VINEYARDS.

Over 90% of the vineyards are planted with Sangiovese grapes, the remaining being planted with Alicante (Grenache), Cabernet Sauvignon, Colorino and Merlot. The number of plants per hectare ranges from 3,000 (in the oldest vineyards) to 6,000 (in the vineyards planted since the year 2000), and they are mostly trained to form a ‘Cordon de Royat’. With this method the vines have a short trunk with a single, permanent branch (cordon) that is trained along a wire to one side of the vine. Two and a half hectares of vines are trained using the single Guyot system, a cane-pruned system with spurs.

The vineyards are listed both in the D.O.C.G. register of Morellino di Scansano vineyards as well as in that of Montecucco vineyards, reflecting the exceptional viticultural potential of the farm.

Most of the grapes harvested – about 75% – are allocated to the production of different types of Morellino di Scansano D.O.C.G. wine. The rest of the harvest is allotted to the production of Montecucco Rosso D.O.C. wine and I.G.T. Toscana Rosso (Tuscan Red Wine) and I.G.T. Toscana Rosato wines (Tuscan Rosè Wine).