The 'Esole' winery, led by siblings Federica Dessolis and Francesco, is an exceptional addition to Sardinia's emerging generation of young wine producers. Federica's personal journey is a testament to the passion and dedication driving this innovative wave of winemakers on the island.
Starting her wine education at the Faculty of Oenology in Oristano, Sardinia, at twenty-seven, Federica's thirst for knowledge propelled her beyond her homeland. She embarked on an international adventure, first exploring the Loire region in France and then immersing herself in the revered winemaking traditions of Burgundy.
In Burgundy, Federica embraced the world-renowned winemaking practices and pursued advanced studies in oenology at the prestigious DNO (Diplôme National d'Oenologue) in Dijon. This experience allowed her to deepen her understanding of winemaking techniques and refine her expertise in the craft.
Her journey continued at notable wineries in Burgundy, including Vincent Girardin, where she honed her skills and absorbed the essence of Burgundian winemaking. Demonstrating her unwavering commitment to excellence, Federica joined the ranks of one of the most esteemed names in the wine world – Domaine de la Romanée Conti. Working at this legendary estate, renowned for its highly sought-after wines, exposed Federica to the pinnacle of winemaking craftsmanship.
Expanding her horizons, Federica ventured to the prestigious wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône Valley. There, she gained valuable insights and practical knowledge at Domaine Marcoux, a renowned winery known for its exceptional wines.
Armed with a diverse educational background, international exposure, and hands-on experience at esteemed wineries, Federica Dessolis returned to Sardinia alongside her brother Francesco to establish the 'Esole' winery. Their goal is to create wines that authentically reflect the unique terroir of Sardinia while showcasing their profound understanding of winemaking traditions and innovative techniques acquired throughout their journey.