Montevertine was purchased by Sergio Manetti in 1967 as a holiday home and, planning to produce wine for himself and for friends and relatives, he planted some Sangiovese vineyards. The results obtained were already so surprising that he decided to send a few bottles to Vinitaly in Verona and it was immediately a great success. From then on it was decided to get serious, Sergio will devote himself exclusively to the production of wine, increasing the quality every year. The company has its own land at 425 m a.s.l. and is located in Radda in Chianti and only typical varieties of the denomination are grown, including Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino.
The grapes are harvested at different times of the year depending on the variety, but strictly by hand, to preserve the freshness and quality of the berry as much as possible. The latter then ferment in contact with the skins in cement tanks for 25 days. Subsequently the wine ages for at least 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels and rests for another 3 months in the bottle before being placed on the market.
Intense and dark ruby red colour. On the nose aromas of fresh red fruit, cherry, plum and raspberry, with violets, black pepper and cloves. On the palate it attacks soft and enveloping, of medium structure, to then reveal a final character with acidity and bright tannins. Very pleasant fruity finish.
Pian del Ciampolo is the simplest and most immediate line produced by the company; it goes perfectly with many dishes given its great versatility. Excellent with first courses with tomato sauce and meat sauce such as tortelli with wild boar or beef ragù, or with grilled meats or traditional Florentine steak. Also suitable on aperitifs of cold cuts and cheeses.