Before launching his own estate, Guido Guardigli was a respected winemaker and cellar-master at some of the finest addresses in Umbria and Tuscany. In the 1990s, approaching conventional retirement age, he purchased an existing farm and olive grove, though it only comprised 1.5 hectares under vine. This allowed Guardigli to carefully plant a model vineyard of 15 hectares – including 7ha of Sagrantino, 4ha of Sangiovese and 2ha of Trebbiano Spoletino – on south, southwest facing slopes at an elevation between 300 and 350m. At the same time, he built a technically equipped winery to vinify his wine under ideal conditions. Though the estate is very much a modern concern, the cantina echoes the local architecture and was created as a respectful advancement of local tradition.