Discover the island that isn’t one

GORGONA ISLAND

THE SMALLEST IN THE TUSCAN ARCHIPELAGO,
SINCE 1869 IT HAS BEEN AN OPEN PENAL COLONY

The mainly mountainous island was once a place of hermits and
monks and subject to barbarian raids. Today the island hosts an
open penal colony, where the prisoners can move around freely
to work and learn new professions which will help them to be
reinstated in society at the end of their sentence.

GORGONA AND FRESCOBALDI

A SOCIAL PROJECT BORN OF THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN
FRESCOBALDI AND THE GORGONA PENAL INSTITUTE

The Frescobaldi agronomists and oenologists have been working
with the prisoners since 2011, offering them skills
in wine-growing and wine, which they will be able to use to build
a new future.

gorgona

A wine with a taste of freedom

Gorgona wine comes from a small vineyard
of Vermentino and Ansonica, planted in 1999 in the only
area sheltered from the strong sea winds. The vineyard is organically farmed
by the prisoners.

GORGONA ROSSO

A wine that tastes of freedom

From the island of Gorgona, the smallest of the Tuscan Arcipelago islands located 20 miles west of Livorno,
Gorgona Rosso is produced from 728 Sangiovese and Vermentino Nero grapevines
that have perfectly adapted to the island’s climate.

THE GORGONA LABELS

THE STORIES TOLD ABOUT EACH HARVEST

“Talking about wine, just like music, is always a gamble. Better
to listen, be amazed and learn, in the face of such beauty and a feast
for the senses… Sensual vertigo, but spiritual. Like music”.
Andrea Bocelli

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