Direttore del Castello di Monterinaldi
Monterinaldi Winery has been owned by the Ciampi family since Commander Remo Ciampi bought the company in 1961 when it was a sharecropping area. His work experience was in the insurance business, but he had a great passion for the countryside of his native Tuscany. In fact, when he decided to buy the property, his primary interest was in the Villa Pesanella (still at the center of the company) that he saw as a country residence to retreat to on weekends to enjoy its tranquility. But once he got a taste of the land and cultivation he decided to bring his whole family to Tuscany to begin the adventure in making wine. The first wine that was produced after he purchased the land was the 1967 Reserve of which we still have about a hundred bottles. It was a Reserve because originally only a few bottles were to be produced, and only Reserve (the year it was produced was in the early 70s).
For about 50 years the production remained very limited, the Sangiovese grape was grown but then sold to other great wineries in the Chianti Classico area to make their best productions. We often say that with our Sangiovese we have made other great brands of Chianti Classico! After his father’s death in late 2000, his son Daniele decided to begin to plan the gradual growth of the bottled product. It all began to take shape at the end of 2011: all labels and packaging were renewed with the image of the turtle on the Chianti Classico. It symbolizes the long journey made in the 50 years of production, from not seeing the road until reaching the recent years where the turtle’s head finally out form his shell…slow but also perseverance: SLOW AND STEADY!