The grapes to produce the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Palazzo are hand-picked with selection in the vineyard. Vinification takes place in 40/50 hl stainless steel tanks; maceration of about 18/20 days to one constantly controlled temperature of 30C. The wine ages 36 months in 20 / 25Hl oak barrels and barriques.
It was 1983 when Cosimo Loia bought the “Palazzo” estate, which bore the same surname as his wife Antonietta, by pure coincidence or by a curious sign of destiny. In 1986 together with their children they began the production of wine. The company practices “Integrated Agriculture” using only organic fertilizers and pesticides for organic cultivation. The soils have layers of original rocks, in particular marl, rich in limestone and clayey soil. The vineyards, immersed in a splendid panorama, are exposed to the sun from morning until evening, and are well protected from the sea breezes. A strict selection, during the vegetative cycle, allows the grapes to ripen well before being harvested strictly by hand. The Podere, an 18th century farmhouse, has been completely renovated, maintaining the original structure of the Tuscan farmhouses. The cellars and wine-making rooms have been completely modernized.