Metinella is an estate winery in the southern sector of the Montepulciano region of Tuscany. It makes Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOC red wines. A Vin Santo del Chianti DOC is also made. Metinalla was created in 2015, by combining two vineyards in the Montepulciano DOCG.
Owner: Stefano Sorlini. From Brescia, north Italy. He does safety checks on helicopters and small aeroplanes.
Staff: Winemaker: Andrea Mazzoni (left in 2019). Roberto de Frassino consulting in 2020. | Viti: Dania Conciarelli.
Vineyards: 2018 18 hectares in in two areas, in the area of Montepulciano town, and in the Cervognano sub-region of Montepulciano. Sangiovese (4,500 vines per ha). Mammolo, Colorino, Canaiolo. 350 metres. Pliocene era soils. Plots Poggio: 4,000 vines per ha. Melo: 3,000 vines per ha. Parce: 3,000 vines per ha. | 2020 25ha of land of which 21ha of vines, 2ha olives.
Vineyard names: Pietra del Diavolo. Parce. Fosso Lupaio. Vigna Destra. Vigna sinistra. Melo. Laghetto. Marmo. Pioppetta. Fondo. Ulivetto. Poggetto. Ettaro. Vecchia.
Winemaking: 100% hand picked. From 2016 red wines ferment in stainless steel (I suppose), and age in 225-litre barrels or 50hl wooden vats.
Ombra, Toscana Bianca: 100% Sangiovese (vilified as a white wine).
Rossorosso, Toscana Rosso IGT: Cabernet Sauvignon from both the estate’s production zones (Montepulciano, Cervognano). 3 plots. at differing altitudes. | 2016 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 13% alc. 24m in oak. Bit green, light (Anteprima 2020).
Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Rossodisera: 2017 13.5% alc. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo. 8m in large oak. Sappy (Anteprima 2020).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Metinella 142-4: The plot 142 – parcel 4 has always been named Pietra Del Diavolo Vineyard (“Devil’s rock”) (see also Croce de Febo). It is a vineyard that extends for about 2 hectares around the winery. The particularity of this vineyard is given by a soil with rocky layers just a few centimeters from the surface, forcing the roots of the vines to expand in width rather than dee. The vineyard are between 20 and 25 years old (2,277 vines per ha) and it benefits of a favorable exposure. Franco argilloso limoso soil. This takes place at a controlled temperature of about 27 °C with a 15 days stay in the must. The prolongation of the fermentation days allows a complete extraction of aromas and relative shades of color. Malolactic conversion and wood aging take place in 25 HL oak barrels for 24 months. The subsequent stop in glass allows this wine to enhance all its characteristics acquired during its life cycle. | 2015 90% Sangiovese, 5% each Canaiolo, Mammolo. 14% alc. 18m on oak vats of 25-50hl. Savoury fruit and tannin, traditional style, appealing (Anteprima 2018).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Burberosso: 2015 13.5%. Fermented at 27°C. MLF. Then to wood: Lovely, complete Vino Nobile, pure, savoury (Anteprima 2018).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Burberosso: 2015 14%alc. Bricky, some green tannins (Anteprima 2020).
Vin Santo del Chianti DOC, Ora: Malvasia Lunga Bianca Toscana, Trebbiano Toscano, Grechetto.
Other products: Grappa di Nobile di Montepulciano, Finoinfondo. | Extra virgin olive oil Verdeoro.
Via Fontellelera, 21/A
I-53045 Montepulciano (SI), Italy
Tel+39 0578 799139 | www.metinella.it