Now, wine has its own particular place, alongside art and music but also boats and Italy. The crazy idea grew of finding an estate in that special part of Italy that is the Tuscan coast, that would express the expertise he had acquired in Bordeaux. Eric Albada Jelgersma thus bought Caiarossa in 2004, a small estate applying the principles of biodynamic agriculture located at the heart of the Mediterranean macchia shrubland, on the western slope of a hill overlooking the sea.
His course was set: here, Eric Albada Jelgersma decided to make a wine that was both true to the spirit of its home and close to nature.
Giscours, Caiarossa: what they share is the intuition and vision provided by Eric Albada Jelgersma, in his determination and daring.
Today, at each estate, a huge pair of spectacles inspired by Eric Albada’s characteristic glasses pays tribute to his unique perspective, and gives visitors a particularly remarkable view.
This spirit of adventure is shared by Eric Albada Jelgersma’s children Dennis, Derk and Valérie, who are now its custodians and carriers. To them, the sky is the limit, and there is no shortage of projects!