History of Montaioncino dates back to 1949
The Montaioncino wine estate is in Florence’s Empoli in a region that is crossed by four rivers: Elsa, Pesa, Arno, and Orme. The history of the estate goes back to 1949 when the owner’s grandfather Quinto bought the estate and decided to plant vines and use the existing ones along with his son Duilio. The family has upheld the tradition of making unique handcrafted wines with great care and traditional artisanal methods.
Impressive natural conditions in Empoli
The region was inhabited by Romans, and the four rivers crossing the area influence the climate while making the soil fertile and rich in clay and other minerals. The company owns 6 hectares of land, out of which vineyards are cultivated in 4.5 while olives are grown in the other 1.5 hectares. Duilio’s son Mauro Cartechini runs the estate along with wife Daniela and daughters Sara, Irene, and Arianna. Malvasia, Canaiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Trebbiano are the main grapes grown here and used to make their red, white, and rose wines.
The winery is known for Chianti DOCG wines
The best grapes are handpicked by the staff and taken to the winery for vinification. The best machinery and technology is used to make high-quality Chianti DOCG wines along with Chianti Riserva, Fifth IGT, Rose Montaioncino, Empolese White, Vin Santo DOC, etc. Chianti Riserva DOCG is their most awarded wine with exceptional taste and structure. Visit the estate for wine tasting and a guided tour of the estate.