Lorenzo was born in Rapolano, Italy (Siena province), in 1970. He graduated in 1996 with top honours in the field of agricultural science from the University of Florence. His area of expertise is in the study of Sangiovese and Sangiovese clones. After writing his final university paper entitled “Research into the selection of Sangiovese clones,” Lorenzo collaborated with the University of Florence for two years to continue to write and publish numerous scientific papers on this varietal. (Part of his studies were published in several scientific journals.)
Lorenzo joined Volpaia after serving three years as a technical director at Livio Felluga in northern Italy’s Fruili region. Lorenzo has made many improvements at Volpaia due to his expertise with Sangiovese clones. A skilled botanist, Lorenzo has dedicated many hours on nights and weekends to cultivating a stunning garden at Volpaia’s Casanuova property, where he lives with his wife and two children.