Ours is a history tied to the land. My grandfather, Franco, was a farmer before he opened a workshop where he repaired tractors. My father Roberto, who is the real protagonist of the story, bought this farm, Poggiolo, in 1971. There was no cellar, no vines – there was nothing. He planted the first hectares, bought the first concrete tanks and the first Slavonian oak barrels. A few years later, in 1980, the first 4,000 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino, were born, vintage 1975. I took over the business in 1989, when my father died, and have continued to make wine exactly as he would have done.