oenological style

The cellars of Castello di Montepò

The oenological style of Castello di Montepò is the result of meticulous care applied to all aspects of the production cycle, from vineyard to cellar. Barrel ageing is essential to ensuring the evolution and longevity of Castello di Montepò wines.
Oenological style

The cellars of Castello di Montepò

The oenological style of Castello di Montepò is the result of meticulous care applied to all aspects of the production cycle, from vineyard to cellar. Barrel ageing is essential to ensuring the evolution and longevity of Castello di Montepò wines.
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or Jacopo Biondi Santi every wine is the exclusive product of local environment and human knowledge. On the one hand, the great oenological vocation expressed by the Maremma area, particularly in the countryside of Scansano. On the other, the legacy of a great Italian wine family, dedicated to the pursuit of quality and expressive consistency in the creation of ageable wines. Harvest after harvest, every year is a renewed challenge to meet the highest standards, promoting the best and most effective vine/terroir interaction. In the cellar, each operation becomes a careful interpretation of the grape’s character acquired thanks to optimal growth and ripening. The cellars are located inside the beautiful ancient mansion and laid out as to best preserve the quality of the grapes as they undergo vinification.

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or Jacopo Biondi Santi every wine is the exclusive product of local environment and human knowledge. On the one hand, the great oenological vocation expressed by the Maremma area, particularly in the countryside of Scansano. On the other, the legacy of a great Italian wine family, dedicated to the pursuit of quality and expressive consistency in the creation of ageable wines. Harvest after harvest, every year is a renewed challenge to meet the highest standards, promoting the best and most effective vine/terroir interaction. In the cellar, each operation becomes a careful interpretation of the grape’s character acquired thanks to optimal growth and ripening. The cellars are located inside the beautiful ancient mansion and laid out as to best preserve the quality of the grapes as they undergo vinification.

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tainless steel tanks are strictly used for all alcoholic and malolactic fermentation; the macerations are long to ensure the full extraction of polyphenols and bring out the complexity, elegance and longevity of each wine. The barrique cellar is located in an area below, designed to maintain an average temperature of around 16 ° C and constant air moisture levels. Jacopo Biondi Santi’s exacting approach to vinification extends to his careful choice of barrels and barriques: the selection of woods and their toasting is a determining factor in the evolution of each Castello di Montepò label over time. Red wines mature in oak barriques sourced from the forests of Tronçais, considered to be the best in the French department of Allier. But the preference for this particular French wood also depends on something else: made from trees with an average age of 150 years, their woodgrain is very fine, the secret to achieve the perfectly ripe and silky tannins of Castello di Montepò’s great reds.

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tainless steel tanks are strictly used for all alcoholic and malolactic fermentation; the macerations are long to ensure the full extraction of polyphenols and bring out the complexity, elegance and longevity of each wine. The barrique cellar is located in an area below, designed to maintain an average temperature of around 16 ° C and constant air moisture levels. Jacopo Biondi Santi’s exacting approach to vinification extends to his careful choice of barrels and barriques: the selection of woods and their toasting is a determining factor in the evolution of each Castello di Montepò label over time. Red wines mature in oak barriques sourced from the forests of Tronçais, considered to be the best in the French department of Allier. But the preference for this particular French wood also depends on something else: made from trees with an average age of 150 years, their woodgrain is very fine, the secret to achieve the perfectly ripe and silky tannins of Castello di Montepò’s great reds.

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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