Our estate lies on a south-facing hill between 1,600 and 2,050 feet (or approximately 490 and 625 meters) above sea level, with an altitude difference of over 400 feet (over 120 meters) between the highest and lowest vineyards.
The plantings extend over an area of about 13 acres (or 5.5 hectares), oriented to the south-southwest. The lower vineyards, about 10 acres (4 hectares), were replanted between 1999 and 2003, the rest in the winter of 2011-2012.
The soils have excellent drainage and are ideal for high-quality winemaking.
|Total extent of vineyards:||5.70 hectares (26,500 vines)|
|Grape varietals planted:||Sangiovese (3.03 ha; 14,200 vines), Merlot (2.00 ha; 10,000 vines), Alicante Bouschet (0.30 ha; 1,500 vines), Cabernet Franc (0.13 ha; 650 vines)|
|Soil type:||A mixture of quartz arenite (sandstone), clay schist and marl|
|Altitude:||Between 490/625 meters above sea level|
|Vine training:||Horizontal double-spurred cordon & Guyot|
|Average vine density:||5,000 plants per hectare|
|Average yields:||1.1 kg per plant (Sangiovese), 900 gr (Merlot), 1.5 kg (Alicante), 800 gr (Cabernet Franc)|
|Total estate production:||30,000 bottles (2,500 cases)|
|Winemakers:||Lorenzo & Franco Gatteschi|
|Oenologist:||Dott. Stefano Chioccioli|
|Agronomist:||Dott. Marco Pierucci|