The winery Cosimo Maria Masini is located on the hills of San Minato, an ancient medieval village in the heart of Tuscany, in the province of Pisa, along the route of the Via Francigena, land of wine and white truffle (the prized tuber magnatum)
The estate, owned by the Masini family since 2000, extends over a rolling hillside, with 40 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, fields and woods.
Villa la Selva, the heart of the estate, is an ancient mansion that once belonged to the Buonaparte family and was then purchased, in the mid-nineteenth century, by the Marquis Cosimo Ridolfi, the founder of the Faculty of Agriculture. Here the Marquis began here to apply innovative techniques to vineyards .
The area of San Miniato has ancient viticultural origins, and over two thousand years of history.
Our vineyards, set at around 100 meters above sea level, extend over approximately 13 hectares of clay soil, of Pliocene origin, rich in fossils with a microclimate ideal for vineyards.
The varieties grown are those of traditional Tuscan wines: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano, Malvasia Nera and, Buonamico, St. Columban ,as well as a native variety that had almost disappeared, the Sanforte, of which we are recovering the genetic heritage. The grapevines also include the latest international varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.