From Milan to Montalcino, from court to the vineyards, from traditional viticulture to ‘fonobiologico’.

Carlo Cignozzi ‘the man who whispers to the vines’ shares his story in his latest book ‘Vaghe Stelle dell’Orcia’.
A collection of anecdotes written in a burlesque tone and illustrated by the drawings of a little Gea, bringing back to life the memories of over thirty years of a curious man who has found new roots in the hills of Montalcino.

What brought a lawyer from Milan to the hills of Brunello?
How has the territory changed from the seventies up until today?
How did the somewhat crazy dream of playing music to the vineyards transform into a new frontier of research?

A novel about wine and its people, outlining Carlo’s past: the early days at Caparzo winery, the adventures in the Montalcino, a revealing journey in Brazil, and then, the intuition: playing music in the vineyards of Sangiovese.

A unique story, combining the life experience of an enlightened vigneron with the events of a territory in continuous turmoil: the Val d’Orcia which shines with ideas and dazzling stars.

The 2022 organic oil from Il Paradiso di Frassina, an excellent year

In the splendid Maremma countryside, a few kilometers from the sea, in the municipality of Cinigiano south of Tuscany, is our olive grove, with about eighty trees. Our olive trees are right next to the vineyards dedicated to our extraordinary 12 Uve wine.

The varieties of olive trees are typical of Tuscany; Frantoio and Leccino with some Pendolino trees that serve as pollinators. This year has been a very good and productive year, spring allowed us to have excellent flowering. (more…)

Il Paradiso di Frassina in Warsaw

Our first encounter with Beata Gaweda, a brilliant sommelier and longtime friend of Il Paradiso di Frassina, dates back to the early 2000s.

At the time our wines had just landed across the Channel, in London, where twenty years ago niches of lovers of good food and good wine made the capital the beating heart of international food and wine.

And it is precisely here that Beata discovers her passion and her talent as a sommelier, which she will take with her to Poland, together with the wines of Il Paradiso di Frassina, also known as the Vineyard of Mozart. (more…)

The wines of Il Paradiso di Frassina in Montalcino

Il Paradiso di Frassina in Montalcino, better known as the Mozart’s Vineyard, is unique in the world of viticulture, not only in Italy but also in the world.
In this winery nestled among enchanting hills in the heart of the Val d’Orcia, the grapes grow to the rhythm of music! In fact, vine music therapy is practiced here, and exclusively with Mozart’s melodies. (more…)

Montalcino, the medieval town of the famous Brunello wine and of Mozart’s vineyard

If one says the word Montalcino, one immediately thinks about the famous Brunello di Montalcino wine! the prestigious red wine made from Sangiovese grapes only, and aged for at least 5 years; highly prized and famous all over the world.
It was the distant year 1888 when Ferruccio Biondi Santi had the idea of ​​eliminating the vines of the traditional Chianti recipe, using instead only grapes of the Sangiovese variety. (more…)

The 12 grape varieties of our 12 Uve Maremma Toscana DOC

At Il Paradiso di Frassina in Montalcino, in addition to the Brunello di Moz Art, the Brunello Riserva Magico Flute, and the Rosso di Montalcino Gea, we are proud to produce a surprising and interesting wine, an absolutely unique wine of its kind; in Italy there are no similar ones.

It is a musical wine as it is given by the blend of 12 different grapes, 6 Italian and 6 French, and the incredible thing is that each of them is associated with a musical note! (more…)

12 Uve Wine, the Crazy Blend of Il Paradiso di Frassina

Our 12 UVE is a truly unique red wine, there are no similar ones.

It is one of the most interesting Super Cru wines of the Italian enology. It is not a Super Tuscan, but comes from the blend of 12 different grapes; six from Tuscany and six from Bordeaux, which grow in our vineyard in Maremma, on the hills of Cinigiano, in the beautiful countryside south of Tuscany. (more…)

Montalcino: grape harvest 2022 at Il Paradiso di Frassina, how did it go?

Despite the drought and extreme heat of this year, thanks to the arrival of a little rain from mid-August, the grape harvest in Montalcino and at Il Paradiso di Frassina was excellent. Nature always manages to surprise us.

Before mid-August we were worried about the great heat and water shortage. (more…)

Val d’Orcia, the land of Brunello wine

The Val d’Orcia is a wonderful valley which extends south of Siena up to the volcanic Mount Amiata. The Val d’Orcia is the land of Brunello wine.

This incredible valley remains one of the few places in Italy that is still incredibly beautiful and partly unspoiled, where nature and history remain as protagonists. A unique region for its scenic beauty, artistic treasures, cultural heritage and food and wine excellences. The Brunello di Montalcino wine and the Pecorino di Pienza cheese have made it famous all over the world. (more…)

The phases of a vintage: the thinning of the bunches and the defoliation of the vine

The phases of a whole vintage are many and all are very important. As we have seen in our article dedicated to the choice of the sprouts and the control of the threads in the vineyard, they accompany the life of a vineyard every day, up to the best known event which is the grape harvest.

During this week we have been busy with the thinning of the bunches and the defoliation of the vine; two common and widespread cultivation practices that are carried out in the period before the grape harvest. (more…)