Vecchie Terre Di Montefili / Chianti Classico 2017 / 750mL
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Geography: Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Vecchie Terre di Montefili is a lovely estate in the highlands between Panzano and Greve in the heart of Chianti Classico. Grapes have been grown for winemaking for at least 750 years on hills within the farm’s current boundary. For most of those years the monks of the nearby Badia a Passignano tended the vines. In 1979 Roccaldo Acuti purchased the land and transformed the property into a potent force in the revival of Chianti Classico as an appellation famous for outstanding wines.
Produced from our younger Sangiovese vines, this wine shows its unique character in a pleasant freshness and herbal quality.
Vineyard Age: Vineyards planted in the late nineties
Vinification: Stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 15 months minimum in large oak (30hL)
Bottle Aging: 6 months
Montefili wines are a pure expression of vine, site, and ethos. There is no recipe, and that’s what’s important – as shepherds of nature, we listen to our land and bear witness to what it wishes to express.
Sangiovese is in our blood. Our hilltop vineyards at 1,500 feet are the heart of Chianti Classico: a terroir and micro-climate with plentiful sunlight and refined galestro and alberese marl soils. Our future-facing sustainable approach is a bold path of confidence and patience. We only put on the vines what we’d want in our glass.
Montefili wines are the wines we want to pour at dinner, to gift to our loved ones, and to explain to a stranger a little of what’s in our hearts.