OriginChianti Classico DOC
GrapesTrebbiano toscano and Malvasia del Chianti.
Type of Soil
The vineyard is situated at Pian d’Albola, in the hills of the commune of Radda in Chianti, with southerly exposure. It is characterized by a clayey subsoil of alberese, in which the presence of stones gives good permeability. The climate is warm and dry.
Training SystemTuscan capovolto.
Plant Density3,500 vines per hectare (1,415 per acre). The average age of the vines is 20 years.
Yield60 quintals of grapes per hectare.
Vinification and Maturation
Vinification took place in caratelli, the typical small Tuscan barrels holding between 100 and 200 liters (22 and 44 gallons), and it was triggered by the inoculation of the so-called “madre” (“mother”) - colonies of different types of yeast deriving from previous vinifications – into the must from grapes that had been partially dried on racks. Maturation continued for 7 years in the small chestnut–wood barrels, in which the fermentation lasted a very long time but was intermittent, starting and stopping depending on the natural variations of temperature and pressure.