Montenidoli

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

Items

Montenidoli 2010 'Carato' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Login WA 94 In Stock
Montenidoli 2011 'Carato' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Login In Stock
Montenidoli 2014 'Fiore' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Login In Stock
Montenidoli 2014 'Tradizionale' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Login WA 91 <1 Case
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 In Stock
Montenidoli 2014 Colorino, Toscana IGT Login
Montenidoli 2015 Colorino, Toscana IGT Login On Order
Montenidoli 2015 'Il Garrulo' Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG Login On Order
Montenidoli 2001 'Sono Montenidoli' Rosso, Toscana IGT Login
Montenidoli 2007 'Sono Montenidoli' Rosso, Toscana IGT Login In Stock
Montenidoli 2009 'Sono Montenidoli' Rosso, Toscana IGT Login In Stock
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 2014 'Tradizionale' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (11/30/2016)

    The 2014 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale takes a simple approach that reflects the straightforward winemaking traditions of the appellation. The grapes are pressed and fermented quickly on the skins to lock in freshness and tonic energy. The bouquet shows pretty mineral definition with ash and crushed seashell that segue to stone fruit and mild honeydew melon. This is one of the best Vernaccias to emerge from this challenging vintage.
  • Montenidoli 2010 'Carato' Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94 (11/30/2016)

    I am absolutely blown away by this wine. The 2010 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Carato will change your perception of this historic white wine appellation. This is a beautifully aged and articulate wine with a strong mineral backbone that adds linearity, consistency and structure. The bouquet is peppered with delicate accents of dried flower, crushed oyster shell and passion fruit. The mouthfeel is more abundant and generous, because it has been allowed to flesh out and evolve following six years of bottle aging.