The story of Ottomani (translating to "Eight Hands") is simple: it is that of four friends who grew up together and who, once adults, saw their dream become reality. The winery is located in Strada in Chianti area.
Their farm was born and expanded by recovering old vines and enhancing and preserving local indigenous mass censuses. Working with indigenous varieties and using biological-biodynamic cultivation and vinification techniques, Ottomani decided from the very beginning not to use synthetic antiparrasity or chemical fertilizer, but to work exclusively with “sustainable” agronomic methods for the environment. The importance they attach to the agronomic part is fundamental to the agricultural vision of their estate.
Ottomani's vineyards are rich in limestone soils, with a mix of clay and galestro. With green harvests and strict selection, the low quantity allows the graps to reach perfect riping. Harvest is done exvlusively by hand, with spontaneous fermentation taking place in concrete vats and no use of selected yeasts.
Ottomani's wines are also aged in concrete where the wine goes through a spontaneous malolatic fermentation as well.
Alessandro and his teams wines focus on the purity and elegance of fruit that Sangiovese has to offer with an organic and natural approach to their vineyards and cellar.