This wine is obtained from vines grown on the hills around Siena, where they are planted with a high density. Cultivation features careful canopy management and drastic thinning of the bunches of grapes. The maximum yield reached is 700 to 800 grams per stem. The grapes are hand-picked and placed in crates in which they are sent immediately to cellars where they undergo strict selection both of the bunches and of the single grapes, on two selection conveyors. The drawn off wine is immediately transferred to French oakwood barriques to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. Upon completion of this stage, the wine is blended and placed back into barriques to mature for another year.
After bottling the wine undergoes 12 to 18 months of aging.
Area of origin: Municipality of Sarteano (SI)
Height above sea level: 320-380 metres a.s.l.
Planting density: 6,666 stems per hectare
Growing system: rammed cordon
Harvesting period: from the first half of September onwards
Yield per hectare: 4,000-5,000 kg of grapes
Vinification: in contact with the skins for about 25 to 30 days inside stainless steel tanks
Dry extract: 29,5 g/l
Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l