The limestone clay soil in the Monti in Chianti area and the perfect position of the vineyards are the essential factors that provide depth and elegance to Montebello Toscana igt wine.
For some time the company has been engaged in the study and recovery of the ancient varieties typical of these areas through the cultivation of historic vines: Mammolo , Ciliegiolo , Pugnitello, Colorino, Sanforte, MalvasiaNera, Canaiolo and FogliaTonda.
Indigenous yeasts and natural fermentation allow a harmonious blend of the varieties.
Grape varieties: Mammolo, Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello, Colorino, Sanforte, Malvasia Nera, Canaiolo, Fogliatonda and Sangiovese
Vintage notes: The uncertain spring has led to a reduction of yields. The favorable temperatures in July and September favored a perfect maturation of the grapes. Lower yields but good quality. Montebello IGT Toscana is the result of a long research and experimental period in the recovery and growth of historical heirloom grape varieties from Chianti, many of which were rarely cultivated.
Harvest period: 16th September / 11st October
Harvest: Hand-picked grapes manually sorted at the winery
Vinification: Each varietal is harvested and fermented separately in 500 liter open top barrels with indigenous yeast and manual punchdowns. Aged in barrels at first then assembled for a final maturation in cask.
Ageing: 12-16 months in oak casks, 6 months minimum of bottle age before release
No. of bottles produced: 3,500
Alcoholic content (%): 15
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
Pairings: Game and beef roasted, stewed or grilled; well aged cheeses; chocolate