Grape varieties and the Harvest
The majority of the varieties grown are red with only a small percentage of white.
Of the red grapes, Sangiovese grosso obviously takes pride of place, with numerous other varieties including Canaiolo nero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Colorino, Merlot, Mammolo, Ciliegiolo and Malvasia Nera.
The white grapes include traditional varieties such as Malvasia del Chianti, Trebbiano toscano and San Colombano as well as Chardonnay.
Top quality and environmental sustainability in wine making are the estate’s founding principles. We have thus decided on very short pruning and bunch thinning where necessary, not to use chemical fertilisers preferring organic ones and to use natural and integrated techniques in pest control, supplementing this where it is not sufficient with especially mild plant protection treatments.
The harvest normally takes place from the 25th of September to the 25th of October and is mainly done by hand with careful grape selection.