The Sangiovese grape…
When it comes to Tuscan wine, Sangiovese is king. Although the grape appears in many appellations of the region, that doesn’t mean all Tuscan reds taste the same. On the contrary, the region demonstrates just how different Sangiovese can taste from one appellation to the next. Terroir, climate, tradition, blending, and aging all affect the characteristics of Sangiovese wines, leading to endless exploration for Sangio lovers. Vinepair.com
“In the Chianti Classico region, Sangiovese thrives on the highly friable shale-clay soil known as galestro. In the Montalcino region, where there is a high proportion of limestone-based alberese soils alternating with deposits of galestro.”
One of the reasons wine varieties are distinct from each other is the location and the ground where the vines are grown, and in this case, Sienna in the Italian Tuscan region.
When it came to this new vineyard design, the Architects may have considered the impact of a new structure on the 20 hectares of Sangiovese vines and developed an earth sheltered cellar below the natural slopes. The benefit of using earth as a natural insulator for these types of structures, is the ability to control internal environment and ambient temperatures.
Eclecticism, research and mutation are the cornerstones of the Pierattelli Architetture’s work, firm founded in the 80s by Massimo Pierattelli. Each architecture is conceived as a taylor made creation shaped not only around the customer, but also the context in which it is located. Reinterpret the past and imagine the future became ,therefore, the main foundation of works and realizations of Pierattelli Architetture.