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 noble heart of Tuscany is home to the Montepò Castle, in the countryside of Scansano, a magical place where fields become legendary vineyards. Surrounded by woods, olive groves and the rolling hills of Maremma, the medieval manor has stood for centuries as an unconquerable fortress protecting the boundaries of the estate, just as today it overlooks the 600 hectares of the company’s holdings, 50 of which planted to vine. Here, Jacopo Biondi Santi has found the perfect vine-terroir interaction to fulfil his ambitious winemaking project.

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nce the site of decisive battles, such as the 13th century clash between Charles I of Anjou and the Hohenstaufen, today the Castle of Montepò holds within its walls the legacy of the many generations of people who lived and worked here, the legacy of an age-old winemaking tradition. In Maremma, an area well known for its ancient viticultural vocation, first understood and expertly perfected by the Etruscans, the ancient Italic people who excelled in the study and cultivation of vines, experimenting with grafts, hybrids and cultivars.

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he noble heart of Tuscany is home to the Montepò Castle, in the countryside of Scansano, a magical place where fields become legendary vineyards. Surrounded by woods, olive groves and the rolling hills of Maremma, the medieval manor has stood for centuries as an unconquerable fortress protecting the boundaries of the estate, just as today it overlooks the 600 hectares of the company’s holdings, 50 of which planted to vine. Here, Jacopo Biondi Santi has found the perfect vine-terroir interaction to fulfil his ambitious winemaking project.

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nce the site of decisive battles, such as the 13th century clash between Charles I of Anjou and the Hohenstaufen, today the Castle of Montepò holds within its walls the legacy of the many generations of people who lived and worked here, the legacy of an age-old winemaking tradition. In Maremma, an area well known for its ancient viticultural vocation, first understood and expertly perfected by the Etruscans, the ancient Italic people who excelled in the study and cultivation of vines, experimenting with grafts, hybrids and cultivars.

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landscape full of history, rousing and authentic, which Jacopo Biondi Santi regards as the crowning jewel of his vineland holdings thanks to its pedoclimatic virtues. On the estate of Castello di Montepò we find all the elements, in terms of altitude, soil composition, wind exposure and microclimate, needed to create a unique and distinctive terroir, the ideal environment to grow the Sangiovese Grosso BBS11 clone, an exclusive property of the Biondi Santi family. A veritable house of wine that, from its spur of rock, presides over the traditions and art of an extraordinary wine adventure.

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landscape full of history, rousing and authentic, which Jacopo Biondi Santi regards as the crowning jewel of his vineland holdings thanks to its pedoclimatic virtues. On the estate of Castello di Montepò we find all the elements, in terms of altitude, soil composition, wind exposure and microclimate, needed to create a unique and distinctive terroir, the ideal environment to grow the Sangiovese Grosso BBS11 clone, an exclusive property of the Biondi Santi family. A veritable house of wine that, from its spur of rock, presides over the traditions and art of an extraordinary wine adventure.


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The forest: beauty and balance

As ancient as the Via Clodia, the Roman road that runs through them, the woods surrounding the Montepò Castle have sheltered the vineyards for centuries, playing a fundamental role in protecting the balance of it natural habitat. An oasis of extraordinary beauty and biodiversity.

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The forest: beauty and balance

As ancient as the Via Clodia, the Roman road that runs through them, the woods surrounding the Montepò Castle have sheltered the vineyards for centuries, playing a fundamental role in protecting the balance of it natural habitat. An oasis of extraordinary beauty and biodiversity.

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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.

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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Fascinating, magical, evocative: the woods that surround the hills of Castello di Montepò belong in every way to the world of medieval imagery and ancient lore. Venturing inside, it is still possible to find visible traces of one of the earliest and most important Roman roads, the Via Clodia, first built in the 3rd century BC, an important commercial route that allowed trade with the Etruscan colonies. As a natural landmark, the forest’s role is not merely aesthetic. When it comes to farm management, the woods play a key role in terms of temperature mitigation, acting as a natural windbreak and protecting the fields from extreme weather: like the water of seas and lakes, the forest is a natural balancer that absorbs heat during the hottest hours of the day, offering shelter and mitigation when the temperatures drop.

Castello di Montepò – Jacopo Biondi Santi