The products of Fattoria del Teso have always stood out to represent the typicality of the Montecarlo "terroir". Both the whites and the reds immediately reveal their characteristics of elegance and refinement to the taster. This feature which is largely due to the proximity of the sea and the mild climate, distinguishes the Montecarlo doc from all other Tuscan products. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C, with maceration on the skins for about 12 days. Aging takes place in cement and stainless steel tanks for at least 8 months followed by a period of 3 months in bottle.
the "MONTECARLO DOC"
The ancient thirteenth-century parchments of the abbey of Pozzeveri already spoke of the hills of Montecarlo and its ancient name, Vivinaia, that is "The wine route", a path that already in the Middle Ages thanks to the intercession of religious orders, recognized the wine produced in this territory as "clear, vermilion, pure and frank."
The wines produced in that of Montecarlo were appreciated in history by the Medici family, they landed thanks to Pope Gregory VII at the Papal court and even at the wedding of Prince Umberto di Savoia, future king of Italy where they were present on the tables during lunch, "Chablis di Montecarlo" as they were called at the time.
The territory is in the province of Lucca, those hills between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Tuscan Apennines that create a unique and particular microclimate where vines such as Trebbiano Toscano, Vermentino, Sangiovese and all those that thanks to Montecarlese Giulio Magnani in 1870 arrived in Tuscany , like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Roussanne and Semillon, have the ability to give the vintners of this terroir the opportunity to create unique products.
Climate, vines and geological composition combined with the ability of producers and winemakers makes this small D.O.C. a piece no less important than others in the fantastic mosaic of Italian viticulture.
"Wine, especially in Italy, is the poetry of the earth" (Mario Soldati)
Text written by Davide Terletti: Sommelier and Official Taster A.I.S. Lombardy
Dense red but with a youthful appearance, you immediately notice a good consistency, the smell is evolving with notes of blackberries and small black fruits, the passage in wood is perceived by the toasted note that slowly opens the way with vanilla, licorice, tobacco and a light animal part. Its entry on the palate is important with a lively and still rough tannin that highlights the structure, spices such as clove and schuan pepper frame a warm and enveloping finish, excellent intense aromatic persistence.
Tasted by Davide Terletti: Sommelier and Official Taster A.I.S. Lombardy
Wine that lends itself to long aging in the bottle.
Taste it at a temperature of 18 °C. It goes perfectly with red meats, game and aged cheeses.