• Tuscan Vines

    Tuscany is rich in ancient native vines that give authenticity to its wines. The most famous is certainly Sangiovese, the protagonist of the most important wines such as Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. This vine has adapted particularly to the Tuscan terroir. Alongside Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello and Prugnolo stand out. These varieties are
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  • Brunello di Montalcino

    In 1840 Clementi Santi founded Tenuta Il Greppo and began cultivating Sangiovese Grosso, renamed Brunello. He soon realized that this type of grape was excellent for producing aged wines and even improved with time. In 1869 he presented his Brunello vintage 1865 at the Montepulciano fair and it was a true innovation to exhibit a
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  • The Harvest

    The word vendemmia (grape harvest) comes from Latin, from the fusion of vinum (wine) and demere (lift), therefore it literally means harvesting the grapes. It is the only term coined specifically for a harvest in Italy. In ancient Roman tradition, the grape harvest coincided with the Vinalia Rustica festival, on August 19, where the priest
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