Sancaba

Situated high in the hills above San Casciano dei Bagni, in a remote corner of southern Tuscany on the border with Umbria and Lazio, the vineyards of Sancaba benefit from cooler conditions than most of central Italy: constant cool winds from the nearby Apennine mountains, lower median day temperatures due to the high elevation and good temperature excursions between day and night. Here pinot noir finds suitable nordic conditions as well as quick-draining, calcium-rich crumbling soils of galestro and alberese rock which force the roots to dig deep underground and produce mineral rich wines. Depending on vintage conditions, the wines are more or less concentrated, more or less elegant and more or less fruit driven, but always notable for their complex aromas, rich juiciness, and underlying mineral backbone.

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