Arcanum hails from the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the southeast corner of Chianti Classico. Bordered by the ancient, walled town of San Gusm, not far from Siena, it can trace its roots to the pre-Roman Etruscan civilization. The winery produces three Bordeaux-style blends featuring Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Climbing from 1,000 to 1,500 feet, the estate encompasses 10 different mesoclimates and 12 distinct soil types including galestro, the most prized of Tuscany.
The 200+ acres of vines are broken into 63 small blocks planted to the varieties that best match the terroir.