the 19th and early 20th centuries the Padelletti's appeared among
the richest families in agricultural property. However the vines
have always been grown and cultivated in the "Rigaccini"
estate, notwithstanding the various agricultural properties at their
disposal. "Rigaccini" is a very fertile valley which slopes
down to the feet of Montalcino hill, on the east side from the Fortress,
behind which every evening from the vines one can watch the sunset.
It is a land rich with water: rising from the soil and, in the course
of millenniums, depositing in the soil volcanic debris and cinders
which derive from ancient eruptions of Monte Amiata adding richness
to the soil and consequently to the wine with an aroma and strength
wich would be difficult to findelsewhere. From
about 6 hectares of vineyard put aside for Brunello of Montalcino
D.O.C.G., and therefore from 480 quintals of grapes, only 100 quintals
is chosen, for a maximum production of 7.000/8.000 bottles, destinated
to a selected public who appreciate quality wine.
The ageing process
follows ancient traditions and processes unaffected by modern technology
processes. The wine is aged in barrels made from Slavonic wood,
each containing 25/30 quintals, controlled on a daily basis for
years. Also our cellars are maintained in the traditional manner
with regard to the culture and tradition of Montalcino and the family:
which continue to remain under the Padelletti family house, in Padelletti
street, where many generations of the family have lived, above the
walls of the city which the architect Giovanni Padelletti constructed
and defended against the Spanish invaders. The result is a strong
Brunello, ancient, generous in aroma and taste, of an intense colour
and which provokes vivid emotions to whom desires to taste together
with a good wine some history and culture of Montalcino.