- Varieties Cultivated: Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Prosecco
- Annual Production: 100,000 bottles
- Country: Italy
In the same way that an artisan Maniscalcos follows the tradition of crafting horseshoes from natures elements, Maniscalco wines are painstakingly crafted to express the traditional character of Italy’s historic varieties. Beginning with Saint Clement, a Roman bishop who was the patron saint of farriers, for centuries, blacksmiths and farriers have been revered in Italian cultures both as superior craftsman and marked with great luck. The first appearance of horseshoes in art appears in the first century mosaic, The Battle of Issus, which was unearthed from Pompeii in 1831. Later the Romans were said to have nailed horseshoes to their cottage walls as an antidote against the plague.
Maniscalco Pinot Grigio is grown in the Veneto region of Italy. on hillside vineyards, where they benefit from well-drained, mineral rich, volcanic basaltic rock and calcareous clay soils that produces a wine marked by crisp acidity, pronounced citrus fruit flavors. impressive hints of minerality, and a refreshing finish. Mansicalco Sangiovese comes from Tuscan vineyards that lie just outside of the Chianti denomination comprised of the same galestro and clay soils and positioned on the same expositions that have made the region famous for the production of Sangiovese based wines with intense bright red fruit, brisk acidity, and complex earthy notes.