Gianni Massone


Santa 10, Italy

Inheriting his family’s farmland in 2003, Gianni decided to re-plant the vineyards and re-store the vinification methods of his grandparents - these being natural farming methods. This is not his only job, however, as he continues his day-job as an accountant and works the vines early mornings and nights, resulting in a low-production, but of high quality. The soil of the region, along with the careful methods used by the winemaker, brings acidity, elegance, freshness and vitality to the wines.  

Location

Siena, Italy

Appellations

IGT Toscana

Size

8 hectares (1.5 ha of vineyards)

Soils

Tuff and clay

Varieties cultivated

Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Trebbiano, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc

Yields/Annual production

7,500 bottles per year

Farming/Winemaking

Natural farming methods, without using pesticides or chemical additives, without soil fertilization, no added yeasts, or filtering of the wine, without use of electric pumps, low sulfur content, carrying out most of the work manually

 

CUVÉES AVAILABLE ON LA CABANE e-CELLAR

Santa Subito 2014

Credit picture: https://www.rawwine.com/profile/santa10/