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vineyards

The vineyards are all located in the Poggio San Polo area in the south-eastern part of Montalcino, along the hills that slope down from Il Greppo towards Castelnuovo dell’Abate. The altitude varies between 420-450 metres above sea level.
Some elements characterize this land: the woodlands that surround the vineyards the mighty Monte Amiata behind us, with its dual function as both protective barrier from the weather and thermal regulator the sea breezes that come in from south east and meet winds from north and north east the many hours of sunlight a huge variety of soil (clay, galestro or crumbly marl, lime, quartzite and so on) that defies easy definitions but augments the complexity of the wines abundant water that saves us from the negative effects of drought in dryer vintages.
The vineyards are 4.2 Ha (10.37 acres) divided into two parcels; “Bosco” and “Strada.” The “Strada” vineyard is made up of four smaller areas: Vigna della Strada, Vigna del Lupo, Vigna dell’Alberello and Vigna della Quercia. The only grape varietal planted in all of our Montalcino vineyards is Sangiovese.
All vineyard operations are manual, based on the observation of the phases of the moon and the biodynamic calendar. We combat vine diseases using Sulphur and Copper, combined with natural anti-mildew treatments that rely on propolis and herbal infusions from various plants including yarrow, chamomile, equisetum, nettle and willow.

Vigna del Bosco

Area
1.6 hectares / 3.95 acres
Soil type
clay-schist
Vine density
4000 plants per hectare
Growth system
Double Guyot
Planting of the vineyard
1999

FROM THIS VINEYARD:

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.G.

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C

This is the first vineyard we planted in 1999. The woodlands that surround it create a particular microclimate. From 1 Ha of this vineyard we make our BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.G.

Vigna della Strada

Area
0.5 Ha / 1.23 Acres
Soil type
clay-loam
Vine density
4.000 plants per hectare
Growth system
Double Guyot
Planting of the vineyard
1999

FROM THIS VINEYARD:

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C

ROSA IGT TOSCANA ROSATO

This vineyard was also planted in 1999. Destined for the production of ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C. it tends to produce a lot of fruit. It faces north which means that even in the hotter vintages the resulting wines have elegance and freshness. We pick grapes from the most “exuberant” vines to make our ROSA I.G.T. TOSCANA ROSATO.

Vigna del Lupo

Area
Double Guyot
Soil type
crumbly marl
Vine density
5.600 plants per hectare
Growth system
Double Guyot and Alberello
Planting of the vineyard
2002

FROM THIS VINEYARD:

LUPO I.G.T. TOSCANA

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C

Originally planted in 2002 with Cabernet Sauvignon, this vineyard was regrafted with Sangiovese in 2012 using scions from our own vineyards. It faces north-west. Up until 2011 grapes from this plot were destined for the production of LUPO I.G.T. TOSCANA.

Vigna dell'Anfiteatro

Area
0.5 Ha / 1.23 Acres
Soil type
clay schist with quartz
Vine density
4.900 plants per hectare
Growth system
Alberello
Planting of the vineyard
2005

FROM THIS VINEYARD:

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C

This vineyard was planted in 2005 with experimental clones of Sangiovese, destined for the production of ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C. It faces north and north east. We have always vinified it separately. It is a vineyard to which we have always dedicated both time and attention. From 2015 vintage the grapes from this vineyard have been selected to make a particular ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.

Vigna della Quercia

Area
1.1 Ha / 2.71 Acres
Soil type
sandstone, galestro, tufo
Vine density
4.900 plants per hectare
Growth system
Alberello and Candelabro
Planting of the vineyard
2005

FROM THIS VINEYARD:

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C

This vineyard is facing north-west, north and north-east. It was planted in 2005 with experimental clones of Sangiovese. We use it for our ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.