Federico and Stefano
Stefano Di Blasi
After graduating from the University of Florence in 1995 Stefano started working as a winemaker with Antinori in 1997. He’s had many experiences worldwide since working as a winemaker, the most important in 2000 in South Australia with Penfolds and Petaluma. He was also responsible for one of the most important research programs on Sangiovese in Tuscany from 2007-2011, the 'Consorzio Tuscania'.
Stefano is extremely proud of being involved in the production of the first Chianti ever made without sulfites: 'Il Puro' Fattoria di Lavacchio. He was in the winemaker team that made the Solaia '97 Antinori, the first Italian wine ever to become number 1 in the top 100 for Winespectator.
Federico graduated in the year 2000 from the Università Degli Studi di Firenze with a degree in Enology and Viticulture with a maximum score 110/110. Since 2005 he is a member of the official commission of DOCG Chamber of Commerce of Florence and Siena. Since 2008 he teaches at ONAV classes in the Florence department (National Organization Wine Tasters).
Federico trusts in the most traditional practices (that over time have become established the best) and in the modern technology - being convinced that technology today allows us to replicate the oldest actions with maximum control and aim. His contribution was crucial in drawing up the last project recently accomplished: the creation of a fermentation system with a mechanized and computerized punching down system.