Il Palazzone has three separate vineyards in Montalcino, each with wildly different micro-climates. These three sites work in-tandem to compliment each other and the terroir. Each vineyard is tended separately and picked, vinified and aged alone. The extraordinary variety of terroir and microclimate result in having three complimentary aspects of Montalcino represented in the final Brunello which is blended across the three vineyards. Organic fertilizer is used in the vineyards and all harvesting is done by hand.
The Due Porte Vineyard is 540 metres above sea level and is next to the cellar. The three small plots are northwest facing. Thanks to the altitude and the exposition, grapes from the Due Porte benefit from the excellent ventilation and pronounced day/night thermal excursion. The soil type is pietraforte arenaria, a type of local sandstone with a significant presence of galestro, which gives good drainage.
The Vigna del Capa, located down below the hamlet of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, southwest of Montalcino, is quite different. Over 200 meters lower in altitude and south facing, the vineyards here are over thirty years old. The vineyard is gently sloping and the vine exposition is N/E and S/W. There is a significant presence of fine gravel and shale, with sand, clay and silt in equal proportions making up the soil. The fruit from this vineyard is distinguished by lovely saline and aromatic components, thanks to the presence of marine fossils in the soil.
The third vineyard, La Vecchia, 400 meters above sea level, is nearly 40 years old and close to Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in an area with iron, magnesium and manganese in the soil. The grapes from this vineyard have an incredible mineral component and a deep and developed root system.
- Rosso del Palazzone
- Brunello di Montalcino
- Le Due Porte Brunello di Montalcino
- Brunello di Montalcino Riserva