We are deeply proud of our ‘Sangiovese’ grapes.
“Sangiovese is to Italy what Cabernet is to France: they are wines that express a viticultural and vinicultural identity of a country”. (Giacomo Tachis)
It is believed that the famous grapes were already well known more than 2000 years ago and that they were used by the Etruscans to produce wine. Even the origin of the name Sangiovese is uncertain as there are multiple hypotheses about it: some attribute it to Saint John (in Italian San Giovanni), others to the local dialects (from ‘San Giovannina’, premature grapes, given its early germination), while others swear that it derives from Jupiter’s blood (in Latin, Sanguis Jovis).
Sangiovese are the predominant grapes in Casa al Vento’s wines.
In Casa al Vento the planting layouts are all set according to the Chiantigiano model, the number of the stumps can vary from 5000 to 6000 per hectare. The vine training technique is the prune-spur, which is consistently kept under control through the thinning of the grapes, which enables the production of 1 kg of grapes per stump (70 quintals of grapes per hectare).
The attention to the terroir influenced Francesco’s choice to invest in his enthusiasm and passion for the land in order to glorify Casa al Vento’s wines all over the world.
Every year’s harvest increases our knowledge leading to the improvement of our wine.