Built 1860 by Count Vecchi as a hunting lodge and became the country home of the Bishop of Montalcino. In 1980, the chief surgeon of Montalcino and his wife, a lecturer of philosophy for their family home. Their son Bernard Losappio, and his wife, Anna Vittoria, bought the property to continue the family enterprise.
The women of the family have managed the property from the beginning. In turn all of the enologists are women as well. The consulting winemaker is the renowned Graziani Grassini (Sassicaia, Castello Di Terrizzio, Giusti, etc). The family acquired four micro vineyards over four decades that provide a range of expressions of the Tavernelle subregion. The mission is to highlight distinct expression of Sangiovese on their sites. Their detailed study of the soils and their structure, tracking the detail of each microclimate, the solar influences of the exposures – all inform their wine growing and making decisions.
They are also committed organic growing practices, are plastic free, and are on the path to reduce CO2 emissions to zero.
All fruit bunch and berry is ‘sorted’ by hand in the vineyard and at the winery. The wines are fermented and macerated in stainless steel for approximately three weeks. Daily delestage is performed to minimize astringent tannins and maximize fruitfulness as well as aromatics on a lot by lot basis. Each vineyard is fermented separately, and wine is matched precisely to larger tonneau and barrels of French or Slavonian oak for aging. Blending occurs at 3 years and the wines ages in oak for another 6 months prior to bottling.
‘The pinnacle expression of Brunello from our vineyard sites’
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