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Montalcino’s landscape is characterised by rolling hills, with altitudes ranging from 120 to 650 metres above sea level. The different geographical influences make for heterogeneous soil. It is this diversity that results in quite dramatic micro-climates, even in neighbouring .....
The zone for Brunello production totals 24,000 hectares. Only 15% of this area is under planting. To the south of this area lies Monte Amitata with an impressive elevation of 1,740 metres. This mountain acts as a natural barrier, protecting the area from extreme weather.
Montalcino’s climate is Mediterranean. The growing season tends to be fair, with a significant number of sunny days accompanied by cool nights. This ensures even ripening and complex flavour development.
At an average elevation of 480 metres above sea level, Poggio Antico’s vineyards are among the highest in the Brunello region. The lofty altitude, combined with the close proximity of the Tyrrhenian Sea, ensures that there is always a steady breeze – which has the beneficial effect of reducing mould and mildew pressure. Thanks to this unique and blessed spot, Poggio Antico wines are characterised by their elegance.
The soil is rocky and calcerous, which makes for good drainage. Cover crops are used to aid moisture retention, increase biodiversity and regenerate the soil.
The total property comprises 200 hectares, with 33 hectares under vine. Most of these plantings are Sangiovese, the hallmark grape for the Brunello appellation. The vineyards are situated so as to enjoy South/Southwest exposure. All the Poggio Antico vineyards are contained within a single estate, and all of the wine is produced from our own grapes.
The cellar is located at the heart of the property, allowing us to process the grapes quickly and truly produce the best wine that our fantastic site affords.
Low yields, together with hand pruning, harvest and selection, help to guarantee high quality production. A recent conversion to a parcel management system will allow each micro-terroir to truly express its best.
As of 2017, the winery has been managed using organic practices. We are proud to say that we are currently working towards our organic certification.