For Pellegrini, respecting Petrognano’s identity and history
means focusing not only on its local wines, namely Sangiovese,
Trebbiano Toscano and Canaiolo, but also adapting the vineyard’s
activities to its different microclimates.
It has deep-running medium-texture soils with different exposure
levels, and they are surrounded by hills with altitude ranges of
180–250 m. The biodiversity of the company’s microclimates and
the varying vine ages create a rich ecosystem that makes for the
wines’ stylised personalities.
The company has chosen to place its faith in these three varietals
because they have the ability to best express the area’s wine-making
potential: Sangiovese, the symbol of Italian viticulture and the base
of Tuscan reds, and Canaiolo and Trebbiano Toscano, which are
inextricably linked to the region’s authenticity and flavour.
So-called international varietals have been eradicated in favour of
new clones and massal selections of local varietals, save for 2 hectares
divided between Merlot and Syrah. This choice was a result of the
unique features that these wines have produced over the years.