During the three years it took to prepare the land while waiting for the first plot to be planted, I was able to reflect calmly on the type of wine I wanted. The decision to forego the production of DOC and DOCG wines was dictated, at least initially, by external factors: the company, although located on the south-west side of the Brunello production zone, was newly established and did not have the rights to be registered in the Register.
What at first seemed to be a handicap turned out to be one of the strong points on which the subsequent choices were based: in the absence of a specification and with a taste for research, it was decided to plant six different vines, trying to make the most of the diversity of the available soils after having carefully studied and analysed their characteristics. Sangiovese, Merlot, Sagrantino, Syrah, Malbec and Petit Verdot were planted on small plots chosen from the 200 hectares of the estate.
The exclusion of Cabernet is a personal choice: I do not consider this area suitable for obtaining the results I expect from this variety. However, I remain of the opinion that, in order to pursue the objective of excellence, it is necessary to use noble varieties without being influenced by the diatribe between native and international varieties that is currently in vogue.
The fact that the label does not bear a fancy name for the wine, but only the name of the company, is the logical consequence of the decision not to make a varietal wine but one that is the maximum expression of the terroir from which it comes.
As a small, very high-density vineyard with sapling training and irrigation above the vine can attest, there is a desire for research and innovation in the agronomic field as well. The ambition and commitment are to produce a wine of excellence that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of the place.