Our vineyards are among the finest in the Chianti Classico area, on sandstone/ clay soil at an altitude of 250 m above sea level and with ideal south/ south-east/ south-west exposures. We farm our vineyards (and all of our estate) organically and sustainably.
Our estate is 10 hectares, with about four hectares under vine (and half a hectare under olives).
- Le Terrazze, our oldest and finest vineyard, was planted on dry stone wall terraces in 1932, predominantly to Sangiovese, but with a field blend of Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Malvasia Nera and Trebbiano. It is one of the oldest vineyards in Tuscany and each of the old, gnarled vines yields only a handful of grapes, thereby concentrating the aromas and characters.
- The Montecalvi vineyard is in three sections. Montecalvi Alto and Basso were planted to Sangiovese in 1990, and Montecalvi Bosco was added in 2006, planted to Sangiovese with Canaiolo and Canina Nera.
- The San Piero vineyard was planted in 2003, and is exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Il Pozzo vineyard was planted in 2019, exclusively to Ciliegiolo.
- La Chiantigiana was planted in 2022, exclusively to Sangiovese (CCL 2000/7 and F9).
Whilst our main focus is on Sangiovese, we dedicate the same amount of care to our other varieties and 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 the sum of their parts.
It is Montecalvi’s intimate size that lies behind the success of our 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. By the time harvest comes around, the grapes arriving in our cellar are the very best that the year can bring.