The Palazzo estate, on the eastern slope of Montalcino, was purchased by the Loia-Palazzo family in 1983. At an altitude of 320 meters above sea level, it covers an area of about 15 hectares, of which 4 hectares are devoted to vineyards and 3 hectares to olive trees. The vineyards have splendid exposure. The entire production, including farming, harvesting, vinification, ageing and marketing is managed by the Loia family. The consulting oenologist is Fabrizio Ciufoli. Montalcino has one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany with the grapes in the area ripening up to a week earlier than in nearby Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti Classico. It is the most arid Tuscan DOCG, receiving an average annual rainfall of around 28 inches (700 mm).