Zorah’s 40-hectare ungrafted vineyard sits on rocky, limestone-rich soils. It’s planted to carefully selected indigenous vines derived from the abandoned vineyards of a nearby 13th century monastery. The region enjoys long, dry summers, with remarkably vivid sunlight and high daytime temperatures contrasting with cool nights, giving a lengthy growing season that lasts to the end of October.
AboutAlberto Antonini was born near Florence and went on to study at the University of Florence, as well as the Université de Bordeaux and later at the University of California, Davis. After working his first vintage in 1980 at Poggiotondo, his family's winery in Chianti, he worked as assistant winemaker at Frescobaldi in Tuscany before taking up head winemaker roles at Col d'Orcia and then Antinori. He has since become one of the world's most influential consultants, being named in the top five of a 2015 Decanter poll of the world's greatest winemakers as voted by their peers.