Villa Monte Rico | Estate winery in the commune of Suvereto (see Suvereto DOCG). It makes wine under the Val di Cornia DOC. The estate worked with Richards Walford in the UK.

Background | Acquired in 1971 by Gunther Reichenberg, who chose the Italian version of his surname as title of the estate. Reichenberg is German, but worked in Switzerland as an economist. Aline and Paula Reichenberg now run the estate.

Staff | Consultant: Federico Staderini.

Vineyards | 2.3ha.

Red wines

Val di Cornia Rosso DOC, Villa Monterico | 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot.

Val di Cornia Rosso DOC, Grappolo | Villa Monte Rico make a varietal Sangiovese ‘which reflects the ripeness and juiciness of which the grape is capable at these low altitudes,’ (Nicolas Belfrage: 2003, p.155).

Contact

Tenuta Villa Monterico

Loc. Poggio al Cerro, I-57028 Suvereto (LI = Livorno), Italy

Tel+39 0565.829550

Bibliography

Nicolas Belfrage MW, From Barolo to Valpolicella—The Wines of Northern Italy (Faber & Faber, 1999).

Nicolas Belfrage MW, From Brunello to Zibibbo—The Wines of Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy (2nd edition, London, 2003).

Nicolas Belfrage MW, Life Beyond Lambrusco (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985)