Carlo Ferrini is an Italian oenologist and consultant. He was born in Florence to Giovanna and Donatello, a bus driver. | 1978 Ferrini graduated from the University of Florence’s Faculta di Scienze Agrarie (Faculty of Agrarian Science) in 1978. His thesis concerned the microbiology of alcoholic fermentation. | 1986 Having also gained a qualification in agronomy, Ferrini began working for the Chianti Classico DOCG’s consorzio (grower body) and in 1986 became its Technical Director. His most noted contribution concerned the Chianti 2000 project which aimed to upgrade the Chianti Classico zone’s Sangiovese vineyards with more up to date clonal material when replanting existing and historically low density vineyards at much higher densities. | 1992 Ferrini turned freelance consultant, working in Tuscany and further afield (Friuli, Sicily, Abruzzo, Trentino). | 2000 Voted Winemaker of the Year by Gambero Rosso. | 2008 Named Winemaker of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast.
Clients: Barone Ricasoli (Chianti Classico). | Brancaia (Chianti Classico). | Casanova di Neri (Montalcino). | Castello di Fonterutoli (Chianti Classico). | Talenti (Montalcino).
Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino, Chianti Classico, the Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, (University of California Press, 2016).