The grapes to produce Toscana Rosso “Montesodi” Frescobaldi were hand-harvested into 15 kilogram crates before being carefully selected on the sorting table, choosing only the healthy and highest quality clusters based on phenolic ripeness. The Toscana Rosso “Montesodi” Frescobaldi fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures lasting 10 days; maceration was defined by tasting and lasted for approximately 30 days. The wine was racked bringing malolactic conversion to a close. Montesodi was aged for 18 months in 30 hectolitre French and Austrian oak casks. Subsequent bottling ageing enabled the maximum expression of elegance.
The vineyard is situated in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area on hills that overlook the river Arno. The balanced combination of altitude, soil and a cool, ventilated microclimate, enables the vines to enjoy ideal conditions for optimum growth. The vineyard covers 18 hectares and is situated at 400 metres above sea level with a south westerly orientation. The soils are dry and rocky limestone with calcareous clay, which are well drained and poor in organic substances. The vines are over 20 years old. They are trained according to the Guyot method and are planted at a density of 5,850 vines per hectare.
Frescobaldi is s Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great wines across six Tuscan estates. Their style brings together tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the local land while focusing on the highest quality grapes for its wines. They own over 1,000 hectares of vineyard, all located in excellent areas for the production of fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, the Frescobaldi name is deeply connected with the history of art, culture, trade, finance and wine in Italy. Gambero Rosso awarded them with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.