Terroir and Winemaking Knowledge at Sant’Agnese
Sant’Agnese is a small family winery located in Piombino on the Tuscan coast. It is in a particular place in the middle of a very windy area surrounded by hills on all sides that help in the cultivation of their high-quality vines. The parcels of land mainly grow olive trees and vines. They start pruning late, allowing the vines to bud late when the weather is mild and less rainy. The workers are in the vineyards every day, checking the vines for something wrong. They can control diseases from spreading and ensure high-quality production of grapes.
Sustainability in the Vineyard of Sant’Agnese
The winemakers do much of the work themselves, from harvesting to processing. They take care of every little detail to maintain the quality of their wines. The grapes start ripening and change color in September when the season is already getting fresh, ensuring proper wine maturation and giving them long-lasting flavors and great potential. The winery grows Vermentino, Merlot, and Sangiovese Grosso. Wines are aged in French oak barrels to attain perfect oak aromas and complexity.
The winery is not entirely organic but is sustainable, and the government knows its way of cultivation as ‘Agricoltura Integreta.’
The Success of the Winery
The winemakers are starting to combine modern techniques with their traditional methods. It has led their wines to get high ratings in Italian and International wine magazines. As a result, their wines are now present in international markets and are among the most valued wines of the Tuscan region.