Montenidoli

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Country of Origin: Italy
Location: San Gimignano, Tuscany
People: Elisabetta Fagiuoli & Children, Owners & Winemaker
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Items

Montenidoli 2011 'Carato' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Login WS 90 In Stock
Montenidoli 2014 'Fiore' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Login WS 90 In Stock
Montenidoli 2015 'Tradizionale' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Login In Stock
Montenidoli 2009 'Il Templare' Bianco Toscana IGT Login In Stock
Montenidoli 2016 Canaiolo Rosato, Toscana IGT Login DEC 91 In Stock
Montenidoli 2015 Colorino, Toscana IGT Login In Stock
Montenidoli 2015 'Il Garrulo' Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG Login In Stock
Montenidoli 2007 'Sono Montenidoli' Rosso, Toscana IGT Login In Stock
Montenidoli 2009 'Sono Montenidoli' Rosso, Toscana IGT Login
Montenidoli (1.5 L) 2008 'Triassico' Sangiovese, Toscana IGT Login In Stock
Montenidoli (1.5 L) 2010 'Triassico' Sangiovese, Toscana IGT Login In Stock
Montenidoli (1.5 L) 2011 'Triassico' Sangiovese, Toscana IGT Login In Stock
Montenidoli 2014 Rosso di Toscana IGT Login In Stock



Media Links
Grape Collective: The Soul of Chianti: Elisabetta Fagiuoli of Montenidoli
I'll Drink to That!: Episode 223 - Elisabetta Fagiuoli
The American Mag: Fossil "Fuel"
Down to Earth Wines: Chianti's Heart of Gold - Muratori, Montenidoli and Vernaccia
Vinography: Montenidoli, San Gimignano, Tuscany

Montenidoli, the mountain of the little nests: 24 hectares of vineyards surrounded by 200 hectares of woodlands. The Etruscans were the first to discover this treasure and plant vines, then came the Romans and the Knights Templar. Sergio Muratori (passed away in October, 2012) and Elisabetta Fagiuoli arrived in 1965, heirs to a long farming tradition.

When Sergio, Elisabetta and their nine children arrived at Montenidoli, the land had been abandoned with vines overgrown by brambles and olive trees gone wild. Without ever flaunting it, Sergio was the pillar who gave new life to Montenidoli. With his love and his hard work, he reawakened the abandoned fields, the vines and olive trees. He chose to remain in the shadows, leaving Elisabetta the task of bringing Montenidoli's wines to the world. He was the great oak, giving warmth, strength and courage to all those who have worked, work and will work for Montenidoli.

Elisabetta has the land in her blood. Her family had cultivated vines and olive trees in Custozza, not far from Verona, since the 1700s. Following her family traditions, Sergio and Elisabetta chose to respect the land, cultivating it with exclusively organic methods. Sulfur and copper are the only substances used to fight parasites and only if absolutely necessary. Her vineyards are certified organic by ICEA (International Accreditation Certification Service).

The vineyards are planted to indigenous varietals: Vernaccia, San Gimignano's historic white grape, Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano Gentile and Malvasia Bianca. Quaternary lands on the slopes, where the calcareous sediments left by the Ligurian Sea enhance and enrich the bouquets of the white wines. Triassic lands above, the oldest in Tuscany and the only Triassic planted to vine, a precious source of minerals for the red wines.

Reviews

  • Montenidoli 2016 Canaiolo Rosato, Toscana IGT
    Decanter
    Rating: 91 (8/1/2017)

    Deeply vinous but ethereal rosé; pale, fresh and creamy with an intense, lingering finish and a refreshing touch of bitterness. Drink with antipasti, seafood or spring vegetable risotto.
  • Montenidoli 2011 'Carato' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (10/15/2017)

    Creamy in texture, with spice notes accenting a core of apple and melon flavors. Complex and lively, with a saline, mineral element emerging on the finish. Drink now through 2020.
  • Montenidoli 2014 'Fiore' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (10/15/2017)

    Round and juicy, this white offers notes of yellow flowers and peach, with a hint of grapefruit peel. Though lush, this retains good acidity, leaving a mouthwatering finish.