2014 Montevertine MontevertineSangiovese from Italy
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Montevertine is located in the heart of the Chianti hills, in the town of Radda in Chianti at 425 meters high. The site was certainly inhabited since the 11th century. In fact,...
Montevertine is located in the heart of the Chianti hills, in the town of Radda in Chianti at 425 meters high. The site was certainly inhabited since the 11th century. In fact, there are still traces of the original building, certainly defensive, then transformed into a lodging. Montevertine was purchased in 1967, Sergio Manetti, then the steel industry, as a holiday home. He restored the house to make it habitable and just planted two acres of vineyard and set up a small store with the idea of producing a 'wine for his friends and customers. The first year of production, 1971, was more discreet and Sergio Manetti decided some bottles at Vinitaly via the Chamber of Commerce of Siena. It was an immediate success and so enthusiastic about Mr. Manetti that after a few years he abandoned his core business to focus solely on wine. New vineyards were planted, new wineries, and this without any interruption, with a development company that still lasts. The farm, after the death of Sergio Manetti in November of 2000, is now run by his son Martino Manetti collaboration with Bruno Bini, born in Montevertine and deep knowledge of the area and land. Giulio Gambelli, expert wine taster, offers his advice and assistance in the preparation of wines.