Salvioni’s tiny 4 hectare organic vineyard is located high up in the hills south of Montalcino (in the original Montalcino zone before expansion to lesser areas) and is planted to 5 different clones of Sangiovese. The yields are very low and the fruit is hand-picked and delivered to Giulio’s tiny Montalcino cellar where the wine undergoes long maceration and ageing in traditional Slavonian botte. There are no tricks with the winemaking and the result is a classic style of Brunello with the emphasis on structure, finesse and freshness. Like Soldera, Salvioni is an absolute perfectionist in the vineyards and winery, and has only the highest standards for the wines produced under his label.
All of the grapes that enter the winery are of Brunello standard, however in some years, Salvioni takes one cask and releases it early as Rosso di Montalcino. It's a genuinely great wine, and rivals many other producers’ Brunello. The Salvioni Rosso may be approached young, while the Brunello is resting in your cellar.