Podere Il MacchioneDownload
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A tiny 6ha pearl of a Montepulciano property, Podere Il Macchione was first documented in 1750, then became the property of a Roman engineer in the 1940/50s before the young Abram brothers, Simone & Leonardo, of Trento took it over in 2007. Prior to buying the estate, they’d visited many others with their father Paolo, a former physics professor, but it was only Il Macchione that possessed the right ‘vibe’ (energy levels).
At 380m asl in the ‘Caggiole’ zone of Gracciano, their hill overlooks the hospital, on ancient marine clay & sand soils, rich with shellfish fossil deposits. The Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) fruit, now biodynamically farmed, is vinified in a combination of cement, tonneaux & botti grandi. Maceration is between 35 – 45 days depending on the vintage. Production is centred round the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, along with even smaller quantities of Rosso, Riserva & a ‘Brunate’ lookalike called ‘SiLeo’, aged for 4 yrs in oak prior to release.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva
‘SiLeo’ Vino Nobile di Montepulciano