Quality is our objective - no more than 1 kg of grapes per plant
The Nuti family bought La Fattoria Montecchio in the 70s and from 1998 started an intense and well-structured programme of investments to bring the business to the highest levels of quality. They programmed a remake of the vineyards with new low-productivity clones, high density of plants per hectare, with a carefull positioning of the rows to maximize the effect of the sunlight and to produce not more than one kilo of grapes per plant.
The best clone selected Sangiovese grape represents the foundation of the ampelographic structure; planted beside them are also international grapes such as cabernet, sauvignon and merlot.
The grapevines are cordon trained, low and horizontally, with a limited number of buds per plant. To improve the ripening process it is fundamental to green harvest at the end of July, this process rebalances the production of the plant.