History & Geography
Around 1970 Ignazio Cosenza, current owner's father, decided to give the Family business a new direction which heralded the beginning of the modern Estate which is known today as Poggio di Bortolone, a name derived from a Sicilian expression, Puoiu ri Burtuluni, describing an Estate whose origins are found on the top of a small hill. In the 1980s was introduced a new Ignazio's vision of a modern Estate began to be realised. In 1982 was bottled the first vintage of Cerasuolo wine, Poggio di Bortolone, with its historic label depicting U Puoiu with the manor house and the cellars. In 1984, he began to produce the Contessa Constanza, which proved even more popular than his previous creation. Throughout the remaining years of the 1980s, he introduced a number of innovations in the cellars, by replacing the traditional oak and chestnut vats with stainless steel versions to enable the Cosenza winery to the international market.