Cian du Giorgi
“Cián du Giorgi” is a small and precious winery located in the Cinque Terre National Park. Small as all the wineries of these lands, precious because it contributes to maintain an extremely fragile territory. Riccardo Giorgi and Adeline Maillard are the owners of the winery, a couple in their life and in their work, but most of all, wine experts and constantly looking for authenticity and beauty. After years spent in Bordeaux where Riccardo works as an enologist in some prestigious chateaux and Adeline, a French woman, in charge of wine marketing, they decide to leave France. They renounce to certainties and comforts in order to pursue a dream, thanks to the long summers spent in Italy which increase Riccardo’s nostalgia for his country and make Adeline develop a deeper and deeper love for what will become her adopted land.
From ” Cián du Giorgi” vineyards to the winery, the road is short, but rich in complexity. After a manual harvest, the grapes are transported by hand and selected with extreme care. When you cannot bet on quantity, quality is everything! The grapes arrive “up high”, because here either you go up or down, and this time they are transported on four wheels to the cellar, a space of 30 square meters, constantly cool tempered, immersed in the inner valley of Vernazza. Here takes place the hand sorting of the grapes.
Vinification is natural, with no added yeasts and spontaneous fermentation. The vats used are selected regarding on the characteristics of the grapes, as well for the aging process: stainless steel tanks, amphorae, wooden barrels and Demijohns glass, respecting a practice of 2000 years ago. Moreover, in the cellar Riccardo and Adeline renounce to any enological additive and the only device used is temperature control which helps to maintain a constant cooling of the room.