Grand Cru Selections

Monteraponi Current Releases

Monteraponi Current Releases

 

Chianti Classico

95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo. Fermentation takes place in cement tanks, followed by about 25 days of maceration. The wine is aged exclusively in large oak for about 16 months and is bottled without being fined or filtered.

The vines are planted in soils that are full of calcareous stones, rich in marl and schist.
 

Chianti Classico Riserva Il Campitello

90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino. Il Campitello comes from a 40-plus-year-old vineyard, the oldest vines at Monteraponi. The soil is rocky and schistous. Fermentation takes place in cement tanks, followed by a maceration of around 45 days. The wine is aged in large oak barrels for around 26 months, and is bottled without being fined or filtered.

Il Campitello and Baron' Ugo are distinctly different crus and give very different expressions. Campitello is perhaps the more classic representation of what is understood to be a Chianti Classico.
 

Toscana Rosso Baron'Ugo

90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino.  Baron' Ugo is on average a 40 year old vineyard planted in a marl and limestone/clay based soil. Fermentation takes place in cement tanks, followed by a maceration of around 45 days. The wine is aged in 3,000 liter oak barrels for 36 months, and is bottled without being fined or filtered.

The first vintage of Baron'Ugo was 2006 but the vineyard's history as a single vineyard bottling goes back to 1974. From 2006 to 2011 the wine was a Chianti Classico Riserva. In the 2012, which has been very particular vintage, the color was very light and alcohol was only 12.5%. As a result, the consortium did not grant it Chinati Classic Riserva status. Since then Michele has labeled it an IGT Toscano Rosso and not applied for a higher designation. The winemaking has stayed the same since the first vintage with the only change being since the 2012 it has been bottled in a Burgundy shaped bottle.