Castello Monterinaldi winery: in the heart of famous Chianti
The Castello Monterinaldi estate and winery is located between Panzano and Radda in the Chianti region. This winery is situated in the heart of the historic zone of Classical Chianti, which is near to an ancient Etruscan track. The vineyards of Castello Monterinaldi are located between Panzano and Radda in Chianti and consist of eighteen single vineyards, 38 terroirs, 55 hectares of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Gamay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malvasia Bianca, Trebbiano grapes.
Winemaking in respect of nature
The density of the vineyards is approximately 5000 vines per hectare. Castello Monterinaldi has always prided itself on paying careful attention to the environment in which it operates. In doing so all who work on the farm are in a constant attempt to reduce the impacts of insecticides and herbicides on the environment.
For the past four years, all of the practices on the farm have been completely organic. This process has led to optimal results and the farm is now fully organic certified
At Castello Monterinaldi the grapes are processed entirely in the cellar on the winery, which is also where the wines are stored and aged. From the original cellar there is a tunnel that leads into the main area where all of the wine-making processes take place.
Keeping the tradition while looking into the future
Keeping with local traditions is one of the fundamental principles at Castello Monterinaldi and in doing so it is a priority to create Chianti Classico in its most traditional form while still making use of the latest technologies to enhance the wine making process. The Chianti Classico is first aged in French oak barrels and then refined in bottles for a period of 6 months to 2 years.