Montecalvi

Organic estate producing wines (and olive oil) that are the best reflection of our particular place in our particular part of Tuscany.

About the winery
Montecalvi is an estate of ancient origin, situated just above the town of Greve in Chianti in central Tuscany, equidistant between Florence and Siena. It is a 10ha estate with 4ha under vine, including one of the oldest vineyards in Tuscany (planted in 1932) with another 3ha of olive trees. Montecalvi is a certified organic estate and all that is done is with an eye towards sustainable farming in the vineyard and making wines and olive oil that are the best reflection of this particular place in this particular part of Tuscany.

Learn more about Montecalvi and their facilities at:

http://www.montecalvi.com

Location

Tuscany

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00Friday: 09:00 - 17:00Saturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
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Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English, Italian
Children friendly
No
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
Organic
No
Wines produced
Chianti Classico (DOCG), VV (Vigna Vecchia), San Piero, V (Vermentino)
Grape varieties
VermentinoCabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
History & Geography
Wine has been made at Montecalvi since the 1400s. Montecalvi was for centuries part of the Castello di'Uzzano estate, originally owned by Niccolò da Uzzano, a Florentine politician in the Medici era, and latterly owned by the Count Castelbarco. It was farmed throughout this period according to the mezzadria system, by which local farmers farmed the estate for, and shared the year's harvest with, the castello. The main villa dates from the 1700s and the hayloft from the 1400s. The estate sits just north of Greve in Chianti, at an altitude of just under 300m asl. The soil is calcareous clay, sand and limestone, and the vineyards are farmed organically and sustainably. The vineyards are south/southwest facing, the ideal aspect. Montecalvi became an independent estate in the 1980s. It is now owned by the Drake family, vintners from Australia (and owners of the Collalto estate in the Adelaide Hills).
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