The vines are trained with spurs on cordon, with a spacing of 2.4 m x 90 cm for a total of 4'600 vines / hectar.
It's 7.5 acres of Sangiovese under the small village of Sant'Angelo in Colle, at about 250m above sea level, half with the rights for Brunello and half for Rosso di Montalcino.
We use only organic fertilizing completed with winter growth of special crops between the rows, to enhance the organic matter content. Total addition of nutrients is very limited, because Sangiovese gives high quality results only in poor conditions. Of basic importance is the green harvest: about one month before picking each single vine is brought into balance, leaving only a few clusters to achieve perfect maturation.
The Montenero vineyard
Close to the small village of Montenero d'Orcia, these 6.3 acres of vineyard are in the Montecucco area at 6 miles from the winery in Pascena, at about 300m above sea level.
The varieties are roughly 1,25 acres each of Alicante, Montepulciano, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.