T wo hectares of vineyard, meaning ten thousand Sangiovese vines, surround the house like a harmonious, loving throng. NostraVita grapes are organically grown and certified, and the wine is made in cellars a stone’s throw away from the house. Named after the three sisters, the vineyards that make up the two hectares differ slightly one from another in terms of exposure and soils. Each section of the magical triad contributes its part to the elegant complexity of the wines.
Vigna Giuditta is the smallest of the three, comprising around 1300 Sangiovese vines growing on sandy, tufaceous soils overlooking the Val d’Orcia.
Vigna Valentina consists of around 3700 vines planted in clayey soils rich in schist that invest the fruit with lovely hints of mineral.
Vigna Carlotta is the largest of the three vineyards, surrounded by woodland in the upper reaches of the property. The sandy, tufaceous soils are planted with 5000 vines.
The grapes from the three vineyards are harvested and fermented separately, and then united in our Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG wines. Each vineyard, like the sisters they are named after, has a personality of its own that contributes particular features to the blend. The NostraVita wines all gain distinctive characteristics from the three vineyards, expressing in an individuality that reflects the unique nature of the growing area.
"Il Lupo di Tinaccio"
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Lupo di Tinaccio Brunello is made with a selection of grapes that ensure great structure and complexity. The selection coincided with the grapes produced in the small Vigna Giuditta vineyard.
There are only limited quantities of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG “Lupo di Tinaccio”.
Growing method: spurred cordon.
Density of plants: 5200 per hectare.
Harvest: last days of September first days of October. Grapes handpicked and selected.
Vinification:the must remains on the skins for about 3 weeks. After 3 months in steel vats the wine is transferred to 20-30 hectolitre barrels of Slavonian oak. Barrel ageing continues for about 3 years, after which the wine is bottle aged for 2 years. Before bottling the wine undergoes a light filtering.
Characteristics: plenty of fruit and ripe berries, spices and hints of mineral in a thoroughly delightful wine with a persistent finish. Brunello di Montalcino DOCG “Lupo di Tinaccio” initially comes across as more feisty than its Brunello counterpart, with slightly more marked tannins and considerable structure that contribute to its complex bouquet and aromas. It is a wine that will age well, reaching its zenith somewhat later than the Brunello.