The production: Parcel Method
Production of grapes per hectare: approximately 6000 kg.
Green pruning is executed.
The harvesting period goes from the end of August to the beginning of October. The first to be picked are the Alicante and the Merlot and the last one is usually the Cabernet Franc.
The vineyard has been divided in 28 sections of almost 1 hectare each.
The grapes of each of the 28 section undergo vinification separately and the wines are maintained separated also during the refining period.
The grapes vinification is operated in thermo regulated stainless steel vats. During the course of the 2007 vintage, test fermentations were carried out on selected lots of must, which were allowed to initiate spontaneously with indigenous yeasts. The very positive results of this experiment have since directed production to rely entirely on indigenous yeast, further imprinting the characteristics of the natural environment on the wine. The barriques and tonneaux's capacity is 225 lt. and 500 lt. and are made of french oak selected from different regions and different toasted levels.
The first blend takes place between June and July, while the second and final blend is operated in October-November.
Given the strict application of the parcel method we can say that more than a 28 hectare estate, the Tenuta is an estate of 28 times one hectare.
With this selective process we produce the CABURNIO and MONTETI wines.
Specific methods are adopted (accurate oxygen control while aging in barriques) which minimize the use of sulphurizations.