It is precisely in these lands, in the Chianti Colli Senesi, that the nobility of Sangiovese, in a successful combination with superior vines, expresses the wine excellence of Tuscany in the bottle.
In these hills, where Il Ciliegio leads 100 hectares of land of which almost 50 of specialized vineyards and about 15 of intensive olive groves, wine and oil of great value are produced, superior for their organoleptic characteristics.
The vines grow luxuriantly in this environment: they meet the stone, ideal for the Chianti vines.
The texture of the medium-textured soil, with a balanced combination of clay, silt and sand, moderately calcareous on the surface, ensures good drainage. The water filters without stagnating, leaving the roots of the vine moist. The Mediterranean climate, with little rain in summer, abundant in autumn and winter, the right location of the vineyards between the North West and the South East, are the other winning elements to make wine production excellent.
Intuition and right strategies convinced Il Ciliegio that to grow it was necessary to respect the right times.
A rule that always applies in this company, and so each vineyard has its own identity and a particular history.
The organization of the vineyards satisfies the quality of the yields. Good practices advise not to ask too much of the oldest systems; the densities go up for the more recent ones where a Guyot and cordon spur unilateral training system is carried out.
But the company philosophy and commitment are the same: The will and commitment to produce quality wines.