In 1962, Primo Pacenti founded Azienda Agricola Canalicchio di Sopra. Situated on the northern side of the Municipality of Montalcino and in the middle of the tourist itinerary of Val d”Orcia, the farm extends for about 60 ha., 15 of which are cultivated with vines and 2 with olive groves.
Three generations currently live here with the common aim of producing quality wines; the generation of the grandfather, Primo Pacenti, who founded the farm and managed it until the 1990s, as well as participating actively in the social life of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino; that of the father Pier Luigi Ripaccioli, who along with his father has undertaken to increase the quality by proposing careful and meticulous work; that of the grandchildren, Simonetta, Marco and Francesco who joined the management in 2001 bringing with them new ideas and new technologies always in respect of ancient methods and customs.
The vines grow in two of the zones with the highest vine growing and wine making vocations in Montalcino: Canalicchio di Sopra and Le Gode di Montosoli. The varied exposure and the geological differences of the soils produce a wide array of Sangiovese grapes. Balance is attained in the wine cellar through the patient work of blending, which always with the purpose of finding the best of examples of both tradition and innovation.