Montecalvi Winery is now owned by the Drake family, owners of Collalto in the Adelaide Hills region of Australia. We have set about upgrading and updating the vineyard, restoring the old vines (possibly the oldest vineyard in Tuscany) and replanting with indigenous Italian varieties. We are a certified organic estate and all that we do is with an eye towards sustainable farming in the vineyard and making wines (and olive oil) that are the best reflection of our particular place in our particular part of Tuscany.
“Our wines have very little added and nothing taken away. Winemaking pared down to a minimum.” James Drake, owner.
Montecalvi Chianti Classico 2016 – Chianti Classico is Sangiovese’s viticultural epicentre and Montecalvi’s Chianti Classico is the beating heart of our estate. Sangiovese is one of a handful of varieties able to produce wines that express boundless complexity and abundant elegance in equal measure. This wine is made almost entirely from Sangiovese from our Montecalvi and Vigna Nuova vineyards, complemented by a small percentage of Canaiolo. This wine sees around 30 days in stainless steel tank, 18 months in French oak tonneaux and six months in bottle prior to release. The wine is elegant, poised, and eminently drinkable now but with cellaring potential.