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Campaccio IGT: 40% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Merlot. The grapes come from the Chianti Classico property and Maremma (Il Tesoro) property. The vineyards located in the Chianti Classico property faces southwest with an altitude of 650-850 feet above sea level. The calcareous soil dates back to the Cretaceous period, and the substrata is composed of sand and clay. The vineyards located in the Il Tesoro property also face southwest but have an altitude of 1,150-1,300 feet above sea level. The soil in Il Tesoro is clay loam. The wine ages 12 months in French and American oak barriques (300-liters) followed by 12 months in the bottle. Lively ruby color with notes of blackberries, cacao, and roasted almond. Balanced and harmonious on the palate with an excellent structure.

Campaccio Riserva Collezione IGT: 40% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Merlot. The Riserva uses the same blend as Campaccio, but uses different clones and crus. The vineyards located in the Chianti Classico property face southwest and have an altitude of 650-850 feet above sea level. The soil is calcareous dating back to the Cretaceous period, and the substrate is composed of sand and clay. The vineyards located in the Il Tesoro property also face southwest but have an altitude of 1,150-1,300 feet above sea level. The soil in Il Tesoro is clay loam. The Reserve ages 24 months in French and American oak barriques (300-liters) followed by 12 months in the bottle. Intense and deep ruby red, with garnet reflections and notes of red fruits, vanilla, and licorice. A three-dimensional wine with excellent body and elegance.

Chianti Classico Riserva "Croce" DOCG: 100% Sangiovese from the Chianti Classico property. The vines are 15-20 years old with some younger vines around eight years old. The vineyards face southwest and have an altitude of 650-1,650 feet above sea level. The soil is calcareous dating back to the Cretaceous period and the substrata is composed of sand and clay. The wine ages for 15 months in Slavonian oak barrels (50-hl) followed by an additional six months of bottle aging. Brilliant ruby red with light purple reflections and notes of Marasca cherry, plum, vanilla, and licorice. Balanced and harmonious on the palate with excellent structure.

Grappa "La Bomba": Made with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot marcs from Terrabianca. The grappa is aged three months in Cherrywood. The grappa is transparent with a faint straw yellow hue, wonderful floral notes and hints of ripe fruit. A dry, light and slightly oily finish.