Situated below the cellars, in a romantic setting with views extending from Monte Cetona to the nearby Val d'Orcia, the vineyards extend for 10 hectares ( 22 acres ), at 300 metres a.s.l. The soil consists mostly of volcanic tufa, loose and structured, fresh at some depth but dry and barren on the surface.
A very particular microclimate allows a more gradual ripening to take place and a better preservation of the fruity aromas of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir , providing a good base for a sparkling wine .
There are between 2800 and 3000 vines per hectare.
The vines are trained to a spur - pruned cordon and a classical guyot. Pruning is close to the old wood, the shoots having few nodes.
Besides the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the traditional Tuscan vines are grown, the SANGIOVESE and the CHIANTI MALVASIA.
These produce limited quantities of CHIANTI SUPERIORE D.O.C.G. , of SERGAVIO SUPERTUSCAN Red and Tuscan White I.G.T.
Finally, the traditional VINSANTO DEL CHIANTI D.O.C. is produced in limited quantities, but enough for it to be known for its high quality.
Gavioli Cellars exports to various European countries.