Four hectares (10 acres) of vineyards, chosen for their prime position, have been devoted to producing Brunello di Montalcino, with another three hectares (7.5 acres) comprising an olive grove. These vineyards, set in a splendid panorama, are exposed to the sun from dawn to sunset, and are well protected from the sea breezes. A strict selection during vegetation allows the grapes to ripen well before they are individually handpicked. An area inside the old farmhouse was specially created for the aging of the wine. Another structure, totally in keeping with the style of the old farmhouse, has been created for the vinification, bottling, storing and refining of the wine. It has been built partly underground to ensure a prime, constant temperature of 14-16 degrees Celsius (57-61degrees Fahrenheit).