La Calonica, estate winery in Fraz. Valiano in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany. It makes Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOC red wines, and a Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC.

Owner: Dott Fernando Cattani.

Background: Founded in 1973 by the Cattani family.

Staff: Andrea Mazzoni was consulting here in the early 2000s.

Estate vineyards: 45ha on the border of the provinces of Siena and Arezzo, in the communes of Montepulciano and Cortona. Roughly 350 metres. Close to Lake Trasimeno. 65% Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) and Canaiolo Nero. The rest comprises Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc. A small amount of Malvasia Bianca, Trebbiano Toscano and Grechetto Bianco are destined for the Vin Santo DOC di Montepulciano.

Olive trees: 300 olive trees.

White wines

Cortona DOC Bianco, Don Giovanni:

Red wines

Cortona DOC Sangiovese, Calcinaio:

Cortona DOC Sangiovese, Grifalco:

Cortona DOC Merlot, Signorelli:

Cortona DOC Syrah, Arnth:

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC2012 Decent simple fruit at 32 Viale Piave, Torrenieri in early 2014 (bottle given to Emanuela for Xmas 2013 by one of her clients).

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, La Calonica:

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, San Venerio:

Sweet wines

Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC: 70% Malvasia, 20% Trebbiano, 10% Pulcinculo (Grechetto).


La Calonica

Fraz. Valiano

Via della Stella 27 I-53045 Montepulciano (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0578.724119 |