A traditional Tuscan white wine, which bears the name of the hill upon which the estate extends, is produced from manually selected Trebbiano grapes and vinified in steel tanks. It shows a limpid pale-yellow colour, is fresh and crispy in the mouth with well-defined flavours of melon, cucumber and a touch of lemon.
Poggio Cosmiano is the name of the gentle hill north of the medieval city of Peccioli upon which Villa Cosmiana is situated. Its name originates from the Villa’s chapel which was dedicated to Saint Cosimo and Saint Damiano around 1790 as a sign of loyalty to the grand Duke of Tuscany in exile at the time when Tuscany was occupied by the French Revolution army. Little by little, Cosimo and Damiano were contracted into ‘Cosmiano’ giving its name to the hill and the estate.
Villa Cosmiana is the former Pisan wine estate of the Antinori family of the dukes of Brindisi situated between Pisa and Volterra. The prestigious estate which extends to over 30 hectares is situated around an aristocratic Villa surrounded by Italianate gardens, an English-style park and 15 vineyards of various Tuscan and Bordeaux grape varieties.
In its historic vaults, cellars and recently created cantina, Villa Cosmiana produces three traditional Tuscan wines (whites and reds) as well as two Super Tuscans created by the renowned and award-winning enologist Barbara Tamburini, awarded best enologist of Italy by the Italian Sommelier Association, Bibenda in 2019.
Today Villa Cosmiana is the vision of Abergevenny born Sean Craig who since 2018 has committed himself to re-building the vineyards and gardens of the Villa Cosmiana estate