Sustainability Report FY 2021

20 We respect our history through sustainable innovation We manage as if we were guardians We preserve value through regeneration We grow by sharing Methodological notes Annex Poggio Casciano is situated in the Tuscan hills a few miles from Florence. The heart of the esta- te is the fourteenth-century Renaissance villa, which is connected to more modern buildings by an underground tunnel, where the barriques rest. In-depth research into soil and climate is conducted on the estate, which has resulted in experimental plantings and new grape varieties aimed at achieving greater resilience and even higher quality. Poggio Casciano is also home to all the hospitali- ty options from Tenute Ruffino Società Agricola. It is the location of the “Locanda Le Tre Rane” Re- staurant, Bottega del Vino and Agriresort. Tours & Tastings are available at Poggio Casciano with guided tours around the cellars that culminate in tasting wines produced on the estate. Castello di Montemasso, the first estate in Tu- scany for Tenute Ruffino S.r.l., with a centu- ries-long history, is located in the Chianti Clas- sico wine region in the municipality of Greve. Sangiovese has always been grown on the esta- te, although agronomic research conducted in re- cent years has revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot also benefit from the perfect condi- tions here. The estate features a pre-existent stone cell where old vintages of the best Ruffino wines are aged. Santedame is located in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti, in the area known as the Chianti Classico “golden basin” (Conca d’Oro), a unique situation where grapes are grown in the smallest bunches of exceptional quality due to the climatic conditions and soil composition. The presence of outstanding olive trees offered the opportunity to produce Chianti Classico DOP 2 extra-virgin olive oil, in accordance with strict regulations.