19 Maggio 2019
San Donato Vineyards
This vineyard, planted in 2010, overlooks the medieval settlement of San Donato in Poggia (from which it has “stolen” its name) and welcomes all who arrive at the Montecchio Estate. It forms a picturesque and exquisite carpet that brings the guest’s eye towards the 19th century Manor house that belonged to the noble Marquises Torrigiani of Florence. The exposure, geological and microclimatic characteristics make it the perfect vineyard for il Sangiovese that you can find in our Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Pietracupa IGT and Etrusco IGT.
5 hectares, 42 ares, 91 centares

Plants per hectare

Type of training
spurred cordon


Position and exposure
210° south west
From 390 to 410 metres above sea lev

Type of terrain
  • Monteverdi Marittimo formation
  • undersea plain flysch from the Cretaceous age
  • calcareous marl and sandstone layers
  • large clasts present over a metre in size

Regular Agricultural Activity
  • unmechanised land management with spontaneous grassing
  • only organic fertilizers
  • manual winter pruning
  • pre-flowering shoot selection
  • early de-leafing during flower

Type of harvesting
Hand picking and subsequent mechanical picking

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