One of the best kept secrets in Montalcino lies in the small estate of San Lorenzo, a stone’s throw away from the famous estate of Soldera in the south-western area of Prata. It is here where 5th generation farmer Luciano Ciolfi crafts his enchanting wines from a small 5 hectare plot of land. Utilizing the skills and techniques of his father and great grandfathers before him, Luciano has stayed on the traditional path, making pure wines that are a direct reflection of the terroir and vintage.
Given the change in climate and temperatures over the past few decades, many locals would agree that his area of Montalcino is the future of the region given the elevation, at 500 meters, rich soil and overall aspect of the land. With a location 150 meters higher than Montosoli, the wines from this area maintain superb acidity and revolve more around elegance and finesse rather than power and punch. Luciano produces a classic style Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino and in exceptional vintages he releases a dreamy Riserva. Luciano only utilizes stainless steel, large botti and old barriques for his wines, allowing the elegance to shine through.