Re-thinking Tuscany: Agricola Forestrieri defines the modern style in Alta Maremma
In the bars of Roccatederighi, non-locals are affectionately referred to as "forestieri". This poetic term unites Dario from Pisa and Ezequiel, who comes from Argentina, who met a few years ago in the picturesque Maremma, in the Tuscan hills. It all started with the revival of old, neglected vineyards.
Amidst the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Alta Maremma, part of the UNESCO-protected hill country, dusty paths wind through fragrant maquis and lead to picturesque chestnut forests - a view far away from the Tuscany clichés with cypress trees.
The variety of geological formations gives this region its special character - from volcanic rocks such as rhyolite and basalt to sandstone, meridian, marl and granite. The numerous small, scattered vineyards, ranging from 200 to 600 metres, provide Agricola Forestrieri with a rich selection of different grape varieties and soils.