Silvio Messana is the soul of Montesecondo, born in Florence but raised in Tunisia and Libya where his family cultivated the land. After studying music in Boston and working as a composer and wine salesman in Manhattan, Silvio decided to return to Italy in 1999 to devote himself to viticulture as a winemaker. In 2000 he bottles the first vintage of Montesecondo and in 2003 he converts the property to organic. Today the company covers about 17 hectares and Silvio mainly cultivates Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Trebbiano. The spontaneous vinification of him aims to keep the lively and crunchy spirit of Sangiovese, moving away from the “traditional” vein of Chianti to be more authentic. Silvio’s wines tell a story of the territory, of care and passion for the land, they tell of his sensitivity and his artistic flair.
Grapes are destemmed, fermented and macerated for up to six months in tinajas (Spanish terracotta amphorae), after being drawn off, the refinement in amphoras ends. It goes into the bottle before the next harvest.
Bright and intense straw yellow. The nose is very varied with fruity notes where references to orange peel, chamomile and flint stand out, drawing a balanced profile. Sip characterized by freshness and mineral note.
Ideal to accompany appetizers, first courses and fish-based dishes in simple and delicate preparations.