Salita originates solely from our most precious vineyard, our Grand Cru. The fifteen highest terraces leading up to the winery fit only one to three rows of Sangiovese bush vines and produce a very unique expression of Castagnoli's land.
Grapes are picked by hand in small boxes. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous with natural yeasts in 1 ton vats. The extraction of color and tannins is facilitaed by punching down. Maceration of skins is occuring very delicately: Berries are falling from the destemmer directly into the vats without passing through a pump or tubes, hence remaining intact and crush solely due to the weight of berries themselves. Malolactic fermentation takes place in neutral barriques.