“Experience the Mediterranean Coast of Tuscany”

POINTS OF INTEREST

• Rocca di Montemassi estate is a “milestone” in the history of Maremma.
• The soil, which is predominantly clay-based and is almost devoid of silt, is perfect for allowing the vines to gain access to all their nutrients, whilst also retaining rainwater in the spring so that it can be of use later during very dry spells.
• The area is bathed by the sun’s rays all the way from Montalcino to Bolgheri (by the sea), thus providing the vines and grapes with ideal light.

ESTATE

Name: Rocca di Montemassi
Location: The estate is situated in the heart of the rolling hills in Siena, Tuscany, approximately one mile from the picturesque town of San Gimignano. The property has a total of 49 acres, 37 of which are dedicated to vineyards.
Elevation: 1,150 ft. – 2,150 ft. above sea level.
Soil: Predominately clay-based, which helps the vines absorb nutrients.
Climate: Maritime, characterized by warm days and cool nights. This area is bathed in intense sunlight, providing the vines and grapes with light and creating perfect conditions for stunning wines.
Training System: Cordon Spur or Double Guyot      
Vine Density: 5,000 vines per hectare.
Varietals: Sangiovese, Vermentino, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot

HISTORICAL NOTES

The Etruscans were the first to plant vines in our lands and our ties to the vines have not faded since. In fact, ours vines have been present from the times of the Romans to the Aldobrandeschi, from the Salinbeni to the Bichi and from the Malaspina to the modern times of the 18th century. The Estate, has been the property of the Zonin family since 1999. On the Estate one also finds the “Museum of Rural Civilization”, created by Cavalier Gianni Zonin and his wife Silvana, which represents a major contribution to the Maremma area as well as, bearing witness to the oldest and most authentic traditions of rural culture and civilization in Tuscany.

 

winemaker
Federico Giovannetti