Quality, valorization of the land, hospitality and harmony with the environment: these are the main ingredients that make this property a special place in the heart of Tuscan Maremma.
The lands cover a total surface area of nearly 50 hectares, divided mainly between vines and century old olive trees. The grapes planted include local heirloom vines and old-world varieties.
Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fiano, Vermentino, Alicante and Syrah. Vines are situated 90% facing southeast and the remaining 10% southwest. The vines are cultivated with a spurred cordon. Half of planting is spaced at 2.30 x 0.80m, the other 50% at 2.50 x 0.80m. The full potential of the vineyard is about 1.5000/1.800 hectoliters of wine per year.
Our olive trees occupy 5 hectares of the lands. The olives are all Cultivar Frantoio, profoundly linked to the history of oil production in the area, upwards of 60% of the trees have been growing on site for centuries. Two hectares are taken up by the Cantina structure itself and the untouched woods of property.
In the heart of the Montecucco DOCG region, immersed among hills, lined with rows of vines, by woods and olive trees, the Cantina, appearing from afar, suggests a new dimensions made of peace, quiet, and ancient rythms set by nature. The cantina is composed of two parts: one completely underground and one above the ground.
The heart of this latter area is the wine bar enclosed in glass walls where the only available scenery is nature in her most beautiful expressions. In addition to it, the overground area includes a beautiful professional kitchen and a fully equipped conference room.
In the underground section you will find the cellar, striking for its scenographic essentiality: dominated by large oak barrels, the long corridor that forms the cellar ends in a small stage.
Underground you will also find the area dedicated to fermentation, with modernhigh-tech iron vats at a controlled temperature and the space for bottling and stocking the wine.
The winery can produce and stock up to 500.000 bottles of wine.
This splendid Maremma was not a place I had spent a lot of time: it was only with this project that I had the joy of taking in the beauty of its countryside, of its olive trees and vines, of its ancient villages perched upon hilltops.
I entered into the barrel cellar where I would need to have all the wooden barrels lining both the long sides. I created a small raised “stage,” to where to offer the first tasting to a few privileged people.
The villa offers visitors endless opportunities to experience the atmosphere of Tuscany’s Maremma from up close. It has been restored in 2001 by the famous architect.
The house enjoys a peaceful hilltop position with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and is comprised by:
- a sitting room with a chimney and television
- a kitchen/dining room of a fine and elegant design, equipped with all
technological necessities and with direct access to the external garden
- a master bedroom with a chimney and a bathtub
- a bedroom with two beds and the possibility to add a third one
- a bedroom with three beds
- two bathrooms with showers
- a washing room
The external area offers:
a meticulously cared-for garden (3.5 hectares) with centuries old olive trees
a 17 x 6 meter swimming pool with a hydromassage area and a solarium
THE ROMAN CISTERN
The Cistern is an archaeological site of Etruscan origin, an inestimable vestige of antiquity a few kilometers away from the well known, Etruscan necropolis, Roman amphitheater, forum and civic basilica.
A perfectly conserved Roman cistern, dating from the 2nd century A.D., represents a most precious testimony of the historical and cultural value of the farm. The priceless work, restored from 2001 to 2002 with the supervision of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, tells the story of a territory that bears the signs of millennia of history.
The cistern is characterized externally by its structure that is totally intact, which encloses in its wide interior a temple dedicated to the collection of water.