Montechiaro Arteliquida Bianco 2022
Arteliquida is a one-of-a-kind project that brings together art and wine to visually represent the many aspects of the world of wine while highlighting both content and artistic expression. This unique Super Tuscan white wine blends rare grape varieties, including Trebbiano, Malvasia Bianca, French Viognier, and the rare Manzoni (RieslingxPinot Bianco), connecting Tuscan heritage with the wider world. Each grape variety contributes to the wine’s unique character: Trebbiano forms the backbone, Malvasia offers body, Viognier brings perfume and roundness, and Manzoni provides the aromatic profile. The label is a reinterpretation of the traditional bottle and glass concept, with the two intertwined in a single shape that appears as both an emptying bottle and a refilling glass. Arteliquida is truly a masterpiece that blends wine and art.
GRAPE VARIETY: Trebbiano 30%, Malvasia bianca 30%, Viognier 30%, Manzoni bianco 10%.
ZONE: Tenuta di Montechiaro – Siena. Alcohol: 13% Vol.
VINEYARDS: Selection from Vigna Montechiarone (3ha, S-O, planted in 2014) and Vigna Poggio ai Tordi (3ha, S-O, planted in 2012).Certified Organic Farming from 2010.
SOIL: clay-limestone and sedimentary sand with marine fossils and shells.
WINEMAKING & PAIRING Manual Harvest with small crates. Immediate destemming and criomaceration. Fermentation in steel vats and separate aging in steel
BOTTLES: 6000 bottles, 0, 75 l – 500 cases
TASTING PROFILE Color: Straw yellow trimmed by golden reflexes. Aromas: On the nose, it offers a bouquet of pineapple, , and grapefruit with balsamic notes of propolis and royal jelly. Taste: The palate is fresh and balanced and the finish explodes in a chalky minerality. Serving Temperature: 14 ° C
FOOD PAIRING It pairs perfectly with creamy cheese e burrata, shrimp,s and mayonnaise, white truffle or pesto pasta, chicken ragout, oysters and lobster with lard.
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The Montechiaro’ s villa was built in XVII century by Bianchi Bandinelli’ s family and later the Griccioli’s family acquired it thanks to the motherly branch. The building has an imposing dimension: the front, which overlooks the big garden, is composed of two floors decorated with frames. In the middle of the front is located the main door, set within a semicircular arch. The building conserved the same appearance from the age of Romagnoli, who painted the villa with the garden and the adjacent grove. The estate also has a small neo-classical chapel. The front of the building is defined by a tympanum and columns.
As a passionate wine producer, chef, qualified Sommelier (Wset, Ais), and photographer, Alessandro opens the doors of the ‘family owned’ Small Boutique Organic Winery in Chianti. Since 2005 he implemented a general modernisation of the traditional company structures and established the new brand Montechiaro ANNO DOMINI 345.