Roberto Cipresso started his winemaking career in Montalcino, where he worked with Case Basse, Poggio Antico and Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. From there, he founded “Winemaking”, assisting more than thirty wine companies throughout the Italian territory. Collaborations include the prestigious Achaval-Ferrer Winery, Matervini in Argentina, and Bueno Bellavista in Brasil.
The main vineyard production area is located in ‘Poggio al Sole’, in the foothills of the mountain ‘Angelo in Colle’, at an altitude of 250 m, the total area of the holding being less than a single hectare. The vineyards planted in 1998 have a density of 6.700 plants per hectare, the yields corresponding to about 1 kg per wine-stock-that is about a bottle per plant.
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Vineyard: Poggio al Sole (Cru)
Soil Type: Tufaceous clays
Altitude: 250 m a.s.l.
Training System: Spur-Pruned Cordon
Plainting Density: 7.600 vines/ha
Yield: 1,00 kg per vine
Fermentation: At a controlled temperature with selected yeasts, in stainless steel tank and in wooden truncated-cone shape vats. Aging: 36 Months, in French Oak Barrels
JAMES SUCKLING - 95 POINTS
Really fascinating aromas of crushed berries, incense and pine needles follow through to a full body with firm, layered tannins and a beautiful complement of fruit on the finish. A rather big wine at the end, but it comes across vivid and clear. Drink in 2023 and onward.