Our vineyards are an interesting combination of traditional Scansano wine-growing (in particular the Calestaia vineyard, planted over 40 years ago) and modern research on which clones of Sangiovese are best suited to our climate in Maremma.
These vineyards, which cover an area of almost 20 hectares, are all located in the municipality of Scansano, between areas of volcanic (Monte Amiata) and sedimentary (the Tyrrhenian Sea) origin. The vines grow on these lands of different and opposite geological origins, which create ideal conditions for rain water to drain, roots to breathe and plants to make the most of the minerals in the various layers of soil.
Each vineyard has been designed separately, following a careful analysis of the composition of the ground, assessing which clones of Sangiovese would be better suited to the Tuscan climate, with the aim of getting the most from our terroir. This is why we stubbornly sought, and continue to seek, the best combination of land/rootstock/grape variety for our vineyards, even the newer ones. We adopt a biodynamic approach to tending our vineyards, while principles of integrated agriculture are used for the parts above ground.
Sangiovese is a variety that fascinates us and that we grow the most in our vineyards. The other native grapes that we have chosen to perfect the character of our wines are Ciliegiolo, Alicante and Pugnitello. Syrah and Petit Verdot complete the range of grapes we use in our wines. The age of our vines varies from those recently planted to some that are over forty years old. Planting layouts vary from 3,000 to 6,000 plants per hectare. The vine training methods we employ are the spurred cordon and the high cordon. In 2017, we will also begin to use the alberello (small tree) system.