Very warm and dry year. All phenological phases from budbreak to ripeness occurred 1 week early compared to the previous vintages. The growing season experienced scarce rains and high temperatures, especially in July (July was the hottest month in the recorded history of the winery subjected vineyards to high hydric stress that was controlled by drip irrigation. Grapes at the time of harvest were healthy and perfectly ripe. The harvest began earlier than previous vintages.
Density: 3,886 vines/ac
The family selection of our best Barriques.
Prelius was the ancient Maremma Toscana, an ancient salty lake where the Etruscans first and the Romans later used to produce salt and breed fishes. The floods of the Ombrone river have filled the Prelius lake and created the fertile soil of the Maremma Toscana. Here is where the Benedictine Monks have established their Abbey and started to grow grapes, more precisely in the district of Prile, the modern name of Prelius exactly where we grow our vines.