Located on the north side of Montalcino, the Le Chiuse estate lies on the hillside of Montosoli. The vineyards—situated on the north/northeast side of the hill at 1,000 feet above sea level as well as on the southeast slope at 1,600 feet above sea level— benefit from a substantial exposure to sunshine, which yield fresher wines with vibrant acidity. Le Chiuse includes a total of 17 acres of vineyards all planted to Sangiovese Grosso with almost 15 acres designated as Brunello (and Riserva), and the other 2.5 acres designated as Rosso di Montalcino. The entire estate is certified organic by the European Union.
Le Chiuse's Lorenzo Magnelli takes you through the history of the property.