Our D.O.P. wines (Protected Designation of Origin)

The oldest Italian manuscript music code, the Laudario of Cortona, dating back to the 13th century, is kept in a leather case in Cortona. It belonging to the church of San Francesco, home to a small shelter called "Le Cellette", which contains an extraordinary collection of "laude" in local dialect: a unique glimpse into that time!

Inspired by this rich and fertile environment, we have called our D.O.P. wines "Laudario". Natural, elegant and "alive", they are produce by us in their purest form and they are particularly suitable for aging.

They are matured for one year in steel tanks and then, from 16 to 18 months, in 1,000 - 2,500 litre French oak barrels medium toasting. After six months of bottle aging, they are then ready for marketing.

Our wines I.G.T. (Typical Geographical Indication)

The "I Vicini" winery also produces more fresh and fruity I.G.T. wines, which are not aged in oak barrels and are on the market as early as in their second year.

Also as a reminder of the area where they are produced, these wines borrow the name from an old "loggia", visible from the the Town Hall square in Cortona at the base of the XIII century building that dominates this square. In the XI-XIV centuries in many Italian cities such loggias were built.

They were called Parlero or Arengario and were the enclosed space from where the leaders of the city harangued the people. Even Florence has its "loggetta" located at the base of Palazzo della Signoria.

So we call our wines Arengario, in the below picture still with the provisory labels PERGOLAIO and ALTERIO, that, from the year 2020, will be definitively replaced. Arengario is our puposal for admirers of fresh and fragrant wines to enjoy among friends.

Laudario Syrah Cortona D.O.P.

syrah copertina
Ruby-red compact and luminous in the glass, perfumed in tones of red and black berries, cherry and wild strawberries, all enveloped in sweet notes of vanilla and pepper. Elegant and soft to the palate, enveloping and with a velvety tannic vein. The fruity aftertaste as warm as the sweet spices.
  • grape variety: Syrah Nero 100%
  • alcoholic volume: 14°
  • vinification: 12 months in stainless steel at a controlled temperature
  • maturation: 16/18 months in medium-toasted French oak barrels
  • refining: minium 6 months in bottle
  • gastronomy: red meat, game, chocolate
  • servicing temperature: 18°

Laudario Cabernet Sauvignon Cortona D.O.P.

cabernet copertina
Of an impenetrable ruby-red color. Strong to the sense of smell with an impact of spices, pepper and liquorice on all, that slowly leaves space to the blackberries, carob, tea leaves and peppers. Structured and warm to the taste, of an elegant tannic prominence and the decisive aftertaste of mature black fruit with a final taste of liquorice and tobacco.
  • grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
  • alcoholic volume: 14°
  • vinification: 12 months in stainless steel at a controlled temperature
  • maturation: 16/18 months in medium-toasted French oak barrels
  • refining: minium 6 months in bottle
  • gastronomy: red meat, braised meat, aged cheeses
  • servicing temperature: 18°

Laudario Merlot Cortona D.O.P.

merlot copertina
Deep red-ruby, expresses itself to the sense of smell with elegant tones of fruit and red and black berries, among which blackcurrant and raspberry to which follow the fragrance of sweet spices and cocoa. Wonderful in the taste, where to an adequate structure, responds a strong and elegant tannic that introduces a coherent aftertaste sensitive to the nose and enriched by refreshing balsamic notes. The final moment is long and persistent.
  • grape variety: Merlot Nero 100%
  • alcoholic volume: 14°
  • vinification: 12 months in stainless steel at a controlled temperature
  • maturation: 16/18 months in medium-toasted French oak barrels
  • refining: minium 6 months in bottle
  • gastronomy: red meat
  • servicing temperature: 18°

Alterio Sangiovese Cortona D.O.P.

alterio copertina
With its bright ruby-red color, it has an open and intense nose, presenting flowery components of pansy and peony that enrich its fruity flavor, which, among others, is strong with cherry and blackberry aromas and it is completed by soft and graceful spicy traces. Very well balanced in the mouth, with young tannins and yet already soft and integrated to its important structure and a good acid and refreshing note. Its mineral and elegant finish, deep and persistent, is coherent with the nose, especially for its coming back cherry and blackberry fruity aftertaste.
  • grape variety: Sangiovese Grosso 100%
  • alcoholic volume: 13,5°
  • vinification: 12 months in stainless steel at a controlled temperature
  • maturation: 16/18 months in medium-toasted French oak barrels
  • refining: minium 6 months in bottle
  • gastronomy: red meat, aged cheeses
  • servicing temperature: 18°

Pergolaio Toscana I.G.T.

pergolaio copertina
Intense and bright ruby color, in the nose is fresh and fragrant. Express aromas of red and black fruits, particularly cherries and plum. The mouth is soft and dynamic, energized by a thin and elegant texture of tannins and with a good structure, for a collection of great drinkability. With good persistence, again as you draw in the nose, which is consistent with the characteristics of the grapes came from, perfectly amalgamated between each other.
  • grape variety: 60% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, 10% Syrah
  • alcoholic volume: 14,5°
  • vinification: in stainless steel at a controlled temperature
  • maturation: 16/18 months in stainless steel
  • refining: 6 months in bottle
  • gastronomy: first courses, boiled and second unstructured
  • servicing temperature: 17°

Pergolaio Rosè di Syrah

pergolaio rose copertina
Bright, clear rose, it is fresh and graceful to the sense of smell with tones of peony and cherry in the forefront accompanied by those of raspberry and red citrus fruits. Agile and pleasant to the palate, with a synergy between freshness and tastefulness that encourages the tasting. At the final moment of the tasting a coherent, vivacious and fruity perception is recognized.
  • grape variety: Syrah 100%
  • alcoholic volume: 13,5°
  • vinification: in stainless steel at a controlled temperature
  • maturation: 6 months in temperature-controlled steel
  • refining: 2 months in bottle
  • gastronomy: fish, appetizers and risottos
  • servicing temperature: 9° - 10°