WARMED BY THE MAREMMA SUN

The property extends over 45 hectares, 16 of which are planted with the typical Sangiovese, Vermentino, and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, for the production of three single-variety wines. All of the vineyards are spurred-cordon and in the process of organic conversion. They are located on the first section of coastal hills at about 120 meters above sea level with exposure to the south and southwest. The view from the vineyards is breathtaking, overlooking Giglio Island, with the promontory of Talamone and Parco dell’Uccellina to the right, and behind, in the distance, one can catch glimpses of the wild and wooded landscape that rises towards Monte Amiata.

CHARACTERISTICS

PROPERTY

45 hectares

MICROCLIMATE

Mediterranean

EXPOSURE

Southern and southwestern

SOIL

Sandstone, limestone, and clay

Poggio al Lupo

LOCAL AREA

There is a Mediterranean microclimate, warm yet breezy thanks to the nearby sea, which constant light morning and evening breezes throughout the year. The soil, which runs deep and has rocky layers, is generally made up of sandstone, limestone, and clay.

The vineyards that produce Morellino di Scansano (recognized as a DOCG in 2006) are concentrated in the highest part of the estate and hence very breezy and bright. Thanks to the wet and not very vigorous soil composition, the resulting wine is incredibly soft and graceful. 

The Vermentino vineyards are in a lower and cooler area about 100 meters above sea level. Rich in minerals and limestone, this soil gives the wine great zesty freshness.

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are at their most complex and majestic in the production of the Poggio al Lupo cru. These vineyards are found in sandy-loamy soils and boast the presence of iron, which gives that typical brick-red color; while the presence of a shallow pebbly soil optimizes water drainage and makes the most of the day/night temperatures swings, enriching the wine’s aromatic profile.