Press Reviews

Otto Ettari​ Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG

The Montecucco Sangiovese represents a sophisticated expression of the noble Sangiovese grape, a combination of concentration and structure with elegance, resulting in a harmonious balance. On the nose, perfumes of spice and ripe fruit dominate while the mouth is rich and silky with melted tannins and hints of vanilla.

Luca Gardini on 2017 vintage

We are in Maremma, to be precise in Montenero d’Orcia, a small strip of land with a crystalline wine-growing vocation, recent disovered but already established and with assured potential. This is the place where a sort of ideal twinning between Italy and Germany takes place. Cousins, Manfred and Andreas Kunert, and their wives, Andrea and Corina, Gianni Bartolommei e Jacopo Vagaggini share a unified vision: to make the most of the territory's vocation and passion to get to bottle unique products, with the supreme cult of Sangiovese at the center, which responds to the DOCG Montecucco. This is where the Otto Ettari winery was born. Of all their wines, I have appreciated the Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG 2017 in particular; a wine of great elegance, with a nose of red plum, closed by a beautiful spice of officinal herbs, bay leaves above all, a mouth with iodized tannins and a savory and deep finish, with a fruity and pepper leaf return.

Falstaff Magazine on 2016 vintage

Sweet cherry in the scent with subtle floral and herbal notes, some white pepper. On the palate full of juicy elegance, delicately underlaid, fresh tannins, a picture book Sangiovese that emphasizes the classic properties of the variety: culinary unobtrusiveness and aromatic spice.

Falstaff Magazine on 2015 vintage

Plump heart cherry in the scent, still almost youthfully closed. Dense in the mouth with firm, firm, but at the same time ripe and well-juicing tannins, with strong mineral notes, ripe acidity. Despite its density and strength, it does not appear massive. Great length, and excellent potential for 4-8 years.


Otto Ettari​ Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva DOCG

This is a pure Sangiovese, coming from the best locations within the vineyard. The extended refining period allows for the evolution of this exceptional fruit, presenting a fascinating deep, dark and intense wine that literally explodes with perfumes of black fruits and spice. In the mouth it is full and concentrated with refreshing acidity and soft tannins, a wine that will continue its stunning evolution in bottle to last for many years ahead.

Falstaff Magazine on 2016 vintage

Subtle wood spices, chocolate, wild herbs, sage and menthol. Dried orange peel. Powerful tannin, massive palate, fine acid thread that gains concentration over the course of the palate, substantial finish. Not a soloist, absolutely needs food!

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