The small picturesque village of Montenero d’Orcia is a fitting backdrop for the grand ambitions of the Kunert cousins – to craft authentic, elegant, honest Sangiovese-based wines uniting traditional winemaking knowledge with more modern techniques. Their deep appreciation and respect for the region and the land encouraged the collaboration with Gianni Bartolommei, experienced cellar master and “son” of Montenero, and Jacopo Vagaggini, an emerging talent among Italian oenologists with international experience. The love of a land has brought together a dynamic team with a passion for Sangiovese, creating wines that are representative of the region and the dedication of all those involved.
Otto Ettari’s resolution to bring the Montecucco Sangiovese out of the shadows and into the spotlight is confirmed by the cooperation with experienced cellar master Gianni Barolommei and ambitious oenologist Jacopo Vagaggini. Through targeted investments in smaller steel tanks, wooden barrel and new oak barriques, the team strives to differentiate its production, crafting wines that are “perfect” year after year, pure expressions of the elegant Montecucco Sangiovese with the honesty typical of this ageless variety.