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 covers 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 in terms of 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 low rainfall in summer, abundant rain in autumn and winter, the right location of the vineyards between the North West and South East, are the other winning elements for making wine production excellent.
Intuition and the right strategies convinced Il Ciliegio that in order 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 recommend not asking too much of older plants; the densities rise for the more recent ones where a Guyot and unilateral spurred cordon training system is performed.
Ma la filosofia aziendale e l’impegno sono gli stessi: La volontà e l’impegno di produrre vini di qualità.