Duemani is an outstanding Biodynamic estate on Tuscany’s Mediterranean coast. It was planted as Biodynamic from 2000 by Elena Celli and Luca D’Attoma. Elena was born in Lucca in Tuscany, studied marketing and worked in the fashion industry. Luca was born near Florence, Tuscany and is a qualified oenologist. His oenological consultancy company is called Wine Evolution Consulting. Due Mani’s wines are made under the Costa Toscana denomination.
The name: Duemani means ‘two hands’, in this case the owners’ two pairs of hands.
Vineyards: The project began in 2000 with the purchase of an uncultivated piece of land in Ortacavoli, on the outskirts of Riparbella at approximately 200 metres above sea level in a west-facing amphitheatre overlooking Tuscany’s Etruscan coast. The highest altitude vineyard was planted with Cabernet Franc, and has the richest soil. Lower down there is more Cabernet Franc and then Merlot. Where the soil becomes more arid and stony Syrah was planted (as bush vines or alberello). In June 2005 another hectare was planted, bringing the total to more than 7 hectares (17.3 acres). In 2014 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of Cabernet Franc were added, bringing the estate’s total vineyard to 10 hectares (24.7 acres). The vines were planted at 8,400 vines per hectare (3,400 vines per acre).
Certification: 2000 Demeter certified Biodynamic from planting. | 2018 Still Demeter-certified Biodynamic.
Costa Toscana Rosato, Si: 2017 100% Syrah. 4,500 bottles.
Costa Toscana Rosso, Altrovino: Fermented in cement vats and terracotta jars, then barrel aged. 2015 50% each Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Fermented in cement vats and terracotta jars, then aged in barrel aged. 12,000 bottles. Lovely tannin (IBWC 2018). | 2018 50% each Cabernet Franc and Merlot. 13.5% alc. Very precise fruit expression in the sense you can feel the differing textures that Cabernet Franc and Merlot give, creaminess and savouriness respectively (23 Feb 2021).
Costa Toscana Rosso, Cifra: 2016 100% Cabernet Franc. Cement tanks. Juicy, primary, wild fruit, v nice (Demeter Austria tasting, Vienna 26th February 2018).
Costa Toscana Rosso, Duemani: 100% Cabernet Franc. From hillside vines overlooking the sea. 2015 100% Cabernet Franc. Fermentation in large oak casks and maturation in French oak barrels for 12 months. 5,000 bottles. Lovely concentration (IBWC: 2018). | 2017 14% alc. Crystalline Cabernet Franc, juicy and pure, really outstanding focus and clarity (Feb 2021).
Costa Toscana Rosso, Suisassi 100% Syrah from stony soils (‘su i sassi‘).
G.Punto Grenache: 2018 Fermented and aged in amphora. 14% alc. L1950. Demeter certified Biodynamic. Clear, smooth, balanced, expressive fruit, silky, pinpoint accuracy of tannin expression in harmony with the fruit (Feb 2021).
Azienda Vitivinicola Duemani
I-56046 Riparbella (PI = Pisa), Italy
Tel+39 0583.975048 | www.duemani.eu