“Martino Manetti, and Bruno Bini produce super elegant wines with a high level of purity.”
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
Montevertine is a family estate nestled in the hills of Radda in Chianti. The vineyard lies on one of the greatest microclimates of Tuscany. In the late 1970s Sergio Manetti made history by refusing to add Trebbiano to his blend and turned his back on the then existing appellation legislation. Today, one of greatest and most traditional wines in the region of Chianti is not technically a Chianti. Montevertine wines are often thought of as Super Tuscans, although none of the wines use any foreign grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. Here, all of the wines are Sangiovese-dominant, with small amounts of local grapes like Colorino and Canaiolo.