Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Chianti Rufina from Cerreto Libri.
The late Andrea Zanfei. Photo by Alex Finberg.


Fattorie Cerreto Libri is an 80 hectare farm run biodynamically by Andrea and Valentina Zanfei (Andrea left us in February, 2018 but the estate lives on.) The villa dates back to 1796, and is of considerable importance from an architectural point of view, since the foundations most likely sit on abandoned Etruscan towers that have been reconfigured to build the current shape of the building.


This interview with Andrea Zanfei took place in his cellar during a visit in November 2011. It was conducted by Kevin Mckenna and translated to English by Pietro Straccia.


Andrea Zanfei on the History of the Villa.
Andrea Zanfei on the Conversion to Biodynamics.


This visit at Cerreto Libri took place in November, 2011.

ewww gross!

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Alex Finberg.


I.G.T "Canestrino Bianco"
Grapes: 80% Trebbiano, 20% Malvasia
Age of the vines: 30 years
Yields: 30 hl/h
Vinification: Fermented in cement, aged in in steel and fiberglass.