Fattoria Di Sammontana
Tuscany, Italy

Fattoria di Sammontana is located along a hill bordering the river Arno in the municipality of Montelupo Fiorentino in the heart of Tuscany. Michele Dzieduszycki, a Polish aristocrat, acquired the vineyards and property of a former monastery in 1870. Three generations will pass before his grandson, Massimo, gives a second breath to the estate and accomplishes the tough task of producing great wines. Today, Andrea, the son of Massimo, is at the head of this estate of 35 hectares of vineyards and shares his passion with the new generation of the family. In the same vein, they continue the work of their ancestors and continue to produce high-level Chiantis.

The vines (Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Sauvignon Blanc, Malvasia, Canaiolo, Syrah and Colorino) grow on alluvial soils made of stones and gravel that give character and personality to the wine. Here, synthetic and chemical products do not exist. Energized mixtures (cow manure and silica) are sprayed. Each stage of viticulture will be completed according to the rhythm of the moon. The vinification is practiced as naturally as possible according to the principles of biodynamics. Fermentation in large concrete vats is short, without additions of yeast or enzymes, to give the fruit the freedom to fully express its character. The must does not undergo any filtration or clarification, it is instead subject to tank transfers and load shedding until optimal clarity is achieved.