Tenuta Cocci Grifoni
Tenuta Cocci Grifoni represents the renascence of an ancient native Italic grape variety that has been missing for years: Pecorino. With its recovery, the Cocci Grifoni family has helped to save a heritage of Italian typicality, expression of a Terroir and, therefore, a series of unique and unrepeatable factors, which have made Pecorino wine appreciated in the world and and it is recognized icon of an entire viticulture community. At the top of the wine estate today there is the fourth generation of the Cocci Grifoni family, all female: Diana, mother and chief for welcoming in the country residence; Paola, oenologist and production manager; Marilena, general manager.
The company is located in the heart of Piceno area, where the Cocci Grifoni family has always lived. Still not very touristic, but with a great impact on the landscapes and fauna, this area is populated by Renaissance villages and farmhouses still inhabited by native communities of ancient sharecroppers. Piceno is recognized as the main wine area of Marche: from the hills overlooking the Adriatic Sea, to the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains, the landscape is designed by vineyards that alternate with olive groves and farm gardens. Here are produced the Rosso Piceno, Rosso Piceno Superiore, Falerio and Terre di Offida DOC, Passerina as sparkling wine, vinsanto and passito. Here it has also been identified a terroir of Offida DOCG wines which includes three types: Offida Rosso, Offida Passerina and Offida Pecorino.
Tenuta Cocci Grifoni is strongly promoter of environmental sustainability. Living in a sustainable way, in harmony with nature, is the goal of this Marche winery that every day works its land to maintain the beauty and balance of the natural system, encouraging optimal growth of crops and the natural biodiversity of the surrounding ecosystem. The typical "calcareous calanques" of the area, guardians of the ditches, are thus preserved and valued, without clearing or cementing the natural vineyards, to favor the biological cycle of rainwater. The woods around the vineyards grow naturally, for the repopulation of insects useful for the biological cycle of the grapes and the passage of wild animals, such as the swallows.