This estate lies between Montepulciano and Montefollonico and consists of about 32 hectares of which 12 are specialised vineyards. Situated between 330 and 350 metres above sea level on medium-textured clay soils of Pliocene origin. The cellar buildings, dating back to end of the 13th century, are in the small, well-preserved medieval town of Montefollonico.
This wine spends 6 months maturing in oak before being released to the market.
Made from Prugnolo Gentile, Canaiolo Nero and Mammolo grapes, it is bright ruby in colour with an intense bouquet and dry flavour. The Rosso di Montepulciano has plummy warmth and the reassurance of a well-kept barnyard. Notes of saddle leather and wild rose assail the nose, the palate is sweet, soft and gently spicy, and the finish suggests beeswax on old wood. The UK importers state that if you are a sanitary modernist you’ll run a mile, but if you enjoy a truffle up each nostril this will be your bag of earth! We'd rather match it up with a roasted leg of lamb studded with garlic cloves and rosemary!