Tenuta Trerose is an estate in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany comprising a 16th-century villa on slopes leading from Montepulciano town toward the Val di Chiana (Chiana Valley) and Lake Trasimeno. Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOC red wines are made, as is a Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC. Lionello Marchesi built the winery (next to the villa) planting vineyards at high density with machine picking in mind.
Owner: Bertani Domains.
Vineyard area: 2019 103ha of vines (57ha of which are for Vino Nobile) on a 221ha estate. The other vineyards are planted in both native and international varieties.
Picking: Picking starts with vines on ‘arenaria’ followed 10 days later by vines on clay.
Tourism: Borgo Trerose Borgo Trerose (0578.72491) is part of Tenimenti Angelini but is managed independently.
Flauto Bianco: Sauvigon Blanc.
Salterio Bianco: Chardonnay.
Busillis Bianco: 2000 Viognier.
Luto Bianco: Viognier.
Rosso di Montepulciano DOC: 2011 Sweet fruitcake, slightly dull style (Anteprima, 2014).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Tenuta Trerose: 2016 100% Sangiovese. 14% alc.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, La Villa: 1997 Bottled. | 1998 Bottled. | 1999 Bottled.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Villa Romizi: 2010 Smooth fruit and not too extracted (Anteprima, 2014).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Santa Caterina: Andrea Lonardi told me on 28 Feb 2019 that this wine comes ‘from the Santa Caterina Hill. The soils have lacustrine origins (from a lake rather than from the sea), they are sediments of sand and clay. This gives a lighter style of wine which is perfumed, rich and ‘molto settoso’, meaning the tannins are ‘very silky’, and at the back rather than at the forefront of the wine. Lonardi added that typical flavours include ‘white cherry, with a slightly balsamic character, a leafiness, but also spicy, peppery notes with a touch of liquorice (licorice in American English).’ | 2011 100% Sangiovese. Machine picked. Youthful red fruit and vanilla and mint, bright, fresh, decent weight (Anteprima, 2014).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Selezione Simposio: 1997 Bottled. | 1998 Bottled. | 1999 Bottled. | 2013 Smoothish, a little light but perfectly drinkable (Anteprima, 2018).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Simposio: From MPT (Mid-Pleistocene Transition) clay-sands, says Andrea Lonardi, which he says gives a wine with spicey but silky tannins and menthol, not dissimilar to the red wines from parts of Saint-Emilion. | 2008 Sangiovese, 10% Cab and Merlot. | 2009 100% Sangiovese. Seems a bit evolved to me and some fizz too (Anteprima, 2014). | 2011 Bright plum and new oak (Anteprima, 2014). | 2015 Debut vintage as a Riserva (see above for its previous incarnation). | 2016 100% Sangiovese. 14% alc. 18m in botti. Smooth red fruit, open knit, crunchy and clear tasted (Anteprima, 2019).
Toscana Rosso, Motuproprio: See Motuproprio.
Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC: Trebbiano, Grechetto, and Malvasia. Aged for about ten years in the typical caratelli, small chestnut-wood casks.
Fraz. Valiano, Via della Stella 3
I-53040 Montepulciano (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0578.80411 or 0578.724018
Andrea Lonardi, ‘The Soul of Sangiovese Soils, presentation at Tenuta Trerose 14th Feb 2019.
Visit to Trerose on 14th Feb 2019–see above.