Monterinaldi wine tour and tasting
The Castle of Monterinaldi , close to Radda in Chianti, in the heart of the oldest historical area of the Chianti Classico, is situated near an ancient Etruscan route. As regards the history of this ancient place, a document written in December 1010, refers to â€śCount Gottifredo Gottizio, of Lombardic descent and Lord of Monterinaldi.â€ť
Eighteen single vineyards, 38 terroirs, fiftyfive hectares, as self contained as a turtle: Sangiovese of different clones, Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Gamay, Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc, Malvasia Bianca, Trebbiano, Chardonnay. Monterinaldi has always posed great attention to environmental matters, in a constant attempt to keep the impact of insecticides and herbicides as close to zero as possible. So, in order to verify the feasibility of organic farming in the estate, for the past four years, an experiment of total organic management of selected batches of our vines has been done. This has given such optimal results that the organic management has been extended to the entire property.Â
Monterinaldi today is an estate in conversion to the organic management which will become organic certified from 2017 vintage.
With this experience, at your arrival you have a tour of the cellar with a full explanation of Monterinaldiâ€™s winemaking, followed by a guided tastings of 4 different wines, balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, all our own production.
- Greetings by Beatrice, Fabrizio or a member of the staff
- Introduction to the history of Monterinaldi
- Explanation of the wine area of Chianti
- Tour of the vineyard and the cellar
- Wine tasting of 4 labels
- Balsamic vinegar
- Cold cuts and cheese
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 0 hours or less before event