On the slopes of the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines, crossing the gentle hills that connect Faenza to Tuscany and traveling south through the Marzeno valley, you are surrounded by the vineyards of Fattoria Zerbina, all rigorously trained as sapling. The history of the farm begins in 1966, when Vincenzo Geminani buys the homonymous farm, determined to plant the first vineyards, immediately obtaining numerous awards. The leap in quality took place in 1987, thanks to Vincenzo's granddaughter, Cristina Geminani, who plunged heart and soul into the agronomic and oenological management of the farm with only one major goal: to increase the value of Sangiovese and Albana. After a few years, another Vincenzo, Cristina's younger brother, joined the company, supporting her in the administrative and financial management of the Farm. Every success of Fattoria Zerbina stems from the deep bond with the land, from listening to the hidden language of its vines, which finds voice and expression through Cristina's sensitivity, instinct and passion, transforming the land into wine, and wine in art. Cristina is strongly traditionalist, even in her innovations, such as the one she developed for albana, a vine hitherto known more for its generosity than for its finesse, for which she decided to take the path of noble rot in plan and of the scalar harvest in Sauternes style. And then the Marzieno project, born in the wake of the change that was taking place in Tuscany: to assemble the autochthonous variety of Sangiovese with the international variety of Cabernet Sauvignon. If you had to describe Cristina in one word, that would surely be a pioneer. She is the emblem of Romagna's female viticulture, capable of fully believing in a variety such as albana, which has brought it to the top of Italian viticulture.
Sangiovese Superiore Riserva Torre di Ceparano is one of the great Sangiovese-based red wines produced by Fattoria Zerbina. This wine expresses the best of the terroir that surrounds the city of Faenza, where the vineyards are located. Torre di Ceparano is a fresh and young Sangiovese, which ages in barrique for 12 months, to best express the characteristic and Romagna soul of Sangiovese.
Intense ruby color, the nose is expressive, with notes of violet, black cherry, red fruits, jam, coffee, and sweet spices. In the mouth it is full-bodied, warm, with a long persistence and with evolving tannins. To be paired with pasta with meat sauce, risotto, stewed, roasted and grilled red meat and furred game.