For our finest IGT wines and for those that require ageing, the grapes are picked exclusively by hand, with careful quality selection in the vineyard, and the individual grape varieties selected according to the desired wines. Harvesting machines are utilised for the other vineyards, since they can ensure a harvest with a uniform level of ripeness, an important consideration for vineyards of considerable size, such as those in the Chianti and Chianti Colli Fiorentini zones
Innovation in the vineyards
San Vito re-planted its vineyards with the best clones of sangiovese and introduced varieties such as merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay as well in order to further enrich the bouquet of the wines. Over the years, the spurred cordon method of vine training has replaced the older Guyot system, allowing the adoption of more modern vineyard management practices.