Overlooking Villa Larniano stands the vigneto Larniano which is composed of a single hectare vineyard planted in 1972 resulting the oldest parcel of the estate planted under the supervision of Ezio Morfini.
The yield from this parcel of 50 years old is naturally low and the grapes acquire complexity and concentration that only wines with such an age could reach.
The layout of the vineyard rows is of vital importance. In the Larniano plot the rows are planted perpendicular to the direction of maximum slope in order to allow the summer rains to penetrate slowly into the soil, rather than run off violently.
Chianti Riserva Larniano is composed only by the finest Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino grapes carefully selected from the Larniano plot. After the malolactic fermentation in concrete vats the wine is aged for 18 months in premium Hungarian barrels.
The production of this Riserva is very limited, around 1800 bottles, selecting only the finest grapes of the most qualitative and historical Sangiovese based estate parcel.