Vineyards and Olive Groves

The total expanse of the vineyards is about 10 hectares with an average altitude of 300 meters above sea level, red grapes Sangiovese.
The exposure of the vines is south-south-west and south-east.
The earth, of medium consistency with a tendency that runs towards clay, is normally deep and fertile. The density of the planting goes from 4,500 to 5,500 plants per hectare with a guyot training system. The average age of the vine is between 5 and 8 years of age.
Every single vine is followed with meticulous attention during the year. We begin in december with pruning, by which we regulate the number of new shoots per hectare and per plant.This is followed by the first trimming in June, when we cut away the tops and the sprouts of the vines, finalized by the rejuvenation of the foliage.
A second trimming takes place next, and the plants are further thinned out, in order to allow them to receive greater amounts of air and light during their ripening therefore rendering a better quality of fruit. In the month of september the manual picking of grapes begins based on their degree of maturity.
The extension of the olive groves is around 8 hectares with moraiolo, leccino and correggiolo plants. At the end of october or early november, depending on the degree of maturation, the olive harvest begins.