The estate is adjacent to the Biondi Santi property. This area has a long history of being particularly suited for growing grapes for high quality wines. Our love for Tuscany and passion for viticulture binds us particularly to this land, our vines and the resulting wines.
Our wines come from four different vineyards that have a total area of 6 hectares.
Right from the beginning we studied the soil and the structure of each vineyard in order to fully understand its characteristics. Fossils, petrified shells and chalk sediment all testify to the earth’s evolutions and recount marine flooding and periods of drought in the area.
The research and the significance dedicated to our land means that we now cultivate it in such a way as to make wines with a very distinct personality that reflect the innate character of each vineyard in a clear and recognisable way.
In Montalcino there are only 3,000 hectares of vineyards. The whole area is characterised by innumerable gradients, altitudes and expositions that create as many different microclimates. There are many types of soil, alternating periods of rain and drought, chalk sediments, clay, shell and fossil deposits. Consequently the terroir are multiple and so different to each other that every Brunello has its own personality and its own tale to tell in the glass.
The climate is generally moderate with abundant rainfall in autumn and spring, with winters characterised by periods of intense cold and dry, hot summers. Each vineyard therefore produces grapes that reflect the particular characteristics of its soil,its exposition and climate. These grapes bear the precise imprint of the people who have cultivated them and helped them to ripen.
The four estate vineyards -Pian dell’Orino, Pian Bossolino, Cancello Rosso and Scopeta – all produce Sangiovese grapes. The growth system we use is “single spur cordon system.”
One of the very best wines of the year, Pian dell’Orino’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is drop-dead gorgeous. Sweet dark cherries, cloves, menthol, tar and licorice are some of the many notes that are woven into fabric of superb elegance and finesse. All the elements are in perfect balance in this utterly harmonious Brunello. Deeply layered and spiced throughout, the 2008 is simply stunning. The 2008 isn’t as explosive as the very best vintages, but it is still a remarkable achievement for the year. Hints of orange peel and cloves add an exotic flair on the finish. This is a dazzling effort. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028. — Robert Parker 94 points
Grape Variety: Sangiovese