“If once I was fascinated by the density of a red wine made from the bold Sangiovese grapes, nowadays I have shifted my passion from the velvet to the sink, to a place of both equilibrium and elegance”
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
The main vineyard production area is located in ‘Poggio al Sole’, in the foothills of the mountain ‘Angelo in Colle’, at an altitude of 250 m, the total area of the holding being less than a single hectare. The limited extent of the this area allows a devotion to scrupulous attention to various agronomic practices, and every operational procedure is strictly manual, avoiding any introduction of machinery, which can potentially damage the natural texture and softness of the soil . The vineyards planted in 1998 have a density of 6.700 plants per hectare, the yields corresponding to about 1 kg per wine-stock-that is about a bottle per plant.
This vineyard near the ‘Sant’Antimo’ abbey, at an altitude of 350 metres above sea level, is in an extremely small landholding, that extends for less than one hectare, with a planting density of 4000 plants per hectare, and as regards agronomic management practice and winery philosophy , we apply the same principles as provided for ‘Brunello di Montalcino’. Fermentation takes place in stainless containers following a 12 months aging process in French oak barrels.