From the Hills and Heart of Tuscany

18/04/2021 In the heart of Tuscany, Marco overcame the challenge of creating the most excellent wines, because really what were they lacking?

There is often an added pressure to prove your mettle when you come from a lineage of people who have excelled at the same task for generations altogether. That is exactly what Mr. Marco Santori has always called the challenge for Tenuta Santori, a winery based in Ripatransone in Italy. Having grown up in the fascinating region of Piceno, rich in winemaking history and full of surreal views, Marco was always fascinated with the world of wines. He took this fascination up as his field of work and upon completing his degree in viticulture and enology, went on to gain some great work experience in other top wine regions of the world, Spain, California, and France. 

While gaining all the knowledge about the world and business of wine, the calling of his motherland was growing stronger every passing day and thus Marco Santori decided to return to his beloved Italy and start his own winery in Ripatransone. The winery stands camouflaged between the splendid hills and is home to twenty-five hectares of vineyards and olive groves where native varieties of Sangiovese, Passerina, Montepulciano, Pecorino, and Trebbiano are grown. The winery’s challenge, as Marco says, lies in creating wines that stand proud of their Italian heritage while also containing characteristics of the wines Marco learned about during his time away from home.

Along with Marco Santori, there is Mr. Pierluigi Lorenzetti, the winemaker at Tenuta Santori who brings the vision of Marco to life with his astute knowledge and love for wines. When Marco decided to bring Tenuta Santori to life, his immediate thought was of getting Pierluigi on board so that the Santori family could bring glory to the lands of Ripatransone with their wines crafted to great detail by a friend, who shared the same passion for the craft as Marco Santori himself.

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