The Estate "Le Chiuse"
The estate comprises 18 hectares of woods, vineyards and olive groves. Brunello vineyards lie on the north-northeastern slope of the Montalcino hill at about 330 meters a.s.l.; olive groves, woodland and a younger vineyard are located on the southeastern slope at about 500 meters a.s.l. There are five vineyards, all planted in Sangiovese Grosso, created by a massal selection from the estate of Il Greppo, with an average age of 15 years. The vineyards, covering a total of eight hectares, are trained mainly in spurred cordon with an average plant density of 4,500 vines per hectare. The soil is of oceanic origin, so rich in marine fossils with streaks of clay and a notable presence of marl and tufa. These conditions favor wines that exalt aromas and flavors, with ample body and fluent equilibrium of alcohol content.
Le Chiuse produces some 30,000 bottles of wine annually, comprising Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva and a classic method sparkling wine called Stellare. The estate also produces extra virgin olive oil, grappa and honey.