The Montecucco DOC, located in the southern sub-region Maremma, between the prestigious Brunello Di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano appellations was created in 2010. Many experts agree that it is the new sub-region to watch in Tuscany. The terroir is beautiful and the climate perfect for high quality viticulture. The excellent wines which are being produced here are attracting the attention of a growing number of wine enthusiasts who are looking for exceptional value for their money. As is mostly the case in Tuscany, the wines are mainly composed of Sangiovese, but several estates are also experimenting with international varietals such as Merlot or Cabernet as they adapt well to Maremma’s terroir.
Maremma is one of Italy’s most interesting wine-growing areas. Mainly known for its cattle farms and nature parks, it is now the center of a thriving wine business. The soils are mainly composed of shale and limestone, and the proximity of the ocean helps to temper the hot summers.
Gambero Rosso - 2 glasses, Roccapesta 2011 Bibenda wine guide 2015 - 4 Clusters, Roccapesta 2011
Gambero Rosso 2015 - 3 red glasses out of 3, Calestaia 2010 Gambero Rosso 2016 - 3 red glasses out of 3, Calestaia 2011 Good Wines of Italy 2015 - Gold Crown, Calestaia 2010 Good Wines of Italy 2016 - Gold Crown, Calestaia 2011 Bibenda wine guide 2015 - 3 Clusters out of 3, Calestaia 2010
Gambero Rosso 2017 - 3 Bicchieri, Ad Agio 2012 Vini di Veronelli 2015 - 3 stars, 90 pts, Ad Agio 2011 Wine Enthusiast, 86 pts, Ad Agio 2011