In 1984, San Felice purchased Campogiovanni, located in Montalcino. The estate’s 49 acres of vineyards are planted entirely to Sangiovese, with 35 dedicated to Brunello and 14 to Rosso. Some vines were already present when the property was purchased, but many more were planted during the 1980s. The vineyards are located at an elevation of 820-984 feet with a south-southwest aspect. This position allows it to benefit from the mild breezes that come in from the Mediterranean, which keeps the humidity from accumulating. The vines are planted on medium textured, largely silty sand with some clay, on sandstone and calcareous marl. The terroir provides a steady, yet slow-paced ripening, which is favorable to producing vines of significant qualitative integrity. The wines of Campogiovanni are produced with the intent of allowing the wines to express all their potential.
Distinctly ripe red cherry and spicy plum aromas are lifted by fresh herbs and licorice. Fleshy and dense, with super-ripe lingering flavors of balsamic dark cherry and licorice. This has just enough balance and poise to avoid coming across as over the top.