The 2018 vintage and harvest have been a challenge for both man and vines. The fresh and rainy Spring made the plants vegetation very intense. The management of the green required a lot of attention and work to allow the plant to reach the vegetative balance.

These weather conditions continued during the first part of Summer, which was characterized by cool days and heavy rains. The end of Summer was hot and dry and this allowed a good maturation, even if slightly earlier than the usual.

In the first half of September, we began harvest in the Gauggiole area, on the northern side of the estate. Grapes showed excellent acidity and rather low sugar content, perfect for the more fresh and vibrant wines. Excellent varietal expressions and very ripe tannins will result in a very recognizable Brunello, with a clear and unique style.


Winemaker, Cecilia Leoneschi – Montalcino, October 1st, 2018