The basis of success of Tuscan wines is the indigenous Sangiovese vine. It produces the great Chianti Classico wines, but also Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Carmignano or Morellino.

It is therefore the philosophy of Castello di Lucignano to maximize the great potential of this classical Sangiovese vine and its modern clones, without neglecting the traditions of the Chianti Classico region.

To this end, the estate has so far planted 8 hectares (of a total of 16 ha) of new Sangiovese clones, which have been selected by the Chianti Classico Consortium after years of trials to reinforce the structure and fruit notes of the Chianti Classico wines. To further improve the quality of its wines, Castello di Lucignano reduces the yields of the vines by as much as 50 % of the allowed quantities per hectare and employs only traditional methods of harvesting: grapes are exclusively picked by hand, transported in small crates to the wine-cellar, where they are subjected to a final selection on a conveyor-belt, in order to insure that only the best and healthy grapes are used for the production of Castello di Lucignano wines.

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