Production Area

Montalcino (SI), Tavernelle - Località SanCarlo. Hillside terroir with good sun exposure for most of the day. The average altitude is 400 meters above sea level.

Grape Varietal

A clone of Sangiovese, locally known as "Brunello".

Vineyard and Cellar Practices

High density of vines in the vineyards, attentive choice of vine-stocks according to the characteristics of each part of the estate and the use of highly selected clones, not to mention the scrupulous care and attention dedicated to each individual vineyard ensure a low yield of healthy grapes characterized by concentration and high levels of color and tannins. The San Carlo estate removes bunches in excess when the grapes begin to change color in order to allow the remaining bunches to ripen perfectly. The harvest is done by hand and the grapes are placed in small crates. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats in a temperature controlled environment. In order to guarantee the best and most delicate extraction of polyphenolic fraction, the wine is pumped over and the cap formed by the skins is broken on a daily basis during fermentation. The malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in the period following the alcoholic fermentation.