This is the first step towards realizing our dream of producing “virgin” wines.
PURO is created from 100% Sangiovese grapes, vinified in stainless steel and without added sulfites. Sulphur, as an antioxidant and antibacterial agent, is replaced with physical and non-chemical means, such as low storage temperatures, frequent dissolved oxygen inspections and appropriate filtration to ensure the wine remains microbiologically pure.
We particularly remember 2011 for its two-part August. The first 15 days were relatively cool with days not exceeding 30°C and cold nights. On the other hand, the second half of August was sunnier and more powerful, allowing the grape varieties, particularly Sangiovese, to develop healthy, mature bunches that were concentrated and rich in polyphenols.
Overall, the winter was cold with temperatures below 0°C and accompanied by snowfall. The spring was also cool, notably due to frequent rainfall, which fed the water table and thus supplied the vineyards with water during the veraison phase in the summer. This summer period was also very hot and dry with temperatures exceeding 35°C so our vines, well rooted in the soil, were able to draw on the freshly filled water tables.
17 850 bottles produced
The 2013 vintage was impacted by a harsh winter with alternating sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfalls. The spring was cool and rainy. However, despite a cool summer overall compared to previous seasons, a few heat spikes boosted the Sangiovese veraison period. Finally, the fluctuations in daytime and night-time temperatures favoured a progressive ripening phase.
In 2014, the relatively warm winter weather and the mild spring were the triggers for an early budding phase. However, the rainfall spread throughout the winter period rebalanced the vegetative cycle to allow the summer to accomplish its task gently: veraison. Thus, the bunches were able to mature progressively for an optimal harvest.
The winter of 2015 came later in our region, thus slowing down the vegetative awakening of the vines and the crying period by about ten days. Spring came at the right time, offering the vineyards a flowering period punctuated by sunny days and some rainfall. Finally, the long summer, with high temperatures exceeding 30°C and ideal climatic conditions, gave our grapes an ideal ripening.
61,199 bottles produced
The 2016 vintage is a great year that the winegrowers of our region still remember. In addition to having benefited from a late spring, it was mainly the abundant rainfall during the flowering period that contributed to the success of this season. Then, the warm and sunny summer allowed the grape varieties to ripen earlier for an optimal harvest and in particular a Sangiovese harvest of exceptional quality.
109,987 bottles produced
In our region, the 2017 vintage is known to have been an early year. After a mild and dry winter, the early bud break and spring showers allowed the flowering phase to start earlier than in previous years. Thanks to a hot, dry summer, the ripe, polyphenol-rich grapes could be harvested at the end of August.
The winter was cold, with alternating rain and snow, followed by a spring punctuated by periods of sunshine and rain. However, spring temperatures were maintained at high levels allowing the seasonal nature of the phenological stages to be respected. Finally, the summer of 2018 recorded high temperatures triggering thunderstorms in the second part of August. This was ultimately beneficial for the ripening phase.
Nose: complex, ripe fruit
Palate: strawberry notes and nice freshness
After a rather cold winter characterised by little rainfall, the budburst of the vines took place around the first week of April. The spring months, marked by temperatures below the seasonal average, led to a slowdown in bud growth, delaying all other phenological stages. Ripening of the grapes was late compared to the average of recent years and benefited from excellent weather conditions and good thermal amplitudes allowing the grapes to slowly load themselves with sugars and polyphenolic compounds in the autumn.
Nose: black fruits
Palate: balanced and fresh
With a mild winter, vine budding was rather early. The sunny but cool month of April encouraged the growth of the grape varieties in a dry environment. Then, the bright and windy spring favoured the good development of the setting period. Finally, at the end of August, the grapes were able to ripen progressively.
Indeed, the Sangiovese grapes, which had reached maturity and were gorged in the first days of September, made it possible to start harvesting at the same time.
“The Puro wines are natural wines with no added sulfites. They demonstrate our ability to go beyond enological standards and to create innovative wines without compromising on quality. These wines are produced seriously but don’t take themselves seriously.”
"These wines perfectly reflect the features of the Chianti Rufina terroir. They are very important for us. They are the expression of what a Tuscan wine should be."
Our “Prestige” wines are wines deriving from our oldest vines, long-keeping wines, perfect for marking milestone moments or for celebrating life’s little pleasures.
“Surprising wines which will awaken your tastebuds and provide a perfect and joyful partner for deserts, aperitifs and festive feasts.”
The HERITAGE collection is an invitation to discover our history and our exceptional nectars to savor with each emblematic and unique vintage, bestowed with its own personality. A very limited release, each bottle is individually numbered and personally signed by the person recounts. We wish you an excellent journey in our company.
Oils of excellence for all tastes. Our three different oils all have the same nutritional qualities and only their taste varies depending on when the olives were harvested and pressed.
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