An Inspiring journey is waiting
The estate MonteRosola is located in the heart of Tuscany near Volterra, the ancient Etruscan capital, and dates back to the 15th century.
Extraordinary attention to detail in the vineyard, including manual selection of every individual grape during harvest, combined with cutting-edge cellar processes such as dry-ice cold maceration and primary fermentation in oak barrels, all in the quest to deliver the most wonderfully complex tannins and rich body. Since 2013 MonteRosola is also working 100% Organic and hence use no chemicals or pesticides in the vineyard and olive grove.The result is a set of extraordinary wines that are handcrafted, artisanal, and resolutely non-conformist. All our wines carry the contour of our terroir proudly on their capsules and all can be delivered either in sealable wooden boxes or in cartons.
Thanks to the professional supervision of oenologist Alberto Antonini MonteRosola’s wines have continued to improve and has gained us several international awards and recognitions.
Location: Podere la Rosola near Volterra
Wines: Blend of Syrah with Carbernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese
Oil: The oil has a full-bodied aroma and its taste is fruity and slightly peppery, typical for the hill-grown Tuscan olive oil derived from the combination of Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino tree varieties.
Awards: SILVER MEDAL – CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2012, GOLD MEDAL – CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2013, GOLD MEDAL – CATAVINUM WORLD WINE CONTEST, Super Three Blue Stars, 93 Points, Veronelli Wine Guide – I Vini di Veronelli 2013
Special attraction: a pleasant walk in the wineyard ending with a sightseeing of the historic estate and a tasteful degustation
La Mercareccia VINEYARD
On the hills in front of Tyrrhenian Sea, in the heart of Etruscan Tuscany, a dream has come true.
“To make my own wines has always been my dream and I dedicate them to all who still like dreaming. Sangiovese gets special salty perfume of Laurum, while Syrah finds a perfect blend of mineral and fruity flavors. . Our limited production has already got a strong reputation among Italian wine lovers and is offered now for the first time to international wine novelty hunters.”
Total vine area is 3 hectares. The plantation was settled in May 2004.
Location: Casale marittimo
Wines: Own flavors of Syrah, Siangiovese and tasteful ciliegiolo
Oil: “I make oil in my premises, in a totally natural way, without any chemical treatment of my 540 plants. I may say that I know them one by one, since I walk in the rows every week of the year, sometimes, every day, to check conditions and prepare some natural remedies. The oil produced is a result of the blend of 5 varieties: Leccino, Moraiolo, Frantoiano,Lazzero,Pendolino.
Flavour and perfumes privilege the terroir, therefore you will find in your nose extraordinary wild herbs, a deep green colour and in your mouth tomato, pepper, fresh olive and artichoke. Quantity produced are small and may vary year by year, and I have a lot of faithful customers who reserve in due advance. After all, choosing right food is one of the few freedom left to us.“
Special Attraction: although this is a small vineyard it is ran by a very passionate and charismatic Fabrizio whose stories and love for vine will capture you completely.
The Estate is situated barely 1Km from Montecatini Val di Cecina, small medieval hilltop village.
Sorbaiano, in ancient time was a Roman farm settlement, then later a property of the Inghirami family and it has belonged to the present owners since the 1950s. it occupies 270 hectares, , situated in the Montescudaio DOC production zone.
Location: Montecatini, Val Di Cecina
Wines: blend of Trebbiano,Vermentino,Chardonnay, Sangiovese, French Cabernet.
Oil: Extra Virgin olive oil is also important. The 2003 harvest was carried out by hand in early November when the olives had reached optimum ripeness, thus preserving the aromas and low acidity of the fruit. The Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo cultivars were cold-pressed no more than 24-36 hours after picking. The resulting oil has a full green colour with a range of herbaceous aromas especially artichoke. The palate remains dry and soft. Due to to its low acidity (0,1%) it is easy to digest and is an essential element of a healthy diet. Its qualities are enhanced to the full by the traditional Tuscan dishes.
Awards: Guida Veronelli:
Rosso delle Miniere 2009: 91/100
Rosso delle Miniere 2010: 90/100
Velathri 2009: 92/100
Velathri 2010: 89/100
Rosso delle Miniere 2009
Rosso delle Miniere 2010
Pian del Conte 2011
Special Attraction: the vineyard offers a complete panorama of production-cycle and a beautiful view on the grapefield located in the valley
„This is the character with which we intend to make wine: the continuous search for quality as the expression of the unique and unrepeatable nature of the vineyard and its encounter with the man“. Michele Satta
My arrival in Castagneto Carducci is „coincidental.“ I came from Varese, and I was on vacation with my dad, an engineer, Sardinian surname and chromosomes, and my mother, a teacher, when I received a job offer from the owner of a local farm. I had just enrolled at the University of Agriculture of Milan (I graduated four years later in Pisa) and immediately with my first internship in October 74, I started with the harvest! My job was cleaning, serving the most humble tasks, watching and more watching, studying and working.
I learned many aspects of agriculture, I learned that the land becomes hard when the wind blows; that there will be bad weather when the swallows fly low. I learned the cycle of the plant and why in certain areas of the field, plants struggle and in others, they do not. I learned that the peasant culture is an immense patrimony of unity with nature and patient respect of reality.
Location: Castagneto Carducci, Bolgheri
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Syrah, Vermentino
Awards: BIBENDA 2017, Vini d’Italia 2016, Slow wine 2016, Doctor Wine, WINE ENTHUSIAST
Special Attraction: Enjoyable stroll in the vineyard which will take you on to a terrace with the magnificent countryside view.