Andrea Costanti has been running this estate for over twenty years and it has been in his family for more than 200. It is situated in Colle al Matrichese in the eastern part of the Montalcino zone, just outside the town of Montalcino. It covers 10 hectares of vineyards and benefits from the talents of consultant oenologist Vittorio Fiore. Their style is characterised by the striking elegance and intensity of the best wines from this zone, combining the power of Montalcino with the elegance that comes from vineyards situated at a high altitude.
The vineyards are planted on galestro soil and are situated at a high altitude of over 400 metres above sea level. The Sangiovese vines are between 6 and 25 years old.
Fermentation took place on the skins in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature using selected yeasts and lasted two weeks. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank. The wine was then aged for 12 months in large French oak barrels of 3.5 hectolitres before being bottled.
Bright ruby red in the glass, showing vibrant primary fresh fruit aromas of raspberries and red cherries. Soft tannins and a lovely fresh acidity on the palate lead to a long finish with a lingering floral note.