The vines and olive groves of the Sammontana slope gently down the hill that borders the east side of the Arno valley in Montelupo Fiorentino, just 20km. from Florence. 13 hectares of vineyards and more than 3,000 olive trees are planted between 70 and 150 meters above sea level. The Dzieduszycki family believes that the alluvial soil, full of stones, gravel and pebbles, is what gives the most character and personality to their wines.
In 1870, the entire property and adjacent church, once the property of the Medici family, were bought by a Polish nobleman, Michele Dzieduszycki. He was living at the Imperial Court in Vienna, but loved to spend long stretches in the Tuscan countryside. His son, Maurizio, eventually married an Italian woman and moved permanently to Tuscany. Maurizio’s son, Massimo, developed an agricultural property devoted to high quality wine and olive oil. Four generations later, Andrea (son of Massimo), is continuing his family’s legacy and has taken the reign at the property. Today, their Chianti is certified organic and is a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino and Canaiolo.
- 2012 Chianti “Fattoria di Sammontana”, Toscana