Azienda Agricola Canneto | Estate winery in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany, founded in 1980. Its main wines are Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Rosso di Montepulciano DOC.

Owner | Originally the estate was owned by various wealthy families from Montepulciano, and then to a Roman who sent the grapes to the Montepulciano cooperative (see Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano). In 1987 Canneto was acquired by Ottorino de A­ngelis (see also Talosa) with a group of Swiss partners (Rosemary George MW 2004, p184).

Staff | Winemaker: Ottorino de Angelis. Consulting oenologist: Carlo Ferrini.

Vineyards | Canneto is a 48 hectare (118 acres) estate in the Canneto sub-zone in the northern sector of Montepulciano, near the Tempio di San Biagio (San Biagio Temple) at 350-400 metres (1,150-1,312 feet), and mainly south-west facing.There are 30 hectares (74 acres) of vines.

Wine style | Very technical wines which are surely populist was my conclusion after the Anteprima 2014.

White wines

Toscana Bianco DOC, Calamus | 2013 Malvasia, Riesling, Traminer, Petit Manseng. Steel. No MLF. 2,500 bottles. Pear drops and forthright acidity (Anteprima 2014).

Red wines

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC | 2012 Bright cherryade perfumes, light body (Anteprima 2014).

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG | Aged in 30-50hl Slavonian botti and 500-litre Allier tonneaux. | 2002 Light fruit and quite a bit of new French oak with toast (can feel the lignins), light international style at the consorzio on Tuesday 8th March 2005. | 2008 90% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese), 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. | 2011 Plump, oaky, fluffy red fruit (Anteprima 2014).

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Canneto | 2013 Savoury tannin, plum (Merlot?) fruit (Anteprima 2018).

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Casina di Doro

Sweet wines

A late harvest white was made from Malvasia, Trebbiano and a little Grechetto.

Olive oil

From 4 hectares of olives (9.88 acres).

Contact

Az. Agr. Canneto s.r.l.,

Via dei Canneti, 14

I-53045 Montepulciano (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0578.757737 | www.canneto.com