Luigi d'Alessandro (Manzano)
Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro winery was born in 1967 when the d'Alessandro family moved from Rome and purchased 100 prime hectares of the Manzano farm. In 1988 Massimo d'Alessandro began experiments on 5 hectares planted by Attilio Scienza to determine the quality of the area. It took four years of micro-vinification and careful study of the soil and climate to develop Syrah into an international variety. The results were excellent and deeply affected by the local characteristics of the land. As a result of the experiments, from 1993 to 2002, Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro gradually planted 40 hectares of Syrah at a high density (8,000 plants per hectare).