Francesco De Filippis is a biodynamic winemaker with aPhD in Agricultural Science. Francesco visited WinesDirect in 2019 and took the time to present to our staff, allowing us to ask every question imaginable about biodynamic farming. He’s just a cool down to earth guy.Cosimo Maria Mansini is located in Tuscany, near Pisa.The 15th-century villa first housed the Bonaparte family. It is now surrounded by vineyards, fig trees, and chickens. Francesco said that when he started biodynamic farming at the vineyard 13 years ago, the soil was hard as a rock. The soil is now looser, richer, and revitalised with micro-organisms. The results are healthy vines and endless potential. You can taste the dedication in his wine.