We planted the vineyard in 2005. At the time, we were so passionate about wine that growing a vineyard was our dream, and now, more almost 20 years later, our passion as all but grown. We take great care of our grapes, and we keep the vineyard as a garden.
The land here is really unique, full of shells and minerals, remnants of a long-gone prehistoric sea. The particular blend of mineral gives incredible mineral notes to the wine, which you cannot find anywhere else. We planted three different kinds of grapes: Sangiovese (which are also used for the famed Chianti wine), Marselan, and Syrah. We decided to get serious with our wine adventure in 2012 when we produced the first ever 1450 bottles of Chiudendone Syrah wine.
We used a 100% Syrah grapes, which is quite unusual for the area, but we decided to bet against conventional methods and had really great results! During harvest, we produce only one bottle per plant, as we have a really strict standard of selection of the grapes – we only use the best ones!
We are convinced that the best wine is made in the vineyard. Our wine is raised 12 months in a French oak barriques, after which it is bottled in numbered bottles, for a maximum of 1800 bottles per year. Each bottle is numbered to ensure to great job behind it.