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The "Val di Suga" style

Today the winery’s philosophy and all the everyday activities are aimed at highlighting diversities, placing the utmost attention on the wines and their unbreakable bond with the territory.

Enhancing the differences is a need that comes from the very nature of the variety. Sangiovese is a sensitive variety and responsive to each soil and exposure. It expresses itself in different ways depending on the terroir, producing original and heterogeneous interpretations depending on the vintage.

The Val di Suga Brunello, on the other hand, is a blend of these three vineyards: a Brunello that aspires to the perfect balance between the features of the three terroirs. It is a wine with a traditional, austere and elegant style.

The winery today

The Val di Suga winery is in the northeast of the municipality of Montalcino; the building, embraced by a long line of cypresses, seems to welcome those arriving in Montalcino from Siena. A lot of the structure is part of the original building, all renovated and organised to best house the wines during ageing. An imposing underground barrique cellar was built between 2000 and 2001. Today the winery has a functional winemaking area which houses the 100-150 hl stainless steel tanks and the original 80-200 hl concrete vats, which have been restored on the outside and lined with glass on the inside, but all preserved in the full awareness of regaining a value and a fundamental tradition.

The part dedicated to ageing in wood winds along a route made up of adjoining rooms, but is separated into sectors. Here, different wooden barrels have found accommodation and have been picked out to enhance the different features of the crus during ageing. The original circular 50-60 hl Slavonian oak barrels contain mainly the vintage Brunello. The 60-hl truncated-cone barrels are used to age the Poggio al Granchio, after a brief stay in barriques. The 52-hl oval barrels are used to age the Vigna del Lago, while the 300-litre French barriques are used for the ageing of Vigna Spuntali.