Founder Sergio Manetti bought the domain in 1967, though the magnificent medieval palace at the centre of the property dates back to the XI century. The first all-Sangiovese wine was released in 1971, to be soon named “Pergole Torte”. Refusing to kneel in submission to the then-outdated rules of the Chianti Classico production code, Sergio Manetti released his prized wines since the beginning under the generic Vino da Tavola designation, in a spirit of protest against the short-sighted Italian wine authorities.
Estate vineyards are concentrated in Radda in Chianti and account for 10 Ha., of which 3,5 replanted in 1997 (a further 3 Ha. Parcel has been replanted between 2003 and 2005). Sangiovese is the vastly predominant variety, accounting for over 85% of the encépagement, with minor vine plots of the native Canaiolo, Malvasia and Colorino.
Today, Martino Manetti keeps producing traditionally crafted, timeless Sangiovese together with his wife and brother-in-law Klaus Remitz. It is safe to affirm Montevertine’s wines represent a superior expression of the Chianti Classico terroir and one of the very highest achievements in Sangiovese winemaking Tuscany-wide.