19 Maggio 2019
Ivo Nuti and his family
Ivo Nuti. Down-to-earth, frank and direct. Sometimes gruff, but always ironic and ready to joke. He profoundly understood the meaning of the word gratitude. A true Tuscan, whose roots went deep into the Tuscan soil. Just like a good Chianti Classico.

Born in the Fiorentine borough of Cerreto Guidi (or, as he liked to recall with tongue in cheek immodesty “born near Leonardo da Vinci’s house” to underline the “genius” of Tuscan intellect) he spent his life following two passions that were, at the same time, his work and his pastime: the tanneries of Santa Croce sull’Arno and the Montecchio Estate. Here in 1973 his 40 year adventure began and today it is carried on with the same enduring passion by his wife Maria and his sons Andrea, Fabrizio and Riccardo.

What Montecchio Estate is today is all to his credit.
Once Ivo and Maria had furnished and decorated the main Villa with taste and elegance he, with great patience, dedicated himself to developing the rest of the property. Thanks to exhaustive and painstaking agronomical and geological analysis of the areas around the Villa, the oldest vineyards were renewed and new ones created. This allowed for an expansion in the range and quality of our wines. Then followed the restoration of the cellars, bringing them back to the past splendor of the Torrigiani period and the creation of a large, new cellar where tradition and new oenological techniques could meet. Meanwhile, during the 90s, with an eye to enhancing all this territory’s tradition, the Antica Fornace (oven) for terracotta was reopened - it was closed in the 60s after centuries of activity - it is now possible to admire true craftsmen create timeless handmade objects. Subsequently il Frantoio (olive press) was realized, bringing every stage of production into the business.
Then in 2004 there was a further innovation when Fattoria Montecchio opened its doors to all those Tuscany and Chianti lovers who wish to know and live the business on a daily basis and not only through its products. Now guests can enjoy an absolutely relaxing break in the heart of Chianti country, staying in our Agriturismo that has been created in one of the many farmhouses. Lastly we have also made our Tasting Rooms open to the public where you can buy or sample our products in complete harmony with the surroundings.

And we´ve not finished growing yet...

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