Rosso di Montalcino, Podere del Visciolo, 2016
Located between Sant’ Angelo in Colle and Castenuovo dell’Abate, on a plateau facing Val d’Orcia and Mount Amiata. In 1950, my great grandfather Zefiro fell in love with Montalcino and acquired the rural house dating back to the 1700s and the land surrounding it, and started to plant the first vines. Today, that tradition continues to live through my wife, my daughters and myself.
Life here flows in contact with nature among Brunello vineyards and centuries-old olive groves, and all aspects of cultivation are personally managed by my family. Here is where my family and I want to live: that is why respecting the environment is so important to us and only organic agriculture is practiced.
My aim is to continue to reduce human intervention on the vines, teaching my daughters that we want to live on an environmentally sustainable farm. As such, we are transitioning to farming biodynamically.
Grape fermentation starts spontaneously thanks to indigenous yeasts that are naturally present on the skin of the grapes; it takes place in concrete tanks, and lasts for 20-30 days. The wine then rests for 2-3 years in traditional oak barrels inside our underground cellar.
VARIETAL: 100% Sangiovese
FARMING: Certified organic, biodynamic principles used
WINEMAKING: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; 20-30 days in cement tanks
AGING: 10 months in wood and cement, proportions vary depending on the vintage
TASTING NOTES: Brilliant ruby red color. Aromas of wild berries, licorice, leather, with elegant spicy notes. Continued flavors of berries with a dynamic palate and extended finish.