The winery extends over an area of 200 hectares set in a natural amphitheater, which is exposed to the south and sheltered from the north winds. The vineyards are spread over 12 hectares, the olive trees over 8 hectares, while the remaining area is covered with towering, ancient oaks and chestnut trees which surround and isolate the winery from the outside world.
Harvesting, which usually begins in early October, is done by hand. The grapes are then placed in a special destemmer designed for delicate grape varieties such as Sangiovese and Pinot Noir. The berries are further hand-sorted on a vibrating sorting table to select only the best ones, which are loaded into the press and undergo soft pressing to keep the skins as whole as possible.
The wine cellar is housed in age-old buildings, whose thick stone walls maintain constant temperature and humidity level throughout the year. The use of technology is reduced to a minimum, fermentation is carried out in old concrete vats and in elliptical-based, truncated cone-shaped concrete vats manufactured by Nomblot. The vats have no thermal-conditioning system in order to make fermentation as spontaneous and natural as possible. No selected yeast nor activators, feeders or malolactic bacteria are added.
Situated next to the winemaking cellar is the ageing cellar, housed in an old building, three-quarters underground, the ideal environment for wine ageing. The wine is aged exclusively in large oak barrels coming from Austria and Burgundy.
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What is online only?
We have an amazing selection in our shops but we can only squeeze so much in. Our selection of Online Only wines and spirits aims to give you more choice.
We don’t stock these products in our shops so it will take a little longer for us to fulfil your order. Instead of a 1-3 day delivery window, expect it to take 3-5 days before you receive your order if it contains Online Only products.
In order to keep delivery costs down, we will dispatch your entire order (of both in store and online only products) together.
Do case discounts apply to Online Only wines?
Yes! As always, we offer a 10% discount on orders of 12 or more bottles of wine. Wines on promotion are not eligible for a further 10% reduction but they can be used to make up the dozen.
What else do I need to know?
Because we don’t control the stock of these products, there is a slightly higher chance of an online only product being out of stock. We have a system in place to try and avoid this happening but it’s possible to have a small delay in the information exchange between ourselves and our suppliers. We promise to notify you as quickly as possible of any issues with availability.