ginevra Venerosi Pesciolini
“ The Venerosi Pesciolini family settled in the Colline Pisane area in the 14th century. For 26 generations, the family has been growing vines, olive trees, and cereals with respect for the terroir. Since 1996, Countess Ginevra Venerosi Pesciolini has run the estate. Her vision was to bring her family’s historic estate into the 21st century by introducing organic and sustainable farming practices. In 2003, Ginevra launched the farm’s first biodynamic conversion; a radical idea in the Tuscan winemaking circles.”
“I consider myself a ‘natural winemaker’. In other words, I try to allow my wines to express their terroir as purely and as honestly as possible.”
Our aim is to create wines that reflect the style, elegance and rich fragrances of the surrounding rolling hills surrounding, with respect for each expression. In 2003, they started their journey towards ‘natural’ organic farming, eliminating all use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and chemical fertilisers. In 2006, they moved into biodynamic agriculture.
The wines from this historic winery in the Pisan hills are intense and intriguing biodynamic wines.
Il Ghizzano, I.G.T. Costa Toscana
95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. Harvested only by hand. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts and maceration on the skins in stainless steel and concrete vats.
A pure, fruity and juicy wine, true to the sweetness and ripeness of the Sangiovese grapes that grow in the territory of Tenuta di Ghizzano.
Vinous – Antonio Galloni: 88/100
Falstaff 2020: 93/100
Veneroso, D.O.C. Terre di Pisa
70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Veneroso takes the name from the family ancestor Veneroso Venerosi. The grapes are pressed with feet then the fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts in open topped 30 Hl. wooden vats and 25 Hl. concrete vats.
The maturing is 16 months long 500l. French oak barrels (10% new).
This is the most representative and historical wine of the winery. The first vintage of production was 1985 and since then its elegant mature fruit and its minerality express the identity of its terroir. The grapes are selected from 30- and 20-year-old Sangiovese vineyards, with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon.
James Suckling: 91/100
Falstaff 2020: 91/100
Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2020: 97/100
Tre Stelle Rosse – I Vini di Veronelli 2020
Due Bicchieri Rossi Vini d’Italia 2020 – Gambero Rosso
Bibenda 2020 I Migliori Vini d’Italia
I Migliori Vini d’Italia 2020 – Luca Maroni: 91/100
Nambrot, I.G.T. Costa Toscana
Nambrot takes the name from the family ancestor Count Palatine Nambrot (IX century). The grapes are pressed with feet then the fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts in open topped 30 Hl. wooden vats. The maturing is 18 months long in 225l. French oak barrels (15% new), and afterwards 10 months in bottle.
This is the ‘refined’ wine of Tenuta di Ghizzano. The first vintage of production was 1996. Predominantely made of Merlot grapes , with a part of Cabernet Franc and Petiti Verdot , it can fully express the power, the warmth and the character of the territory of Tenuta di Ghizzano.
Vinous – Antonio Galloni: 92+/100
James Suckling: 94/100
Due Bicchieri Rossi Vini d’Italia 2019 – Gambero Rosso
Tre Stelle Rosse – I Vini di Veronelli 2019: 91/100
Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2019: 94/100
Vitae – La Guida Vini 2019 – AIS
Bibenda 2019 I Migliori Vini d’Italia
I Migliori Vini d’Italia – Luca Maroni: 92/100
Blind Tasted: 91/100
Jancis Robinson: 16/20
Vinum Top of Toskana 2020: 17,5/20