In 1998 purchased by Fabio Chiarelotto, Montepeloso has been already among the regions most refined wineries. Chiarelotto could have rested on that reputation, but he felt that as the vines and been planted and trained, the site would never reach its full potential. And so he spent years reshaping the vineyards. For eight long years, Chiarelotto painstakingly reshaped the estate's vineyards. With each vintage, he experimented with blends and techniques that would harness the latent power provided by the terroir, but temper it so that the terroir could fully express itself.