Monte Bernardi, Italia Ti Adoro - 1 LiterRegular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Variety: Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, Nero D'Avola, Montepulciano.
Even though the estate Monte Bernardi dates back to 1085 in the region of Panzano in Tuscany, Michael Schmelzer and family purchased the estate in 2003 and have been making beautiful Sangiovese-based wines and olive oil ever since. The property’s vineyards are situated in the hilly, southern-most region of Panzano, an area that has been acknowledged as one of the “Grand Crus” of Chianti Classico. Most of the vineyards are more than 40 years old. Before 1992, the grapes were sold to neighboring farms. The Schmelzer family, originally from Michigan, purchased Monte Bernardi in 2003. As winemaker, Michael has invested time, love and money in the vineyards, the winery and villa. The property was certified biodynamic in 2004.
This liter bottle is a celebration of Italy! It is a new style fashioning of the fiasco bottle, (remember those bottles in the straw basket?) The wine takes the party a step further by sourcing grapes from three different regions: Sangiovese and other Tuscany varieties, Montepulciano from Marche, and several varieties from Sicily—Frappatto, Nero d’Avola, and Nerello Mascalese. Since the liter bottle gives you an extra glass, enjoy over dinner with a group.