First winery producing Nobile DOCG wine
Sant’Agnese estate’s Fanetti cellar is located in Montepulciano and is the flagship winery producing Vino Nobile. The story of the company started in 1920, thanks to Adamo Fanetti, and today, his granddaughter, Elisabetta, runs operations with the same love, desire, and enthusiasm. Constant improvement and innovation are vital, and this is what makes the company famous. This was the first winery in Italy to obtain the DOCG certification for Nobile wines. The wine was forgotten but thanks to their initiative, Nobile was rediscovered and produced again.
Good conditions and winemaking at Fanetti
Elisabetta learned most of the winemaking skills from her father. The company owns 112 hectares of land in Montepulciano. Around 18 hectares of vineyards and 12 hectares of olive groves are cultivated here. The soil has a Pliocene origin that consists of clay. The soil, along with the microclimate, provides perfect conditions for viticulture here. Pruning, thinning, harvesting, picking of grapes, etc. is done manually. The yield is low, but the grapes are of a high-quality.
Highest-quality Montepulciano wines
The grapes grown here include Canaiolo, Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Sangiovese. There is no use of chemicals, and traditional methods of winemaking are followed to make Rosso di Montepulciano and Vino Nobile wines. No grapes are purchased from outside, and they use their own grown grapes. Apart from wine, Fanetti also makes extra virgin olive oil. The ancient cellar is open for guests who can have a nice time here and enjoy some of the best wines in the region. Taste and buy wines and olive oil directly from here.