Amiata is a new winery launched in 2003 in a really famous area 30 km south of Montalcino, where the wine is made using the same grape as Brunello de Montalcino i.e. Sangiovese. The vines are 9 to 60 year old grown on shale-clayey soils over decomposed volcanic rock at 400 to 500 m altitude, about 20% higher than most of the vineyards in Montalcino. It is a really interesting new zone in Tuscany. Facing south, it is warmer and higher giving freshness. It’s another alternative to the ever famous Tuscan Sangiovese-based wines like Chianti, Brunello de Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano and so on.
Winemaking is very neutral using neutral mid to large sized casks. These are tonneau and 2.5 hL barrels or good medium to mid-sized casks. You can expect the subtlest of oaky taste to the wine - a truly modern style of wine.
Amiata - I Vini Del Vulcano
14 - Loc. Montegiovi,
58033 Castel del Piano
Gr, Tuscany, Italy