- Region : Tuscany
- Winemaker(s) : Az. Agricola Metinella
- Website : http://www.metinella.it
Az. Agricola Metinella extends over an area of 22 hectares, 18 of which are under vine cultivation starting from a height of 350 to 550 meters above sea level with...
Az. Agricola Metinella extends over an area of 22 hectares, 18 of which are under vine cultivation starting from a height of 350 to 550 meters above sea level with its sandy soil that owes its origin to the Pliocene epoch and enjoys a favourable sunlight exposure from the east to the south. Our attention has also been turned to wine lovers and tasters: first, by selecting the image of our brand with the utmost care and, second, a customized packaging in conical trunk shaped bottles with a white and simple label design along with a packing in casket-shaped boxes to highlight the very character of Az. Agricola Metinella between tradition and modernity. A further significant and not negligible aim of us is to share “METINELLA project” with all members of our working team, enabling us to achieve high-quality wines. Montepulciano is a land where history and art are constantly bonded with everyday life, a land surrounded by gentle slopes illuminated by a bright sunlight that can be appreciated here and nowhere else, a land full of flavours and smells where the breathtaking beauty of the Tuscan countryside is still being protected by nature. Thus, it is a land where one may find himself and enjoy the great outdoors while being inebriated by the harmony of nature, its unique beauty, delicacy, fascination and contemporaneously being involved emotionally in history and tradition of these places. Metinella, a Montepulciano-based estate in the heart of the famous wine-growing area of Nobile, was established at the end of 2015 after incorporating in one two of the existing local wine estates, aimed at joining together the best qualities and ingredients of the vines and its grapes spread by the soil. Inspired by the generosity of nature and the excellence of its fruits, our primary and only choice is oriented to work respectfully for these places and their traditions, in absolute harmony with them following environmentally beneficial methods and avoiding any use of chemicals. Requalification of vine plantings has required a hard work; all vineyards have been fixed and brought into alignment, their support stakes adequately replaced, soil and drainage ditches appropriately improved. It was also necessary for the vineyards to get declivity in shape after being damaged over time. Grass family essences suitable for a natural enrichment of the soil have been adequately seeded; one vineyard was removed to be replanted in compliance with the vine varietals required to make the very Nobile following the tradition. Furthermore, it was continually striven for the entire renovation of the wine cellar by setting about the task of restoring its building and, in addition, of implementing the temperature and humidity monitoring system in the barrel room, followed by the replacement of all wooden barrels. It was also opted for 25- and 50-hectoliter oak barrels encouraged by the conviction that this size is the ideal one to keep wine during its malolactic conversion and ageing as well. At the core of Metinella philosophy is, indeed, not only firm belief in tradition but also in modernity and future, focusing primarily on constant quality rather than on quantity. Accordingly, our vineyards and olive oil grove are grown on a day-to-day basis and each stage occurs just at the optimum time following the natural cycle of the seasons. The amount of buds is also duly set through pruning; in fact, its selection starts from inflorescence, harvesting of grapes occurs by hand and at different intervals of time after examining carefully the stages of the grape berry maturation, allowing the grapes to be picked at the time of their best phenolic maturation.