Salco means the willow tree in the ancient Tuscan language, an important plant for wine territories throughout history as its branches were used to bind and tie vines. Salcheto is the name of the stream, which springs at the foot of the town of Montepulciano and winds through a valley where willows abounded. This stream is the boundary of our organic and biodynamic estate, rooted in the historic district of Vino Nobile, in the southeast of the Siena province of Tuscany. The willow tree, a species that we continue to replant at the winery, also contributes to the winery’s energy independence, is today prominently represented in our logo as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.
More than thirty years after its inception, the company expresses itself through an innovative image that reflects its path and the goals achieved: terroir and sangiovese oriented wines focused on drinkability and aromatic accuracy, with winemaking that is sulfite free and uses indigenous yeasts, with the wines in the new "Obvius" label, Red, Rosé, White and Gold Yellow made of grapes only; an “off-grid” cellar (energy independent) and an integrated environmental estate management model (GHG, Water, Biodiversity) which has achieved world premiere in indexing of Carbon and Water Footprint; a newly designed bottle, the “Bordolese Toscanella”, whose elegant shape is reminiscent of the ancient history of Tuscan wine, while also being the lightest and most ecological bottle available on the market. This journey culminates where it was born, into Salco, the name of the estate most mature vineyard and a symbol of Salcheto’s wines excellence with its Sangiovese “cru”.