Bianchi, a native of San Gimignano, left Tuscany before the Second World War to
seek fortune in the North of Italy. In 1960, he came back to the area for a
wedding and was enchanted by the view from the terrace of Castello di Monsanto:
all the Val d’Elsa with the inimitable backdrop of the Towers of San Gimignano.
It was love at first sight which made him buy the property within a few months.
But if Aldo was bewitched by the landscape, Fabrizio, his son, immediately fell
in love with the wines he found in the cellar. Thanks to a passion for wine
handed down to him by his grandmother, who came from Piedmont, and to an innate
entrepreneurial spirit, Fabrizio, together with the untiring help of his wife
Giuliana, started to plant new vineyards and convert the numerous
farmhouses….and an incredible story of love, passion and joy for wine and
everything concerned with it, starts from here.
Composed of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino, it
is vinified in steel for about 18 days. The maturing lasts 12 months in 50 hl
barrels of Slavonia oak. Finally, it spends the last three-month period of
ageing in glass.