Written By Donatella Cinelli Colombini for the vine and the cellar
The “Cancello Nero” Vineyard, the best at Fattoria del Colle, is returning to its old glory. A few days ago the grape growers captained by Efisio Luche have planted the poles which will hold the steel wires were the vines will grow.
This is job seems easy but it is not so. In fact the aesthetics want the poles to be well aligned, from whichever angle one is looking at the vineyard. This is only way to give the vine covered hills a harmonious aspect, in that agrees with the surrounding countryside.
That is why positioning the poles takes a team of at least four with an attentive eye. Because, this job is done with few technical aides, mainly using instinct. The Cancello Nero vineyard was replanted last spring with Sangiovese vines and
will give its first yield in 2013.
The density of the vines is 5.500 plants per hectare so as to obtain a little more than one kg of grapes per plant. Here we will produce Chianti and Orcia Doc.
The land is facing south and is positioned over a hard calcareous area which has given us a lot of preparation work
The enormous rock found in the Cancello Nero vine are now positioned in various place around Fattoria del Colle and under the new wellness centre the form an authentic wall.