Marco Anselmi’s Montemercurio winery produces very representative Tuscan wines, based on Merlot but above all Sangiovese. They are not interested in internationalization but only in tradition.
The entry on the market of new producers and new labels is obviously a sign of good health, of a positive image on the markets, of wines that like and convince, which maintain or even improve their position over the years and decades. Montepulciano and its Vino Nobile are excellent examples of this phenomenon: the denomination, once almost non-existent when compared with other parts of Tuscany, quickly recovered much of the land lost from the 80s onwards.
Montemercurio , which in a short time has been able to create a very positive reputation, is a classic example of one of the many stories of the Tuscan wine-growing area . The first few hectares of vineyards were planted in the early 1960s by the grandfather of the current producer Marco Anselmi , and the grapes were naturally used for family consumption and, perhaps, moderately sold locally, often not in bottles. Another 7 hectares of vineyards were planted in the early years of the new millennium, obviously in preparation for the launch of a commercial enterprise, and the first labeled bottles appeared with the 2007 vintage.
And, in what can be called both a stroke of luck and an intelligent choice of collaborators, the very talented young wine consultant Emiliano Falsini was called to help with the fermentation and aging of the wines. They arrived on the market at a time when internationalization , the abundant use of Bordeaux grapes in wines and aging, mainly in oak barrels, often new, were the dominant trends.
Montemercurio, invece, scelse un approccio più moderato ed adesso, dieci anni dopo, è diventato ancora più ovvio come fosse una scelta lungimirante. C’è un po’ di Merlot, ma il focus è sul Sangiovese e sull’invecchiamento nella classica botte di quercia più larga. I risultati sono stati eccellenti, e non è una sorpresa: le vigne a 450 metri di altitudine offrono molta freschezza e l’esposizione a sud-ovest assicura molto calore. Questa è un’azienda seria, come dimostrato dal fatto che i vini vengono fatti invecchiare per un lungo periodo prima della messa in vendita: i consumatori sono sicuri che, finchè i vini non sono pronti, non vengono messi sul mercato.
|Denominazione:||Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G.|
|Uve:||80% Sangiovese, 20% made up of Barbera, Canaiolo, Montepulciano and Carmenere|