Vini Montauto

Riccardo Lepri

Vini Montauto, a property founded by Riccardo’s grandfather some 60 years ago
stretches over 200 hectares of sun drenched, soft sloping Tuscan hills. The
Mediteranean approximately 5 air miles from the property peaks out between
clusters of Maremma Brush.

The soil is clay and stony, mineral laden with veins
of chalk and in particular areas, rich in pebbles. The vineyards are tended to by
Riccardo, his family, and Federico, his right hand man.

Vines were planted with primarily Vermentino, Trebbiano and a clone of Sauvignon Blanc, selected by Riccardo’s grandfather Enos, an extraordinary man from the older times who supervised everything and guided Riccardo in the farming activities for more than 10 years until 2011 when he passed away at 90 years old.

Owner: Riccardo Lepri

Winemaker: Fabrizio Moltard (Consultant)

Varietals planted: Sauvignon, Vementino, Malvasia,
Trebbiano, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo.

Total acres: 200 hectares of property – 12 hectars of vineyard

Soil: The soil is clay and stony, mineral laden with veins of chalk and in particular areas, rich in pebbles.
Winery production: 80.000 bottles

Vini MONTAUTO di Riccardo Lepri
Manciano – Grosseto – Italy
Web: www.montauto.org

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Tuscany region

  • Vermentino – Maremma Toscana DOC
  • Arcione – Maremma Toscana IGT
  • Gessaia – Maremma Toscana DOC
  • Enos I – Maremma Toscana DOC
  • Maremma Toscana – DOC Rosso
  • Pinot Nero – Maremma Toscana IGT
  • Tiburzio – Maremma Toscana IGT

 

Wines labels & details

Vermentino

Maremma Toscana DOC
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Vermentino 80%, Malvasia 20%
grapes from 7 to 30 years old vines with a max production of 2kg per plant
Winemaking:
Soft pressing of the whole bunch of grapes. The grapes are vinified separately; they settle for 36-48 hours. Fermentation following the ‘in bianco’ procedure, that is without any solid parts (skins and stalks) in stainless steel tanks at constant temperature of 16 °C.
Refining: 4 months in bottle.

Gessaia

Maremma Toscana DOC
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Sauvignon (new vines)
Grapes from 7 years old vines with a max production of 1.8 kg per plant Early morning manual harvest that takes place during the last ten days of August.
Winemaking:Soft pressing of the whole bunch of grapes. Settling for 36 hours, fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 15° C

Enos I

Maremma Toscana DOC
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Sauvignon (old vines)
Grapes from 35 years old vines with a max production of 1.3 kg per plant Early morning manual harvest that takes place during the last ten days of August.

Winemaking: Soft pressing of the whole bunch of grapes. Settling for 36 hours, fermentation in stainless steel tanks at constant temperature of 16 °C

 

Arcione

Maremma Toscana IGT
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70% Grechetto, 30% Vermentino
Winemaking: Soft pressing of the whole bunch of grapes. Settling for 36 hours. Transferring the must into 600-litre oaken Demi-Muid.
The wine will be in contact with its lees in oak wine barrels for about 10 months.
Refining:6 months in bottle.

Maremma Toscana

DOC Rosso
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Ciliegiolo 80%, Sangiovese 20%
Winemaking: Vinification:
Two grape varieties are vinified separately and undergo a destemming and crushing process.
Fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 28° C. Maceration on the grape skins for about 15 days and after
that refining in stainless steel for 6 months.

Pinot Nero

Maremma Toscana IGT
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100% Pinot Nero
Winemaking: Soft pressing, cold pre-fermentation maceration for 48 hours, fermentation with skin contact for 7 days in thermo-regulated steel vats. the wine ages for 14 months in oak barrels, of which 1/3 are new oak and 2/3 are old.

 

Staccione

Toscana IGT
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Winemaking: Destemming and soft crushing, very short skin contact, followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature of 28° C for 15 days. Cold stabilization.
Refining:in bottle.

Metodo Classico

Brut
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Sangiovese
Winemaking: The grapes are gently pressed to obtain a yield of 50%.
This is followed by fermentation using the cold technique to enhance the aromas and elegance of the wine.


Gioia Cresti

The Cresti family have been proprietors of Carpineta Fontalpino Vineyard since the 1960’s and traces of the wine making traditions date as far back as the past century. The name Carpineta Fontalpino has never changed. It has its roots in two historical places of the area of Montaperti. We find Carpineta, a site where typical trees characteristic of this area, with silver back leaves, called “Carpini” grow and Fontalpino, the water source with the back drop of the pine trees of Montaperti – two noteworthy places of this important medieval historical site. The vineyard is located in the middle of Tuscany, very close to the splendid town of Siena and the historical village of Castelnuovo Berardenga. The surrounding territory is though rich in history, legends and love that are experienced by all those who are fortunate to visit it. Its unforgettable atmosphere creates strong emotions.
Gioia is the vineyard’s oenologist and she is responsible for all the production phases, from the wine making to the aging.

 

Owner: Cresti family
Winemaker: Gioia Cresti
Varietals planted: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Alicante, Gamay
Total acres: 80 hectares (19.5 under vine)
Winery production: 100.000 bottles

Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino
Castelnuovo Berardenga – Siena – Italy
Web: www.carpinetafontalpino.it

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Tuscany region

  • Chianti Colli Senesi – DOCG
  • Montaperto – IGT Toscana
  • Chianti Classico – DOCG
  • Fontalpino Chianti Classico Riserva – DOCG
  • Do Ut Des – IGT Toscana
  • Dofana – IGT Toscana

 

Wines labels & details

Chianti Colli Senesi

DOCG
 

100% Sangiovese
Winemaking: 15 days maceration
Maturation process: 8 months in barriques
Further ageing in the bottle: 3 months in bottle

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Montaperto

IGT Toscana
 

Sangiovese, Gamay, Alicante
Winemaking: Maceration: 20 days Gamay e Alicante, 15 days Sangiovese
Maturation process: 8 months in barriques of 225 litres

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Chianti Classico

DOCG
 

90% Sangiovese and other typical grapes
Winemaking: 15 days maceration
Maturation process: 12 months in barrels
 

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Fontalpino Chianti Classico Riserva

DOCG
 

50% Sangiovese, 50% Petit Verdot
Winemaking: 20 days maceration
Maturation process: 18 months in barrels
Further ageing in the bottle: 6 months in bottle

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Do Ut Des

IGT Toscana
 

34% Merlot, 33% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking: Maceration: 20 days Merlot and Cabernet – 18 days Sangiovese
Maturation process: 18 months in barrels of 225 litres

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Dofana

IGT Toscana
 

50% Sangiovese, 50% Petit Verdot
Winemaking: Maceration: 25 days Petit Verdot,20 days Sangiovese
Maturation process: 20 months in barrels of 225 litres
Further ageing in the bottle: 8 months in bottle

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Baratta Family

Tenuta Monteti is located in Tuscany, in the southern Maremma district. It is right here, between the Mediterranean scrubs and woods, south of Capalbio, that Paolo Baratta together with his wife Gemma after a long search found the perfect spot to fulfill his ambition: to produce wines of great personality and elegance, which are true expressions of their territory. The vine plantation started in 1999. During the preparation of the land the diggers encountered some gigantic boulders. Due to their monumental beauty, they were gently extracted and placed along the alleys and between the vineyards, standing out like guardians. Naturally, they have become the symbol of the estate.
 
Tenuta Monteti is today a family run winery with the full participation of daughter Eva and her husband Javier Pedrazzini. Two IGT reds are produced, Monteti and Caburnio. Meticulous care of the vines, selection and research are the watchwords of their work.
 
“Tenuta Monteti is one of the most exciting properties on the Tuscan coast.” A. Galloni, WA 2010

Owner: Paolo and Gemma Baratta
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini (consultant), Christian Coco (resident enologist)
Agronomist: Roberto Rossi
Varietals planted: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Alicante-Bouschet.
Total acres: 28 hectares of vineyard
Soil: Soil of good stony structure with a substratum of clay. Drainage is excellent yet it retains moisture deep down.
Winery production: 150.000 bottles

Società Agricola Tenuta Monteti S.r.l.
Capalbio – Grosseto – Italy
Web: www.tenutamonteti.it
FB: TM on Facebook


Tenuta Monteti intro doc
Monteti and Caburnio “Sustainable Wines”
Monteti reviews
Caburnio reviews


Tuscany region

  • Monteti – IGT Toscana
  • Caburnio – IGT Toscana
  • TM Rosè – IGT Toscana

 

Wines labels & details

Monteti

IGT Toscana
 

Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winemaking: The grapes are harvested and processed by plots. Each vine plot of each variety undergoes a separate vinification in a dedicated steel vat and is kept classified separately also while maturing in wood until the blend composition is decided. Temperature-controlled spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Long contact of the wine with the lees, natural anti-oxidants, is used to dramatically reduce the need of sulphites.
Maturation process: 18 months in French oak barriques (70% new)
Further ageing in the bottle: 24 months in bottle

Tech sheet
2012

Caburnio

IGT Toscana
 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante-Bouschet

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Winemaking: The grapes are harvested and processed by plots. Each vine plot of each variety undergoes a separate vinification in a dedicated steel vat and is kept classified separately also while maturing in wood or steel until the blend composition is decided. Temperature-controlled spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Long contact of the wine with the lees, natural anti-oxidants, is used to dramatically reduce the need of sulphites.
Maturation process: 12 months 50% in steel vats and the other 50% in French oak barriques and tonneaux (of which 30% new)
Further ageing in the bottle: 12 months in bottle
 

Tech sheet
2012

TM Rosè

IGT Toscana
 

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

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Winemaking: the grapes were early hand harvested, from sunrise to noon. August 25 for the Merlot, the 29th for the Cabernet Franc. Hand sorted and softly pressed at max 0,40 bar, were then transferred into stainless steel vats to ferment at controlled low temperature to keep flavors and freshness. Cold tartaric stabilization at -5° before bottling.

Tech sheet
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Enrico Santini

Enrico Santini has made a name for himself as one of the most dynamic and respected producers in the prestigious Bolgheri DOC.
A native of the area, he is a “garagiste” in the truest sense of the word. Enrico is meticulous in his vineyards, his wines come exclusively from his organic estate, and they radiate his profound passion.

As one of the only wine producers in Bolgheri who was born and raised in the area, he has a deep commitment to the region that developed out of his love for the land and the microclimate of this spectacular Tuscan coastal area.

 
Enrico Santini continues to turn out impressive wines in the full-bodied generous style that is typical of Bolgheri. Antonio Galloni (WA)

Owner: Enrico Santini
Winemaker: Enrico Santini, Attilio Pagli – Oenologist
Varietals planted: Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese
Total acres: 15 hectares of property
Soil: Predominantly composed of sediment resulting from the Pleistocen period. The layers consist of Coarse sand for the first 50 – 60 cm, followed by Clay ( 80 – 100 cm ). Below is fossil material atabout 120 cm. Well drained, void of limestone. Slightly alkaline with a Ph between 6.90 and 7.50. Sparse salinity.
Winery production: 50.000 bottles

Azienda Agricola Enrico Santini
Castagneto Carducci – Livorno – Italy
Web: www.enricosantini.it

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Tuscany region

  • Mèro – IGT Toscana Merlot
  • Montepergoli – DOC Bolgheri Rosso Superiore
  • Poggio al Moro – DOC Bolgheri Rosso
  • i Montali – IGT
  • Campo alla Casa – DOC Bolgheri Bianco

 

Wines labels & details

Montepergoli

DOC Bolgheri Rosso Superiore
 

Merlot 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 20%, Sangiovese 5%
Winemaking: 20 – 28 days maceration
Maturation process:18 months in French oak barriques
Further ageing in the bottle: 1 year in bottle

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Poggio al Moro

DOC Bolgheri Rosso
 

Sangiovese 30%, Cab. Sauvignon 30%, Syrah 10%, Merlot 30%
Winemaking: 3-4 weeks maceration
Maturation process: 3 months in small French oak barriques
 
 
 

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i Montali

IGT
 

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah , Sangiovese
Notes: Not produced every year. This wine is produced when the quality is not at the very top to produce Montepergoli.
 
 

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Campo alla Casa

DOC Bolgheri Bianco
 

Vermentino 60%, Sauv. Blanc 40%
Notes: Harmonious wine on the palate, with an optimal freshness and hint of minerals ; persistently aromatic
 

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Mèro

IGT Toscana Merlot
 

Merlot 100%
Winemaking: Long maceration (defined upon tasting from the vats). Refined for at least 18 months in French oak barriques (80% of second passage and 20% new). Long refinement in bottle before being released.
Notes: Limites production (around 1200 bottles).
 
 

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Giuseppe and Andrea

A genuine Nobile di Montepulciano.
 
Located at 300-400 m above sea level in the heart of the green vineyards of Montepulciano’s Vino Nobile wine-growing area. Three generations of the Frangiosa family have dedicated themselves to the cultivation of their vines. The underlying philosophy motivating the staff comes from a love of, and a passion for, the winemaking profession.
“Genuineness” is the motivating force behind the production of a certain type of wine.

 

Owner: Andrea Frangiosa
Winemaker: Valerio Coltellini
Varietals planted: Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese clone), Merlot, Cab. Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo, Chardonnay, Malvasia, Tuscan Trebbiano
Total acres: 25 hectares of property
Winery production: 150.000 bottles

Azienda Agricola Antico Colle
Gracciano – Montepulciano – Siena – Italy
Web: www.anticocolle.it

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Tuscany region

  • IGT Toscana
  • Rosso di Montepulciano – DOC
  • Chianti dei Colli Senesi – DOCG
  • Nobile di Montepulciano – DOCG
  • Il Saggio – DOCG Nobile di Montepulciano

 

Wines labels & details

IGT

IGT Rosso Toscana
 

Prugnolo Gentile 70%, Cab. Sauvignon 10%, Canaiolo nero 10%, Mammolo 10%
Winemaking: The fermentation and maceration process takes between 14-16 days
Maturation process: stainless steel vats

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Rosso di Montepulciano

DOC
 

Prugnolo Gentile 95%, Merlot
Maturation process: 6 months in French wooden oak casks
Further ageing in the bottle: 4 months
 

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Chianti Colli Senesi

DOCS
 

Prugnolo Gentile 80%, Merlot 15%, Cab. Sauvignon 5%
Winemaking: The fermentation and maceration process takes between 14-16 days
Maturation process: stainless steel vats

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Nobile di Montepulciano

DOCG
 

100% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese clone)
Winemaking: 18-22 days of fermentation and maceration
Maturation process: 24 months in wooden slavonian oak casks of small and medium capacity
Further ageing in the bottle: 6 months

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Il Saggio

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva
 

100% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese clone)
Winemaking: 18-22 days of fermentation and maceration. Malolactic fermentation in
slavonian oak casks of 20 Hl, Allier barrriques and casks of 5 Hl.
Further ageing in the bottle: 12 months

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Elisabetta Foradori

Ampeleia is not only an estate and a wine, but first of all the name of a project focused on the synergy between mankind and nature.

From the rocks of the medieval village of Roccatederighi, (originally an Etruscan settlement) the property slopes down towards the sea, nestled in a maze of numerous plots of land, hidden among the lush vegetation, where earlier settlers nourished the soil to grow grapes.

 

 

 

Owners: Elisabetta Foradori and Giovanni Podini
Winemaker: Marco Tait
Varietals planted: Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Grenache, Carignano, Mourvèdre, Alicante, Marsellan
Total acres: 150 hectares of property 38 of which under vine
Winery production: 80.000 bottles

Ampeleia Srl
Roccatederighi (Gr) – Maremma/Toscana – Italia

Ampeleia intro doc



Tuscany region

  • Ampeleia – IGT Maremma Toscana
  • Kepos – IGT Maremma Toscana
  • Un Litro – IGT Maremma Toscana

 

Wines labels & details

Ampeleia

IGT Maremma Toscana
 

Cabernet Franc 60%, Sangiovese 15% and Grenache, Carignano, Mourvèdre, Alicante, Marsellan
Average age of vines: 15 years
Maturation process: 16 months in oak
Further ageing in the bottle: 12 months

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Kepos

IGT Maremma Toscana
 

Grenache, Carignano, Mourvèdre, Alicante and Marsellan
Average age of vines: 8-9 years
Maturation process: 11 months in concrete tanks
 

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Un Litro

IGT Maremma Toscana
 

A blend of grapes cultivated in the estate from the younger vines, planted five to seven years ago.

 
 
This wine expresses the character of our youngest vines, their “lightness”, their vitality.