Discover the Great Terroir of Le Montanine Winery
Le Montanine Winery takes a holistic approach to winemaking. The winery and the nearby farm are run sustainably following Rudolf Steiner’s original biodynamic principles. Woods, fields, and olive groves surround the vineyard, adding to the vineyards’ biodiversity. The climate, with regular rainfall, and the dry stone land are perfect for producing good quality grapes.
Winery History and the Story of the Estate
From an old road, coins, pottery fragments, and other small objects, there is evidence that the place was inhabited since Roman times. The family has owned the estate since 1939, initially as a family holiday place. Winemaking was considered just a hobby. The first bottles at Le Montanine Winery were produced in 1995, with the denomination of Chianti Colli Fiorentini.
The Sustainable Winemaking Process of Le Montanine
At Le Montanine, winemaking carefully follows the cycle of nature. Pruning is done in winter when no leaves are left on the plants. In the cellar, fermentation and all the processes happen naturally without the addition of any chemicals. The grapes, Sangiovese and Colorino with small quantities of Chianti Malvasia, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon are cultivated. When grapes are picked, great care is taken to harvest at its best. The production consists of red, white, rosé, and dessert wines.