The Vineyards

    Ercolanis personally oversee the 14 hectares of vineyards located in different production areas of the poliziano territory. The diversity of altitudes, exposure to the sun and the morphology of the land give each wine its own recognizable identity. Amongst the variety of grapes grown stand Sangiovese, black canaiolo, mammolo, colorino, ciliegiolo and the blackthorn which are fundamental for the vinification of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

    White malvasia, white trebbiano, grechetto are intended for the production of Montepulciano Vin Santo DOC. Cultivating native grape varieties is synonymous with careful protection of the territory and guarantee of the uniqueness of the final product. Vines from the 50s and 60s of the last century have been recovered and set back to maximum productivity through rejuvenation actions. Family Ercolani’s one is a choice of respect for the land and its traditions, a choice carried out with agronomic works designed to keep intact all the original old vines, such as those found in the vineyard of Podere Apostoli. About 6 hectares of new vineyards have been introduced over the years 1999-2002.

    Activities

    In autumn the harvest and the subsequent stages of the crushing of the grapes and wine making look evocative and engaging. Guided tours of the vineyards, the winery and the historical wineries of aging can be arranged for small and large groups throughout the year.