During harvest in September, bunches of perfectly ripe grapes are selected and handpicked. They are then taken from the vineyards down to the wine cellar where the winemaking process starts. We use a 100% Sangiovese, to make both our DOCG Chianti label’s. This variety of grape grows in vineyards at an altitude between 300 and 400 meters above sea level. (a.s.l). Although we privilege the single grape variety, we have decided to confer a more modern flavour to our Sangiovese by adding Merlot to it, thus creating an enjoyable and well-balanced blend. Our two IGT label wines “I Lastrecheti” and “Macchione” are a combination of Sangiovese and merlot, a grape variety that has taken root and now thrives prosperously on our hills. Our two Reserve wines: Chianti DOCG Reserve and Macchione Reserve are made from grapes that grow on vines sited at a higher altitude, on the gravel-stone soils of a sunny sloping hillside.