The Grigia Griccioli family dates back to 1345 and has worked the lands (terre) for centuries. Hence Terre della Grigia. In
the current Montechiaro estate was developed and what you see today- vineyards and villas with an expansive view of Siena and countryside. Most importantly, the lands produce rich, fruitful grapes that are proucing an assortment of wonderful wines orchestrated by the talented winemaker and owner, Alessandro Griccioli.
Careful attention to detail permeates all their wines (and fabulous olive oil) producing a range of wines from sangiovese grapes: Chianti, Rosé, and a delectable Chianti Reserva. However, not to be missed is the artful and unique white wine - Arteliquida - a blend of Viognier and Malvasia. The estate warmly welcomes visitors and also has a retail shop inside the 13th century Monteriggione Castle. (not to be missed!) It's open all year round and absolutely worth a visit.
Our native Tuscan vines give us this red wine with typical aromas of violet, plum, red cherry and balsamic notes of laurel. A perfect wine for daily dining, with medium persistence, elegant tannins and balance. It pairs well with white and red meats, prosciutto and other cured meats, and medium-aged cheeses.
The Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva honors these territories with a highly selective, limited production, by choosing only the very best Sangiovese grapes. Notes of violet, marasca cherry, plum, and sweet spices blend together with great balance and delicate persistence. This wine pairs beautifully with wild game and aged cheeses. It can continue to mature in the bottle for three or four more years.SCENTS: Violet, marasca cherry, plum, and sweet spices TASTE: Spicy and tannic; it is balanced and persistent FOOD PAIRING: Wild game and aged cheese
Amber in color with golden highlights, this after dinner treat has an intense aromas with ample nutty notes along with a perceptible presence of figs, plums, and toasted almonds, a nose of great complexity with a sweet and spicy personality, completely fused in its various elements and impeccably clean. The palate is very balanced between a tonic acidity and a sweetness which gives suppleness and roundness, an enveloping texture, and a long and fascinating finish and aftertaste. Food Pairing: Enjoy with typical Siena Biscotti (Cantucci, Ricciarelli and Pan Forte), Cheese. Alcohol content: 16% vol.
Intense nose with complex notes of blackberry and raspberry, tobacco and cinnamon spice, and flavors of dark chocolate. This wine is 100% Malvasia Nera, which at times is used to blend with Sangiovese, here winemaker Alessandro Griccioli renders it with balance and subtle tannin.
The Tenuta di Montechiaro, in the heart of Tuscany, overlooks the ancient town of Siena. The estate has been producing olives since the year 1760. Today, after fifteen generations, 2000 olive trees grow at Montechiaro; the most profused variety is the Coreggiolo, which renders a very sweet, creamy and buttery olive oil. Other varieties include Leccino, Felciaio and Moraiolo which lend the balance that creates the full-bodied flavor of the best Tuscan extra virgin olive oils. These olives are harvested by hand between the months of November and December when they are still slighly inder-ripe. The olives are immediately pressed in a modern "Frantoio" (olive mill).
Shipping Late November
The estate’s signature wine, presenting a splendid ruby color with hints of crimson, and great consistency. Full bodied and robust, with a noble bouquet of violet, marasca cherry, blackberry, sweet spices, and coffee, with notes of tobacco. It pairs well with rich, flavorful foods, wild game, and herbed cheeses. It can continue to mature for five more years.
Straw yellows trimmed by golden reflexes. Complex and elegant, with fruited recognition passion fruit, floreal recognition of iris, orange flower, a delicated almond and pepper flavour, and a light herbaceus scent of mown grass and caper flower
TASTE: Great mineral structures, nice acid balance, long tasting persistance, honey aftertaste
FOOD PAIRING: Roasted meats, game, aged cheese
If you think great rosés only come from France, think again. This rosé always gets great reviews - for its taste of fresh cherries, raspberry and strawberry rolled into one. Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, this rosé always stands out.