Montefioralle is an organic winery in the eponymously name locality (‘frazione’) in Greve-in-Chianti in th Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, Italy. Red wines are made under the Chianti Classico DOCG. A Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC is also made.
Owner: Alessia Sieni (sic). Lorenzo Sieni.
Staff: 2020: Consultant oenologist: Elisabetta Barbieri. Vineyards: Paolo Bertoni.
Background: The winery was established in 1964 by Renato Sieni, who, upon retirement, took over the management of the vineyards that had been run for centries by the villa (Catholic) priest. Helped by his son Fernando, Renato planted new grapevines and started producing a Chianti Classico wine called Santo Stefano a Montefioralle. This is how the production of Chianti Classico, granted by the local parish, started in Montefioralle. After the church administration finally decided to give up the vineyard in the 1990s, the Sieni family immediately bought it. Now Fernando’s eldest daughter, Alessia, is the official owner of the estate and the winery. She runs the estate with her brother Lorenzo and her father.
Vineyards: 2020 3 hectares (7.41 acres) plus 1 hectare planted in 2018 (2021: 4ha in production). ‘Very calcareous, lots of alberese,’ I was told at the Anteprima (2020).
Organic certification | 2019 First vintage with full organic certification.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Montefioralle: 2015 90% Sangiovese, 6% Canaiolo Nero, 4% Colorino. Moreish, warm-tasting, light but fluid (Anteprima 2018). | 2016 90% Sangiovese, 6% Canaiolo Nero, 4% Colorino. Good vintage for the estate. Lovely fluidity, youthful, clear, well made (Anteprima 2019). | 2017 Hot, dry season. 90% Sangiovese, 6% Canaiolo Nero, 4% Colorino.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Montefioralle: 2014 90% Sangiovese, 6% Canaiolo Nero, 4% Colorino. Lacked a bit of charm (Anteprima 2018). | 2015 Lovely depth, plenty of dark fruit, really well constructed (Anteprima 2019).
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Montefioralle: 100% Sangiovese.
Montefioralle, Toscana Rosso IGT: Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, plus Sangiovese. 12m in oak barrels.
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC, Montefioralle
Azienda Agricola Montefioralle
Via Montefioralle, 49
I-50022 Greve in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel:+39 055 853538 | www.montefioralle.wine