Appellation:MALVASIA TOSCANA IGT
Zone:Gaiole in Chianti (Siena)
Vineyard extension (hectares):0.4
Blend:75% Malvasia del Chianti 15% Malvasia di Candia 10% Trebbiano Toscano
Vineyard age (year of planting):Malvasia del Chianti 2012 Malvasia di Candia 2012 Trebbiano Toscano 2012
Soil Type:galestro (clayey schist) and sandstone
Altitude:574 meters above sea level
Colour:Light straw yellow
Nose:Intense, white flowers, peach
Flavour:Dry, fresh, the floral and fruity tones return in the aftertaste
Serving temperature (°C):10-12
Match with:as an aperitif, vegetable and fish soup, fish dishes, Asian cuisine
Average no. bottles/year:2,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:7-8
Vinification and ageing
Destemming, cold maceration with the skins for 24 hours then the must is racked off. Fermentation in steel with temperature control. The wine then matures in steel from October till the following February. Bottling
Address:Loc. Monterotondo 12, s.p. 408 Km 33.300 53013 Gaiole in Chianti Siena
Year of establishment:1959
Total annual production:15000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):3.9
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):0.5ha Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and Colorino 0.4ha Malvasia del Chianti, Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Trebbiano Toscano 3ha Sangiovese
Vine training system:
Cultivation method in the vineyard:Grass cover is left on the aisles between the rows of vines
Type of viticulture:Certified Organic
Harvest period:After the 10th of October
The estate is located within the heart of the Chianti country, in Gaiole, and the homestead dates back to 1056.
Monterotondo was established in 1959 by the grandfather of the present owner, Saverio Basagni, after which it became a hobby for Saverio’s father. Since 1994 Saverio and his wife Fabiana manage the property as their principal activity.
All the vineyards were replanted and now the vineyard extension is 3.9 hectares. 3 hectares are planted with Sangiovese and 0.5 hectares are planted with Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and olorino (these 3.5 hectares are all within the Chianti Classico appellation). An extension of 0.4 hectares is planted with white grape varieties, Malvasia del Chianti, Malvasia di Candia Aromatica and Trebbiano Toscano.
The cellar has been completely renovated over the years and it is equipped with stainless steel vats and a bottling plant. The wines rest for a period of 12 months in oak casks of a capacity of 7.5 and 10 Hectolitres.
The philosophy of the estate is to make excellent wine without the use of chemicals, in fact Monterotondo is certified organic since 2003.