Fattoria Montellori is an estate located in the olive, pine and vine planted hills of Tuscany. This beautiful family property now controlled by Dr. Alessandro di Nieri contains 20 acres of prime vineyards as well as a large, productive, olive grove.
Dr. di Nieri works primarily with Sangiovese, the famous grape of Chianti, on vineyards which are on average about 200m above sea level. Grapes are grown in clay soil with various minerals and trace elements which give complexity to the finished product. It is aged for a few months in tonneaux (very large oak tanks) which reduces the surface contact with the wood. This means oak is not the main player but rather an assistant in the development of the wine's flavour and texture.