Macchion Dei Lupi
Age of Vines
15 & 40 years old
schist volcanic, sandy
In 2003, Carlo purchased and planted 2ha of land in the hills of the Tuscan Maremma near the mediaval town of Surreveto. His dream began in 2005 with his winery Macchion dei Lupi where he works with and manually harvests a beautiful land of extreme soil types and slopes.
Today, he farms 4.5ha of vines and also olive trees that are certified organic and follows biodynamic principles. Carlo grows Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ansonica, and Trebbiano. There are 2 types of soils; sandy and volcanic rocks and schist which translates to very aromatic wines and saline. Harvest is done manually.
The vinifications are all done with indigenous yeasts and the wines are never fined or filtered. Only a small amount of SO2 is added at bottling. Total production is on average 20,000 bottles.