VINEYARD | A noble Pinot Noir in the kingdom of Sangiovese. We are in Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany, at 550 meters above sea level. The vineyard extends for one and a half hectares and is guyot trained, the plants are about 30 years old and sink into medium-textured soils rich in skeleton. The grapes undergo a maceration of about two weeks and then mature in medium-toasted Allier barriques, half of which are new. The name of the wine takes inspiration from the pine forests that embrace the vineyards.
PERSON | Podere Monastero, the same as Alessandro Cellai, owner and oenologist, who grew up at the school of Giacomo Tachis. It all started in the heart of Tuscany in the year 2000, three hectares with attention to the smallest details, which give life to only two wines with artisanal circulation. La Pineta is the result of long studies and journeys to France, on pinot noir clones and the most suitable oak barrels for these soils. Alongside the pinot noir we find Campanaio, a blend of equal parts cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
WINE | Ready and go. Articulated, fresh and complex aromas ranging from notes of cherries and blueberries, with fresh notes of juniper and black pepper, which intertwine with notes of undergrowth. The mouth is fragrant, savoury, rich in fruit but also with delicately spicy sensations, licorice, and orange peel. A vivid salty vein relaunches the sip, giving rhythm to a pleasant and multifaceted drink. The oak is dosed at a sartorial level.