Massoferrato is the first wine made from grapes grown on Nicola Marzovilla’s Tuscan estate. The Vino and I Trulli owner purchased the property in Impruneta, south of Florence, in the 1990s, with a view to one day make his own wine. Italian-born Nicola planted seven acres of the classic Tuscan variety, Sangiovese. After waiting several years for his vines to mature, he decided to bottle his first vintage in 2008. Nicola was assisted by expert Sangiovese winemaker Massimo Carpini from the Podere Casanova winery; the wine was fermented in stainless steel before spending time in custom-made 20-hectoliter barrels of Slavonian oak. Named Massoferrato (“iron boulder”) after the iron-rich rock which overlooks the vineyards, the wine is classified Rosso Toscano IGT.