Our own vineyard in Contrada Balciana is the origin of this wine.
It is characterised by a small yield per vinestock and differently timed hand-picking. The time of the harvest can change depending on the course of the year and usually takes place from the beginning of November till the middle of the same month. During the grape picking time, extreme care is necessary (small crates) so as not to split the grapes which have reached the correct level of ripeness. This completes the first stage after which the normal techniques (with the exclusive use of stainless steel tanks) are adopted in the winery taking the same care so as not to ruin the preceding work.
The complexity of all these processes means that the yearly production is restricted to about 15.000 bottles.
In particularly disadvantageous years, for example as in 1996, 2002 and 2005, this wine is not produced at all.
After bottling, the wine continues to develop and refine achieving a taste of incomparable finesse.
Balciana is available in (copyrighted) Sartarelli bottles of 750 ml and in borgognotta magnum bottles of 1,5 liter. The magnum bottle is packed in an elegant gift box.