Duemani was founded in 2000 by Elena Celli and Luca d'Attoma in the Italian village of Riparbella in Tuscany. Luca learned the trade at the Conegliano winemaking school in Veneto. After completing his education, he first worked for big brands such as Tua Rita and Le Macchiole. After a few years, he decided to start producing his own wines with his wife. The name Duemani comes from 'two hands', which refers to the long-lasting love between Elena and Luca.
The couple grows their vines on poor, stony soil at 250-300 meters altitude. The vines are located less than 15 kilometers from the coast. In the vineyards, their favorite grape varieties are planted: Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. The Cabernet Franc comes from the highest vineyard. There are only 7,000 vines planted with Syrah, making it Duemani's smallest vineyard. The twelve hectares are cultivated in a biodynamic way. Only biological pesticides are used. This way, the grapes retain their natural flavors and have their own character. The winery has the official Demeter certificate.
The duo produces six different wines: Si, Cifra, Duemani, G.Punto, Suisassi and Altrovino. The total production amounts to an average of 45,000 bottles per year. Fermentation takes place in amphoras, cement vats or wooden vats, depending on the variety and style. The red wines are aged in French oak for a maximum period of twenty months.
Every year, the wines of Duemani score high with international wine journalists, the likes of James Suckling and Robert Parker!Read more