It’s Montecalvi’s intimate size that lies behind the success of our three wines. We know our vineyards like the back of our hand, helping us to tend to each, row by row, vine by vine, bunch by bunch. It is the only way we can ensure that, by the time harvest comes around, the grapes arriving in our cellar are the very best the year can bring.
Whilst our main focus is on Sangiovese, we dedicate the same amount of care to our other principal varieties, Canaiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon, and as such, all are harvested, fermented and aged separately. In this way we nurture the distinct character of each variety so that, when we finally make our blends, they become much more than a mere sum of their parts.
Our wines have very little added and nothing taken away. Winemaking pared down to a minimum. As a result, we’re rewarded with wines that show great depth, elegance and, most important of all, an unmistakable sense of place.
We have three principal vineyards, and each of our three wines comes from a single vineyard.
Our Le Terrazze vineyard was planted on dry stonewall terraces in 1932. It was planted predominantly to Sangiovese but with a little Canaiolo, and now represents one of the oldest vineyards in Tuscany.
Montecalvi, planted in 1991 to Sangiovese (R23). This produces our Chianti Classico.
San Piero, planted in 2001 to Cabernet Sauvignon, with a little Merlot and Syrah. It is from this vineyard that we make our San Piero.