Emiliano Falsini Il Debbio, alongside his Limite 2019 and 2020 wines, is one of the most exciting additions to our list. Il Debbio comes from the best selection of Cabernet Franc grapes grown along Tuscan Coast in one of the most beautiful and highly suited areas for the cultivation of this noble variety.
The fermentation, carried out with yeasts naturally present on the grapes, takes place in opened tanks with the whole bunch technique. The wines then spent 10 months on oak – and they only made 2,500 bottles.
“Emiliano Falsini is a very talented consulting winemaker who works with some of the best estates on Etna. The Tuscan-born enologist is deeply passionate about Etna, its wines and the territory, and it is a pleasure to see that Emiliano has started his own wine brand. The Emiliano Falsini project started in 2019 and focuses on two red grapes: Nerello Mascalese on Etna and Cabernet Franc from the Castagneto Carducci area on the Tuscan Coast. Starting in 2020, he also makes a spectacular rosé that shows gangbuster results in its inaugural vintage. Located in the town of Randazzo, his Feudo Pignatone vineyards see volcanic soils at 700 meters in altitude. He farms organically.” Monica Larner Wine Advocate October 2021.