Castello di Montepò

The house of wine

Forests, hills and an ancient manor: Maremma, a delightful landscape of fields, olive groves and vineyards. A veritable house of wine.
IL CASTELLO DI MONTEPÒ

The house of wine

Forests, hills and an ancient manor: Maremma, a delightful landscape of fields, olive groves and vineyards. A veritable house of wine.
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he Castle of Montepò, in the countryside of Scansano, is an authentic and noble Tuscany, where the lands become vineyards of legend. Surrounded by woods, olive trees and the small hills of the Maremma, the ancient manor, since the Middle Ages, has been the impregnable bulwark to defend the borders of the fiefdom, a mission that still pursues today protecting the 600 hectares of the estate, of which 55 vineyards, where Jacopo Biondi Santi found the ideal conditions for the grape-terroir interaction to crown his ambitious wine enhancement project.

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nce a place of decisive battles, as in the second half of the 13th century when it was the scene of the clash between Charles I of Anjou and the Hohenstaufen, today the Castle of Montepò collects the legacy of the people who inhabited and lived there, in furrow of a civilization of the vine and wine that has become an exemplary tradition, a life experience shared and recognized for several generations, spanning centuries. In Maremma, an area historically suited to the production of grapes, it is no coincidence that the roots of an ancient tradition that reaches the Etruscans, to whom we owe the first studies and experiments on the cultivation of vines, on grafts, the creation of hybrids and the arrangement of the facilities.

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landscape full of history, exciting and sincere, which Jacopo Biondi Santi has elected to the highest rank of his possessions also for its pedoclimatic virtues. In fact, in the Castello di Montepò estate, all those conditions of high ground, conformation of the land, exposure to winds and microclimates concur that make it a unique winemaking reality and, above all, identity, ideal land for the production of the Sangiovese Grosso clone, the BBS11 , exclusive heritage of the Biondi Santi family.
An authentic abode of wine which, from its spur of rock, today preserves the traditions and art of an extraordinary enological adventure.

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he Castle of Montepò, in the countryside of Scansano, is an authentic and noble Tuscany, where the lands become vineyards of legend. Surrounded by woods, olive trees and the small hills of the Maremma, the ancient manor, since the Middle Ages, has been the impregnable bulwark to defend the borders of the fiefdom, a mission that still pursues today protecting the 600 hectares of the estate, of which 55 vineyards, where Jacopo Biondi Santi found the ideal conditions for the grape-terroir interaction to crown his ambitious wine enhancement project.

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    nce a place of decisive battles, as in the second half of the 13th century when it was the scene of the clash between Charles I of Anjou and the Hohenstaufen, today the Castle of Montepò collects the legacy of the people who inhabited and lived there, in furrow of a civilization of the vine and wine that has become an exemplary tradition, a life experience shared and recognized for several generations, spanning centuries. In Maremma, an area historically suited to the production of grapes, it is no coincidence that the roots of an ancient tradition that reaches the Etruscans, to whom we owe the first studies and experiments on the cultivation of vines, on grafts, the creation of hybrids and the arrangement of the facilities.

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    landscape full of history, exciting and sincere, which Jacopo Biondi Santi has elected to the highest rank of his possessions also for its pedoclimatic virtues. In fact, in the Castello di Montepò estate, all those conditions of high ground, conformation of the land, exposure to winds and microclimates concur that make it a unique winemaking reality and, above all, identity, ideal land for the production of the Sangiovese Grosso clone, the BBS11 , exclusive heritage of the Biondi Santi family.
    An authentic abode of wine which, from its spur of rock, today preserves the traditions and art of an extraordinary enological adventure.

CASTELLO DI MONTEPÒ

A wine story

In the heart of Maremma, Jacopo Biondi Santi and his children are writing a new chapter in their family’s history of winemaking excellence.


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