La Palazzetta is a small family-run winery, with 18 hectares of vineyards, situated on the south-eastern edge of Montalcino in Castelnuovo dell'Abate. Cultivating his vineyards organically, Flavio Fanti is a traditionalist with a modern edge. While only utilizing large Slovenian and French oak for his Brunello, he uses various sized barrique for his Rosso to create a wine that is characteristic of Sangiovese Grosso, but incredibly approachable upon release. Flavio makes Brunelli that are big in structure, powerful and pure. Staying true to Tuscany, he favors Sangiovese while avoiding international varieties.