Campanino is a mountain sanctuary high in the central mountains of Umbria. This refuge was founded over 30 years ago by the Baroni Campanino and created as a mountain reserve deep in isolation amongst the highest peaks of the Apennine range. Vines were planted largely on un-grafted, piedi franco rootstock on several extremely steep vineyard plots that now total some 4.5 hectares total. These are the highest elevation vineyards in Umbria, siting at 800-900 meters above sea level. A full biodynamic regime is used throughout the vineyards as at these altitudes any grape will struggle to ripen and frost/hail pressure is extreme. Soils are intensely laced with silex and quartz with dense clay laying over deep granite some 10 meters down. The 'winery' is little more then a bunker on the top of a mountain. Here the grapes are harvested, de-stemmed, vinified without temperature control or sulfur before fermenting and aging in cement and glass demijohn. The wines are bottled by hand with no sulfur additions often after one racking in early Spring.