Colle Santa Mustiola
Family property in Chiusi, in the province of Siena that was started in 1912 by Fabio's grand father. Winery owner Fabio Cenni took over the family’s vineyard and cellar in the 1980’s and started studying the Sangiovese plants of his grandfather, preserving and reproducing the best clones. In the 1990’s Fabio planted most of the plots with a large selection of his family’s old vines.
Colle Santa Mustiola stands for an uncompromised commitment to Sangiovese, organic approach to vineyard management and long maturation in the underground cellar.
The property comprises of 12 acres hillside vineyards, 99.9% planted with Sangiovese (10k vines/Ha). Fabio is practicing organic viticulture (manure, “sovescio”, sulfur, copper). 28 different Sangiovese clones (4 pre-phylloxera) are selected and propagated in the late 1980s, early 1990. The soils are mostly sandy (marine Pliocene sediments), rich in pebbles and clay. Climate: tendentiously temperate influenced by the presence of the lakes of Chiusi, Trasimeno and Montepulciano with cold winters and normally mild summers characterized by strong temperature variations between day and night. The underground cellar, built on a former Etruscan site, is naturally climate controlled. The consultant Winemaker is Emiliano Falsini.