Mastrojanni is an estate winery in the hamlet of Castelnuovo dell’Abate in the Montalcino region of Tuscany, Italy. Its main wines are Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Wines are also made under the Sant’Antimo DOC and Moscadello di Montalcino DOC.

Staff | General manager: Andrea Machetti.

Vineyards | 24ha of vines of which 14ha of Rosso di Montalcino, 5ha of Brunello di Montalcino, 3.5ha of Sant’Antimo DOC and 0.5ha of Moscadello. The skyline is dominated by Mount Amiata.

Red wines

Toscana Rosso San Pio | 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese.

Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Mastrojanni2002 Elegant, fresh, nice wood (Benedetto Vino 2005). | 2011 34,350 bottles. Bit warm, quite wild, nice depth and intensity, floral flavour, well made (Benvenuto Brunello 2013). | 2012 31,500 bottles. Not bad, open, flattish, sweetish fruit. Mid-wight, not aggressive (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2013 35,000 bottles. Quite rich sweet savoury, nice length, rich strawberry, plump and round (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2014 Fluid cherry and some confection, nice light pink fruit (Benvenuto Brunello 2016). | 2018 39,000 bottles.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Mastrojanni | 1999 Mix of oak, clear fruit and methoxypyrazines (Benedetto Vino 2005). | 2002 None released. | 2008 29,700 bottles. Savoury style, well made, quite dark, intense, decent depth (Benvenuto Brunello 2013). Dark fruit, new oak, touch over-ripe, southern style (DWWA 2013, Bronze). | 2009 45,000 bottles. Some dry herb mingling in the fruit, bit stretched from the hot season but with decent quality oak as a smoother, well constructed (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2009 Tasted blind: somewhat blurred aromas, dusty ripe fruit, some powdery oak tannins tasted blind at Col d’Orcia 14 June 2014. | 2010 35,000 bottles. Well constructed, sweet tannins, savoury mint and vanilla raspberry, youthful, no excess weight (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2011 Oak yet to settle with fruit that has a light baked aspect (Benvenuto Brunello 2016). | 2014 Slightly chocolatey tannins with a good amount of ripe red fruit in a minor and very savoury key, smooth finish, a good effort (Benvenuto Brunello 2019). | 2015 58,000 bottles.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Vigna Schiena d’Asino | A single vineyard wine rather than a Riserva. Maurizio Castelli told me on Sunday 28th Sept 2014 (having called Andrea Machetti) that Schiena d’Asino was planted in 1975. 1ha (2.47 acres). 2,800 vines/ha. South-east and south-west facing on a ridge towards the Orcia river. 300 metres (1,247 feet). Sunny hill site, like a donkey’s back, hence the name. Rocky. Clay-limestone. More austere, more traditional style of wine compared to the Vigna Loreto. Vintages: 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008. | 2009 8,000 bottles. Open red fruit and vanilla, tight tannins, rich but not heavy fruit (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2010 14.5%. 4,500 bottles.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Vigna Loreto | 2008 8,600 bottles. Violets, evolving nose (DWWA 2013. Bronze.) | 2010 8,000 bottles. Strawberry aromas, succulent smooth red fruit (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2011 Nice and wild, plenty of fruit (Benvenuto Brunello 2016). | 2015 8,000 bottles.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, Mastrojanni | 2014 Released. | 1988 Released. | 1990 Released. | 1993 Released. | 1995 Released. | 1998 Released. | 1998 Nice depth, sweet fruit but elegant and well handled (Benedetto Vino 2005).

Sweet white wines

Moscadello di Montalcino DOC Vendemmia Tardiva


Poderi Loreto e San Pio

Loc San Pio e Loreto

I-53024 Castelnuovo dell’Abate (SI = Siena)

Tel+39 0577.835681 |