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Vecchie Terre di Montefili

The winery is located in the municipality of Greve in the heart of the Chianti region (province of Florence) in the Italian region Tuscany, This place was already 800 years ago viticulture operated. It was acquired in 1979 by the former textile entrepreneur Roccaldo Acuti. Today it is run by daughter Maria Acuti and son-in-law Tommasso Paglione. The oenologist is Vittorio Fiore, the butler Luica Ercoli. The vineyards cover 14 hectares of vines, which are planted with the red varieties Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, and the white varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and no grapes are purchased. It becomes consistent Organic viticulture operated. On artificial irrigation is waived for environmentally friendly reasons.

By thin out and strict selection of grapes at harvest takes place a rigorous restriction of yields. The grape mash is extracted from about 10% of the light must to achieve a concentration of phenolic substances. The flagship is the DOCG Chianti Classico 100% Sangiovese. This matures 16 months, the Riserva 24 months in 30 hectoliters of Slavonian oak. The two Super-Tuscans IGT "Anfiteatro" (100% Sangiovese) and "Bruno di Rocca" (Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon) mature for 18 months in French oak barrels. Every year around 50,000 bottles of wine are produced, of which 70% are exported to Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain and Russia, as well as Canada, USA, Japan, Australia and China.

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