Our vineyards are among the finest in the Chianti Classico area, on sandstone/ clay soil at an altitude at 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.
- The Montecalvi vineyard was planted in 1990, mostly to Sangiovese but with Canaiolo and Colorino.
- The San Piero vineyard was planted in 2003, and is exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon.
- The Vigna Nuova was planted in 2006. It is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo.
- Il Frutteto vineyard was planted in 2019, exclusively to Ciliegiolo.
- Le Terrazze, our oldest and finest vineyard, was planted on dry stonewall terraces in 1932, predominantly to Sangiovese, but with a field blend of Canaiolo and Colorino. 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.
Whilst our main focus is on Sangiovese, we dedicate the same amount of care to our other principal varieties, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo 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 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.