Cuna, Staderini - Tuscany
Cuna spans 4 hectares of the Federico Staderini estate, at 500 m above sea level, in a small enclave on the slopes of the Camaldoli forest. This setting offers a unique microclimate and soil—the strong temperature variations and the presence of skeletons in this land rich in stones and rocks offer a terroir like that of Burgundy. In 2004, Staderini—the maestro as he is known among wine enthusiasts—planted the first cuttings he purchased directly from Gugliaume, producer of the Cote de Nuits in the Burgundy region, but it took another three years for the first bottles of Cuna. The result is the closest Italian pinot noir to their cousins beyond the Alps.