Mastrojanni – Montalcino
Mastrojanni winery (www.mastrojanni.com) was settled in 1976 by the eponymous family and is widely recognized today as one of the historical producers in Montalcino. Estate vineyards span over 44 Ha, concentrated in the southeastern part of Montalcino, locality Podere San Pio / Loreto, close to Castelnuovo dell’Abate.
In this area Sangiovese grapes benefit from a mild and dry micro-climate, influenced by the nearby mount Amiata, an extinguished volcano. Soils are rich in gravel and clay, lie on limestone-based bedrock and afford plain south/south-east exposure.
This unique terroir combined with the time-tested savoir-fair of the Mastrojanni family makes for a most distinctive, classic and long-lived style of Brunello di Montalcino. Brunello from Castelnuovo dell’Abate is renowned for its masculine aromatic profile, exhibiting profound aromas of black plums, cinnamon, pipe tobacco and game. All wines at Mastrojanni age in 100% Slavonia oak casks (30 to 50 Hl), except Toscana Igt ‘San Pio’ a Supertuscan wine that takes some French oak.
Along with a handful of other families native of Montalcino and committed to viticulture since the early 70′s (such as Talenti, Lisini, Cinelli-Colombini, Costanti, Barbi and Biondi-Santi), Mastrojanni represents a solid milestone in the history of Montalcino and its great Sangiovese-based wines. A further proof of the complete dedication of the Mastrojanni family to quality viticulture is the high quality of the Rosso di Montalcino, consistently among the appellation’s finest vintage by vintage.