Riparbella (Tuscany), Italy

DueMani are Two People: Elena Celli and Luca D'Attoma. Two different lives and experiences that happened upon each other, both creators and heartbeats of this microcosm. Elena studied marketing at Polimoda in Florence and worked in the fashion industry for many years. Luca was a famous winemaker and founded W.E.C.-(Wine Evolution Consulting), a winemaking and viticultural consulting company, through which he collaborates with wineries from various regions of Italy for the production of high quality wines. Together, they had a dream to realize original and pure wines from the Tuscany Coast, where it was possible to cultivate according to nature and biodynamic principles.

In 2000, they found land in Riparbella where we could establish our project: an extreme and modest place, mainly clayish and with many stones, uncultivated for many years
and surrounded by Mediterranean shrubs. This is a hill that smells of the sea and forest.
It faces the coast at an altitude of 820 feet. There is sun, light and a continuous breeze
that guarantees temperature range, fundamental for bouquet and slow maturation, the promise of perfect balance. The idea behind establishing their winery on the
Coast of Tuscany was to produce wines from their favourite grapes: Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot. Here both climate and soil are ideal for these grape varieties, which grow to reach the perfect balance, full maturation and expression of fruit and terroir.