“Michele Braganti produces wines that are utterly traditional and incredibly elegant.”
The soils in Toscana are formed from Pliocene and Pleistocene marine sediments, and from Quaternary alluvial and lacustrine deposits. The region is quite hilly, progressing inward to the Apennine Mountains. Here, many vineyards are planted on the higher elevations of the hillsides to benefit from a cooler weather. The soils composition lie mostly on clay, with a great level of nutrients and organic matter.
A Passionate Lineage
Monteraponi is an estate located in an ancient medieval village situated in the heart of the Chianti area. The vineyard belonged to Count Ugo, Marchese and Governor of Tuscany before he decided to donate it to the abbey he had founded in Poggio Martori (Poggibonsi Alto). Since 2003, the estate is owned by Michele Braganti. It would be difficult to find a Chianti more classic in style than the wines crafted by Michele Braganti in Monteraponi. The use of organically grown Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino, spontaneous fermentations with indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks, long macerations and ageing in big Slavonian oak casks are key ingredients to success.