Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro winery was born in 1967 when the d'Alessandro family moved from Rome and purchased prime 100 hectares of the Manzano farm.In 1988 Massimo d'Alessandro began experiments on 5 hectares planted by Attilio Scienza to determine the quality of the area. Until then Cortona only produced blended wines. It took four years of micro-vinification and careful study of the soil and climate to develop Syrah into an international variety. Thanks to the grape's particular acclimation to the dry Cortona environment, the results were excellent and deeply affected by the local characteristics of the land. Today the Syrah of Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro represents the quality benchmark for all Italian Syrah.