The name Podere Salicutti comes from a stream on the southern boundary of the property. The farm with this name is already mentioned in a land map of the beginning of the 19th century that was smaller in size than the current building. It is a typical shareholder farm made of stone, found in the surrounding fields, with simple spontaneous peasant farmer architecture, with its stables and storerooms on the ground floor and bedrooms on the first floor. Towards the end of the 80s Francesco Leanza lived and worked as a chemical engineer in Rome. After a few years of frequenting Montalcino he had the luck of coming across this rather singular property (part of a vast landed estate that was being partially split up and sold in 1990’s). The whole farm seemed to be suspended in a ‘timeless’ dimension. The position, the view and the surrounding landscape struck him with “stunning beauty”. Francesco beliefs are simple: He has an Appreciation of Sangiovese in its purity and thus a maximum commitment to the quality of grapes and to the choice of wood and containers for aging. The choice of the best quality French oak and containers of the right capacity, is essential for obtaining balance and elegance in the wines. This is the reason for having barrels and casks of varying capacities. In addition, he also has an appreciation of the character of each vineyard. Every vineyard is vinified separately, a choice that emphasizes individuality and diversity in the making of each wine.
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