Just north of the Abruzzo, nestled in the rolling hills behind the walled city of Ascoli Piceno, lies the estate of Saladini Pilastri. They are one of the oldest families, with a history dating back to the year 1000. They work over 320 hectares of ancient vineyard land in the Marche, following ancient techniques and traditions passed down through the generations. They cultivate Trebbiano, Sangiovese and Montepulciano, as well as a few Rhône rangers, including Viognier and Syrah. Aided by the hot, dry summers, all the vineyards are farmed organically.