Villa Sant’Anna is an estate winery in Frazione Abbadia in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany. It is part of a larger property owned for about two hundred years by the family of Simona Ruggeri Fabroni. Her daughters are Anna and Margherita. Red wines are made under the Chianti DOCG, Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. A Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC is also made.
Sales: 2019 Italy and USA are the main markets.
Vineyards: 70 hectares (173 acres) of land of which 15 hectares (37 acres) are vines. The vineyards are in the Ascianello and Il Greppo sub-zones of Montepulciano. Altitude of 300 metres (984 feet). Soil contains some sand and gravel (the rest, presumably, is clay). There are 8 hectares (19.8 acres) for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, 1.5 hectares (3.7 acres) for Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, 3 hectares (7.4 acres) for Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG and 0.35 hectares (acres) for Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC. Vine density of 3,000 vines per hectare (1,214 vines per acre).
Winery: Underground barrel cellars at a constant temperature.
Vigna Il Vallone: 1995 Bottled.
Chianti Colli DOCG: 1994 Bottled.
Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG: Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo, Colorino and Merlot 10%.
Rosso di Montepulciano DOC: 2011 | 80% Sangiovese, 10% each Canaiolo & Merlot. Figgy nose, hint of funk? Bit sweet and sour. No medal (DWWA 30th April 2013). | 2011 Aged in a mix of new and old wood. Musty, dirty, vegetal (Anteprima, 2014). | 2016 Very soft, Christmas pudding, easy style (Anteprima, 2019).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG: 2009 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Canaiolo. Animal, evolved, baked apple, drying out (DWWA 1st May 2013). 14 Points. No medal. | 2010 Musty and dirty, thick and inelegant tasted blind (Anteprima 2014). | 2014 Modernist dark fruit nose; smooth and fluid new oak, wine-by-the-glass in terms of weight (Anteprima, 2018). | 2016 Exotic Ferrini style fruit and duvet softness (Anteprima, 2019).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Poldo: Not a riserva but a selection of the best grapes. Sangiovese 90%, Mammolo, Canaiolo, Colorino and Merlot 10%. Twenty-seven months in small and medium size French oak barrels. | 2007 6,000 bottles. Baked nose (Anteprima, 2014). | 2010 The next vintage after 2007.
Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC: 40% each Malvasia and Trebbiano, 20% Grechetto.
Via della Resistenza
53040 Montepulciano (SI), Italy
Tel+39 0578.708017 | Website: www.villasantanna.it