The beautiful golden bunches of grapes, lying on reeds during the winter, are a pleasant sight for all Tuscan people and the best way to prepare a good Vinsanto. Pulcinculo (Grechetto) and Trebbiano bunches are handpicked and they are spread upon the reeds. At Fattoria del Cerro the grapes are placed to wither in the loft of the ”Podere Argiano”. It is a place with a good ventilation and perfect humidity levels that allow the grapes to be well preserved until January/ February, the period of the winepressing. Kegs preserve Vinsanto at least for three years (they are never opened), to generate those flavours and aromas that no other dessert wines can develop. This is the magic mystery of Vinsanto, something that captures and frightens at the same time oenologists and wine specialists.
Fattoria del Cerro, with its 93 hectares of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano vineyards recorded in the register, is the largest private estate producing Vino Nobile. The spaciousness and the different exposition of the vineyards allow selecting the best grapes to make high quality wines. Prugnolo Gentile, the grape behind Nobile di Montepulciano, is the clone of Sangiovese, typical of this area, and which, over the course of the centuries, has adapted itself to local growing conditions. Vino Nobile is produced in three different versions: the regular wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G., the Riserva Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva D.O.C.G., and the single vineyard selection Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ”Antica Chiusina” D.O.C.G..
Saiagricola is the agricultural investment company of Unipol Insurance Company. This definition is of course correct, but it does not give sufficient merit to all the human resources that contributed to make it a reality and to become what it is today. As a matter of fact, since the beginning (1978), its main richness as been its human resources level; a young dynamic management team leading a group of people, where everyone on his own behalf works with a commitment to the top quality target that the group has decided to follow and achieve. For this reason in just a few decades, Saiagricola has become a prestigious agricultural company as well as a point of reference at national level in several product sectors. The recognition that the Italian and foreign press attributed to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano by Fattoria del Cerro, Brunello di Montalcino by La Poderina, Sagrantino di Montefalco by Colpetrone, Vermentino and Val di Cornia by Monterufoli , Barbera and Moscato d’Asti by Tenuta dell’Arbiola , is the result of the commitment of people employed there. It is this personal commitment to reach common goals that explains the strong connection between Saiagricola and its business partners. All the farms of the group have always been fully reliable and has shown consistent quality in serving consumers. Agriculture is approached at the highest level and every farm becomes qualified through investigation and development of peculiar characteristics. Saiagricola, therefore, may not be considered as a company that just make financial and real estate investments, but it is committed to achieve goal of producing just top quality products. There are not so many national companies that can boast of 5000 ha of land in three different regions, located in the most prestigious areas for the products presented; it is not common to produce ”only” one million bottles of the highest level wine from 270 ha of vineyards. Next pages can only introduce present products creating the desire to discover them better, directly. Saiagricola is happy to welcome those who want to visit the farms of the group and to meet the people who support its success.
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