The Red Wine at Podere del Leone is produced with San
Giovese and Cabernet grapes; it is IGT Toscano wine and from
We take care of our grapes and vines during the year. In the
winter time we prune the plants, we repaire the vineyards, we dig
the ground; in the spring time, when everything is blooming, we
tie the grape plants (we only use vegetal material to do this:
salcio rosso, it grows in the farm as well); in the summer time we
spray sometimes the grapes to preserve them and ...finally at the
end of September we have the Harvest Time!! It is generally a very
joyfull time: a lot of friends working together to collect all the
grapes and then a big lunch for the "workers"...
The wine making process starts after the harvest of the grapes. We
keep our wine for one year at least before selling it: we think
that our wine develops completely and comes to its best taste and
quality not before one year. That's why we're now offering the
year 2006 production.