Giovanni Dubini runs his family estate with a firm but light touch, conscious of his role as a guardian of the soil, as much as its owner. A long history makes it clear that we are all stewards rather than heirs. The name of the estate refers to a 13th century palazzo that still stands on a hill at the heart of the property. Today converted to a spectacular guesthouse, it originally fulfilled the same role for prelates and other worthies on their way to medieval Rome.

The wines are a happy blend of traditional taste and a modicum of modern technique (refrigerated tanks). They are balanced and fresh, beautiful on their own, but really destined for the table.