Fontecanese is the term used to refer to the terroir that influences the Cabernet Sauvignon wines from which this wine comes, planted on Galestro soils at 1,236 feet in elevation on the Montepo estate. Fermented with native yeast, it's imminently fresh and balanced between fruit, herbs, saline mineral notes, and acid tension. Pure black fruit and spiced plums mingle with cherry, blackberry, cassis, wild fennel, cigar box, and five-spice powder. Full-bodied with extremely fine, powdery tannins and unimaginable length. Exceptional and cellarworthy.
Farming MethodSustainable Practices
Shop All Wines Jacopo Biondi Santi Castello di Montepò Cabernet Sauvignon Fontecanese Toscana 2019
We scored first access to these wines here in the USA – perhaps the most collectible new Italian wine to hit the market in quite some time! Super limited!
100% cabernet sauvignon is incredibly rare for Italy, and this is just jaw-dropping! Big, flashy, but not oaky, and with a gorgeous balance and purity…you’ll be blown away! Powerful cherry kirsch notes, with blueberries, black plums, blackberries, cinnamon, Chinese 5 spice, and smoldering sage, plus hints of fennel and clove – so utterly complex, so fresh, this is a STUNNER! 100 points and an absolute MUST for any cab-lover.
About the Producer
Castello di Montepò was purchased in the 1980s, and meticulously planted by Jacopo Biond-Santi. Only about 10 miles from the Mediterranean Sea, and twenty miles south of Montalcino, this stunning property shares the famous galestro soils of Chianti, with a mixture of silt, and clay deposits that add diversity to the myriad blocks spread over 120+ acres of vineyards. Jacopo’s son, Tancredi, heads up the project today, guided by his father and a passion to create a new benchmark for Maremma. This is THE winery to watch in Tuscany.