OUR PIECES OF EARTH
Campo del Prete vineyard is in the area above the Abbey of Sant’Antimo at 380m above sea level with a surface area entirely cultivated with Sangiovese with a density of 5,500 rootings per hectare on marly terrain. The southeast location affords exposure to the sun all day until sunset. This most advantageous microclimate and the complete absence of fog create highly favourable conditions for a product of excellent quality even in the most challenging growing years. The presence of the typical Mediterranean bush, surrounding the entire vineyard, gives the wine a unique bouquet that characterizes the productions which distinguish the Campo del Prete Selection of our Brunello di Montalcino.
Another parcel, The little farm vineyard, is in the area just below Montalcino at 430m above sea level mid-way down the hill at a gentle slope and in a well-ventilated location. The cultivated variety is entirely Sangiovese select with a density of 5,000 rootings per hectare on a terrain which is very rich in rock fragments (marl) ensuring good drainage. For the most part, it is limestone with a good percentage of silt, which determines rich vegetation. The location favours sunshine all day until nightfall.
The Bogatto vineyard is completely surrounded by heather as well as oak, cork and arbutus trees, typical of the Mediterranean scrubland. The southwest location, at 350m above sea level, allows for a basically dry climate, which contributes to the overall health of the grapes until the harvest, these particular conditions are evident in terms of quality, but most of all, they bring out the elegant fragrance typical of the wine from this vineyard. The plant density is 5,000 rootings per hectare on the rich, marly and particularly rocky terrain and the entire surface is cultivated with Sangiovese select. The Reserve Brunello di Montalcino is produced from this vineyard during the best harvests.
San Prospero is located at 430m above sea level on the southwest side of Montalcino at the beginning of the road from Tavernelle to Camigliano. The density is 5,000 rootings per hectare on this pebbly soil that contains a good amount of tufa with a slightly greater clay component and thanks to this characteristic, the land retains the water better and therefore ensures ideal conditions for keeping the vines hydrated during the heat of the summer months. This vineyard produces wines from Sangiovese grosso grapes.