Il Fortino


The estate is situated on the hillsides in the southern part of the commune of Montalcino and has belonged to the Salvioni family for five generations. The present owner, Maria Grazia Salvioni, has done a great deal to develop its viticultural potential and is personally responsible for the management of the property, aided by just a very few expert colleagues. On some of the estate's farm buildings one can still quite clearly see the ideograph of the Order of the Benedictine Friars of Monte Oliveto, the general headquarters of which (the Monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore) is in the nearby small town of Monte Oliveto, in the commune of Asciano.

Today, the estate has 8 hectares (20 acres) of Sangiovese vineyards for Brunello, 1 ha. (2.5 acres) of Sangiovese destined for making Rosso di Montalcino, and 0.6 ha. (1.5 acres) of Merlot (which goes into the blend of a Sant'Antimo Rosso). New plantings of Brunello and of Merlot are planned (for a total of two hectares), as well as the renewal of 4 hectares (10 acres) of old Brunello vineyards.
The replanting of Sangiovese for Brunello will be carried out with vine stocks specially selected from the estate itself.