Duemani releases their 98 point 2013

2013 looks to be a rather special vintage on the Tuscan coast and particularly, it would seem, at Duemani. The “two hands” of this beautifully wild estate, Elena Celli and Luca d’Attoma, have taken their bio-dynamic property to great heights since first buying the land, next to Riparbella, in 2000. The amphitheatrical vineyards in this mesmerising landscape, hills that smell of sea and forest, benefit from stony clay soils and an altitude of 820 to 1000 ft. This means poor soils, low yields and big day/night temperature differences which help to build aroma and maintain freshness in the wines.

The 2013 season has given birth to just the style of vintage the “Duemani” love. Winter was wet; spring was grey; summer calm, cool and never excessive except for a burst of heat in mid August. Ripening was, as a result, two – three weeks later than usual. The Cabernet Franc harvest did not start until the beginning of October and lasted ten days, but good things certainly came to those who waited patiently. Fresh temperatures and a prolonged, seamless ripening has borne stirring wines of thrilling vim and vigour. The Syrah and Cabernet Franc each project their characteristics crisply through the Suisassi and Duemani lenses, but as different as these two varieties are, both wines share a pulsating energy and crystalline purity.

A great vintage. Wines are abroad and will be shipped autumn 2016.