MONTECALVI is an organic winery in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, Italy.
BACKGROUND 1988 Renzo Bolli, who was from Umbria, bought the estate as a retirement project with his Irish wife Bernadette. Bolli’s previous a career was in computing. After Renzo died in 1998 his daughter Jacqueline and her husband, Daniel, took over. In 2017 (check date) Jacqueline sold Montecalvi to a London-based Australian.
VINEYARDS hectares (acres).
CERTIFICATION 2003 First vintage with full organic certification.
CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG, MONTECALVI 2013 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Canaiolo. Very nice fruit.1Tasted at the Chianti Classico Anteprima, Stazione Leopolda, Florence on Monday 12th February 2018. 1992 Some VA, needed drinking.2Tasted mid-1990s in London. 1993 Dusty, a little unknit and gritty.3Tasted mid-1990s in London. 1994 Green-tasting.4Tasted mid-1990s in London. 1995 Clean, soft, round, tight tannin.5Tasted mid-1990s in London.
IGT TOSCANA ROSSO 2013 95% Sangiovese (some vines dating to 1932), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 12 mnths in tonneaux. Lovely flavour and texture.6Tasted at the Chianti Classico Anteprima, Stazione Leopolda, Florence on Monday 12th February 2018.
CONTACT Via Citille, 85 / I-50022 Greve in Chianti (FI = Firenze), Italy / Tel+39 055 8544665