5 June 2017
20 January 2017


Azienda Agricola

F lattering scores granted by American wine-guru Robert Parker recently make it clear Canneto is one of the leading producers in Montepulciano, and one of Tuscany’s greatest terroir for quality Sangiovese. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the name of the resulting wine / DOCG appellation. Estate vineyards stretch over some 48 hectares, 30 of which are planted with native grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Mammolo. Canneto is the only one-piece estate of that size in the area of Montepulciano, and significantly the only one under the town of Montepulciano itself. It is definitely one of the most noble estate of the DOCG. 15 hectares are enrolled for the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Docg production.

The vines are grown on pebbly/marly soils rich in Tufo and silica, with sandy topsoil, at an altitude ranging from 350 to 400m asl, right below the XVI century dry-stone walls. Prugnolo Gentile and Canaiolo vines are planted on predominantly southwest facing slopes and trained with horizontal spurred cordon system.

The vinegrowing here has been turned into an art, and Canneto displays one of the best tended vineyard of Tuscany. All aspects of production also benefit from the valuable input of famed sangiovese specialist adviser Carlo Ferrini. If Canneto has been producing excellent wines for a long time, it has also been a well kept secret: in the late 70s a group of wine lovers from Switzerland bought the estate after many years of purchasing its wines for themselves. As a consequence, the heart of Canneto’s production has always been sold almost exclusively in Italy and Switzerland.

The small stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels accompany the must and the wine through a slow evolutionary process that will make them unique and exciting. The fully automatic bottling system contributes to a high quality result. It is the place where nothing is random, where every action has a deep meaning and where each action is essential to get high quality products.