Montenidoli, 'Il Templare' Toscana IGT 2016Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
Variety: Vernaccia, Trebbiano, Malvasia
The estate is located just outside of the famed tower city of San Gimignano on the western border of the Chianti zone in Tuscany. The estate dates back to Roman times and there are stories of the Knights Templar utilizing the property for meetings and ceremonies. Elisabetta and her husband bought the property in the 60’s, bringing it back to life from its abandoned state. The couples’ profound respect for the land has always been the focus—farming sustainably and using what nature gives them every vintage. Elisabetta’s soul is caring and driven. She is a hard worker, and her mission is to leave this small place on earth better than the way she found it. She still travels the world pouring her wines telling stories.
This wine is an ode to the Knights Templare who lived at the Montenidoli estate.The wine is made the way they would have done, combining Vernaccia, Trebbiano and Malvasia into a blend that has a lengthy ageing process. Templare ages in French barrique for 12 months and an additional year in glass-lined cement, and stil yet, more time in bottle before its release. This is a wine to age, must like the tale of the Knights for which it is named.