Cantina Dodici is a private winery of Nikita Mikhalkov and Konstantin Tuvykin. Cantina Dodici is located on the outskirts of the medieval town of Massa Marittima in Tuscany.
The history of this winery begins in 2010, when Konstantin Tuvykin purchased the villa La Madonna in Tatti in the periferia of the medieval town of Massa Marittima and invited Nikita Mikhalkov to become a partner.
In 2013, the love for good and high-quality wine turned the hobby into a real wine producing company. In addition to the existing vineyards, new ones were purchased in Poggio Gobbo, Gavorrano. And in 2014, the first stone of the new winery building was laid. After the completion of construction, the winery received a new name Tenuta Dodici (Twelve) in honor of the famous film directed by Nikita Mikhalkov.
The new building of the winery has clear geometric shapes, simplicity and functionality-these are the main features of the Tenuta Dodici winery.
It is located on one of the many hills, which are typical in the Maremma zone in Tuscany, and it fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape.
A part of the winery building, where the production facilities are located, is cut inside the hill. This creates a natural insulation that ensures constant temperatures and humidity throughout the year, guaranteeing the necessary conditions for the production of high-quality wine and its proper storage.
The collection of wines includes 13 names and 2 types of grappa, the grapes used for the production are the varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cig’eggiolo, Sangiovese, etc. The wines are aged in barrels for up to 1.5 years, and grappa aging process lasts for 5 years.