Born as a cereal company for the production of legumes and forage, Citille di Sopra, also became a winery in the late 90s by the will of Fabio, who today produces Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, grappa and olive oil, according to those good teachings and the common sense that his father passed on to him, with an eye to environmental sustainability.
Strategically located between Montalcino, San Giovanni d' Asso and San Quirico d'Orcia, Citille di Sopra has climatic and territorial characteristics that make it an ideal place for agricultural production. The spurred cordon system of the vineyards makes processing easier, also allowing to obtain a wine that is destined for the production of Brunello di Montalcino.
A story that began in 1957 when Fabio's grandfather and father started the cultivation of cereals and fodder. Fabio's entry into the company introduces the cultivation of vines for the production of Brunello. In 2001 the underground cellar was built, expanded in 2020, together with a tasting room for the promotion of the company products.
Located on a crest, in a strategic position between Montalcino, San Giovanni d'Asso and San Quirico d'Orcia, Citille di Sopra, enjoys a privileged view of the Montalcino hill and the surrounding area.
The rare presence of fog and frost, and constant ventilation, ensure good protection
from any plant diseases, minimizing the need for phytosanitary treatments.
The medium clayey soil, rich in limestone and with large tuffaceous areas, is ideal
for the cultivation of cereals, fodder and vines. The crop alternation also allows
the cultivation of grain intended for the production of flour.
A tradition, that of cereal cultivation that comes from afar, when in 1957 Fabio's grandfather and father bought the farm. The consolidation of the activity led to the expansion of the company up to an area of 105 hectares planted with cereals, vines and olive trees.
Handed over the company to his son Fabio, the wine business joins the experience in the cereal field. Today the company has 80 hectares dedicated to cereals and extra virgin olive oil, 7 hectares of vineyards for the production of Brunello and a cellar with a tasting room.
The company has always tried to respect the environment by making the most of the waste produced in the various processes. Since 2012 the company has been self-sufficient in terms of electricity production and uses pruning waste for the production of hot water and heating.
All processes are carried out with company machinery, from soil preparation to sowing, up to harvesting. Everything is designed with a view to sustainability and optimization of individual processes to maximum quality.
Conceived to facilitate all internal processing, the grapes are carefully controlled in all their transformation phases. The cellar is continuously monitored in its temperature and humidity parameters, to ensure the highest quality.
A place designed to live a complete experience. An opportunity to taste wines accompanied by traditional Tuscan dishes, all made in our professional kitchen, with the company's products and flavours of our land, expertly reworked by Fabio.