Fattoria La Fiorita was started in 1992 by Roberto Cipresso, and two partners. Their first vineyard was approximately 0.5 hectare and produced only 1000 bottles. Working in the cellar of an 18th century building that was formerly an olive mill in the centre of Castelnuovo dell’ Abate, the first vintage was 1993.
In the years that followed, two vineyards were added – Poggio al Sole (4 ha) and Pian Bossolino (3.1 ha) – increasing production to 25,000 bottles of normale and Riserva. Poggio al Sole is south-facing, at an altitude of 150m, with Tuff-clay soil, while Pian Bossolino is southeast-facing, at an altitude of 350m, with primarily galestro soil. Typically the Riserva wines come from the Pian Bossolino vineyard, and the normale from both vineyards. Steps are currently underway to secure organic certification for these vineyards.
In 2011, Natalie Oliveros assumed ownership of the winery and the investment of capital allowed for a new cellar and state of the art winemaking equipment. A new vineyard was added on the western side of Montalcino – Podere Giardinello – which will influence future production. Construction has begun on the new winery which opened in time for the 2019 harvest.
The philosophy of Natalie and the La Fiorita team is to produce Brunello that is an expression of the estate’s terroir – starting in the vineyards, with agricultural operations finely tuned to the characteristics of each vineyard and that of the vintage itself, through to the cellar with procedures that respect the specific conditions of the grapes.