The Romitorio vineyards, abandoned for decades, were replanted with courage and far-sightedness by Sandro Chia in the second half of the eighties. The Romitorio landscape, on which very few would have wagered, was a wild area of Montalcino characterized by a microclimate with slopes that received less sun and where average temperatures were colder than the rest of the appellation. Located in the northwest of Montalcino, the Romitorio vineyards surround the Castle on a hill that, coming down from Monte Amiato towards Siena, runs parallel with the Montalcino slopes. They are small plots of land among hectares of virgin woods, interspersed with ponds and streams of crystal clear water. A completely unspoilt landscape with galestro, clay and albarese soils, from which fossils and shells emerge, evidence of an ancient coastal seabed. The wines produced here are fresh and fruity, incredibly fragrant, moderately alcoholic and of unequalled refinement, with a salty note and a dynamic, vivacious character.