Wine Detail


Wine name:Sassogrosso


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

Wine Producer



Address:Loc. Monterotondo 12, s.p. 408 Km 33.300 53013 Gaiole in Chianti Siena

Owner:Saverio Basagni

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

Agronomist:Saverio Basagni

Oenologist:Saverio Basagni


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.

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Borgo degli Albizi 10,
50122 - Firenze, Italy

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