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montalcino

 

Aerial Wiev

 

"Casottino" wineyard

 

"Calbello" Wineyard
       

 THE VINEYARDS

The land covers 25 hectares, divided into 12 ha of vineyards, 4 ha of olive groves and the rest is fallow land and woodland.
The vineyards are at an altitde of 310-400m. above sea level, and for these great care has gone into selecting the optional exposure.
The vines are Sangiovese known locally as Brunello and range from 6 to 25 years old. Three hectares have recently been planted with Merlot and Cabernet. The land is very poor organically though rich in lithoid components. Geologically it is galestro from cretacic era. Plant density varies from 3.333 to 5.500 vines per hectare.
The harvest usually takes place at the beginning of October.

 

 

 

 

Shell fossil found in a vineyard

 

 

THE CELLAR

Fermentation takes place on the skins in stainless vats and lasts from 14-21 days depending on the vintage.

The Brunello is aged in 30Hl Slavonian oak cask, between 3 and 15 years old and in 3,5Hl barriques.
The younger wines are aged in three year old, 225 and 335 litre barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast.