Ficomontanino is located in Chiusi, in the province of Siena/southern Tuscany, at the border between Lazio and Umbria. You can see distinctively the profiles of the three regions from the highest point of the estate: the flora’s different colors, the air and the sunlight that blend together. Tuscany inspires strength, Umbria the purity of water and Lazio the sense of depth. As these geosensorial messages guide me I try transferring them into our wines. The mountain dominates the Chiana valley, it used to be an island when the valley was a sea at the center of prehistoric Italy. For thousands of years this borderland experienced the cultural influence of different people, the Etruscans and Romans above all, but also the great tradition of the Tuscan grand duchy and of the Papal state, during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. These influences were very strong in agriculture as well, and in a place like this, a sort of gateway or outpost, they blended together creating a melting pot of rural gestures that we rediscovered in the years thanks to local farmers.