To express this terrior to the fullest with new and exciting grape varieties. La Mozza consists of 36 hectares (90 acres) and lies in the Southwest corner of Tuscany’s Maremma, a dozen kilometres from the sea and 45 minutes Southwest of Montalcino. This area is much drier than the fog-draped hills of central Tuscany. The lack of morning mist means the grapes start ripening at sunrise, and are sun-drenched until sunset. Rain is scarce as the Island of Elba off the coast acts as a windbreak, shifting eastbound moisture to the north and south. Here hot-climate varieties like Syrah and Alicante thrive, and the acidic edge of Sangiovese has mutated into Morellino’s lush cherry fruit.